Current Seminarians

Luke Downing

Diocese of Wichita, Kansas


December 22

Ordination Year


Home Town

Wichita, KS

Home Parish

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton


Conception Seminary College (2015, Philosophy)




General aviation, movies, golf, sports, spending time with friends


I got my private pilot's license about 6 years ago, and I have deeply enjoyed the pure air, freedom, and the transcendent adventure and "new perspective" that this journey has offered.

Favorite Saint

St. Therese of Lisieux, Francis de Sales, Bernard of Clairvaux

Favorite Devotion

Sacred Heart

Priest Aspirations

Celebrating the Mass and the sacraments; preaching; offering Christ’s entire Body, the Church, to the Father

What has been your favorite/most memorable story of your time at Mundelein thus far?

Trip to the Holy Land; time in Galilee and spending an overnight in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Anything Else

I’m deeply grateful for all the prayers and encouragement over the years. I can’t express the joy that has been building up in my heart to lay my life down in service.

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

For the freedom and generosity to respond to God’s call: simplicity and purity of heart