Current Seminarians

Matthew Gembrowski

Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan


May 28

Ordination Year


Home Town

Saginaw, Michigan

Home Parish

St. John Paul II


University of St. Thomas (Philosophy and Catholic Studies)


Piano, Drums, Raquetball


I went recently went skydiving for the first of hopefully many times!

Favorite Saint

St. John Paul II

Vocation Story

Growing up in a large Catholic family was a great environment in which I was able to discover what is truly important in life, namely our faith and a relationship with the Lord. As I grew up attending Catholic schools I was able to explore the faith and was drawn to it for its beauty and truth. The Lord gently pulled me after him with a quiet but ever growing desire to serve the Church as a priest. After high school, I decided to give Him a chance. I entered St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota and have been pursuing my vocation ever since.

Priest Aspirations

Saying Mass and hearing confessions for the people of God.

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

Any Marian devotion addressed to Our Lady of Good Counsel.