Current Seminarians

Patrick Kennedy

Archdiocese of Chicago


April 6

Seminary Year

Spirituality Year

Home Town

Blue Island

Home Parish

St. Benedict, Blue Island


Running, Reading, Poetry


I was an extra on the TV Show "Empire"

Favorite Saint

Saint Oscar Romero

Favorite Devotion

"Those who sow in tears will reap with cries of joy" Psalm 126:5

Vocation Story

– I began to feel my call to the priesthood as early as senior year of high school but decided going to college would be best for my discernment. It was at Marquette University through my experiences in Campus Ministry, especially during my time assisting with their RCIA program, that I began to feel God deepen my call. There I found tremendous joy in sharing my faith with other young people and getting to know other people’s stories of faith. After college, I decided to spend a year on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota as a Catechist teaching Kindergarten through Third grade. My time as a catechist as well as the examples and support of the Jesuit priests serving the people on the reservation inspired me to enter seminary.

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

I ask that the faithful pray to Our Heavenly Father that he further clarify His will fo me.  And that, if they feel called to do so, say a decade of the rosary for me as Mary is a certain aid on our pilgrimage to the Father.