Current Seminarians

Johnny Hernandez

Diocese of Laredo, Texas


August 28

Ordination Year


Home Town

Monterrey, MX

Home Parish

Saint Patrick, Laredo


University of the Incarnate Word (Philosophy and Pastoral Ministry)


English and Spanish


I like golf, singing, movies, hanging out with friends, traveling, legos, and I love trying new food.


I have a magnet collection and I know how to fence.

Favorite Saint

St Tarcisius, St Augustine, St Lawrence, and St Thérèse of Lisieux.

Favorite Devotion

Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Vocation Story

I started my Catholic education with the preparation for my First Communion and Confirmation with the help of my grandmother, because my parents do not practice the Catholic faith. Later, I became an altar server and, in my teen years, integrated to the teens group in my home parish. I started to feel God’s call to the priesthood in my heart during that time. When I was serving at Mass, I felt that I wanted to be the priest standing at the altar consecrating the bread and wine. At fourteen, after time of prayer and reflection with my spiritual and vocation director, I entered high school seminary in Monterrey, MX. After one year and a half I discerned out. In 2017, during Holy Week missions, I felt God’s call to the priesthood in my life again; and with the help of a friend, Fr. Alan Sanchez, I started a discernment process with the Diocese of Laredo, TX.

Priest Aspirations

Being able to be a good pastor for the people of God, always helping them to get closer to God through His love and mercy.

How can Mundelein's donors and community pray for you?

Please keep my brother seminarians and I in your prayers, so we may become the Alter Christus that the world needs.