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Current Seminarians

Matthew Jakupco

Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana

Birthday

June 24

Ordination Year

2022

Home Town

Carmel, IN

Home Parish

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Undergraduate

University of St. Thomas (2018, Philosophy)

Hobbies

I enjoy reading, running, and spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy spending time outdoors, camping, and hiking.

Favorite Saint

St. Josemaría Escrivá and St. John Paul II

Vocation Story

Starting at the age of 10, when I began altar serving, the idea of priesthood was always something that had been on my mind. As I entered high school, I began to seriously discern this vocation. However, fear and anxiety compelled me to choose to go to college instead. After two years of studying finance at Purdue University, I still felt the Lord tugging on my heart. With a leap of faith, I transferred to St. John Vianney College Seminary in the fall of 2015. Since then there has been great peace and joy in following the Lord unreservedly, growing every day in confidence and trust in His Divine Providence.

Priest Aspirations

The celebration of the Sacraments and the intimacy with Christ and His Church are the most humbling, but also most joyous aspects of the priesthood that I look forward to.

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

Please continue to pray for good and holy men to be docile to the Holy Spirit and that the Church would have the bold and courageous men who have knowledge of the eternal value of the Gospel, and preach it in such a way.