Current Seminarians

Michael Mehringer

Archdiocese of Chicago


October 11

Ordination Year


Home Town

Barrington, IL


Indiana University (Chemistry and Spanish)

Previous Career



English and Spanish


Soccer, playing cards, making/tasting wine, playing pool.

Favorite Saint

St. Mary, St. Joseph, Blessed Fulton Sheen, Servant of God Simon Brute, St. Benedict, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas

Vocation Story

Mine is a rather simple story. After graduating from College, I had a reversion experience, and I began to grow in my Catholic faith and love for Jesus Christ. After working as a Chemist for a few years, the call of the Priesthood came into my heart. I fought against the call for years until one day I decided that giving Seminary a shot was the only step I could take. And here I am!

Priest Aspirations

Being in a unique position to bring people closer to God, especially through the Sacraments.

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

For perseverance!