Priesthood & Religious Life

Priesthood and Religious Life is one particular and wonderful way a person can embrace God’s call to them. It generally involves a period of prayer, study and discernment before promises or vows are made and/or ordination takes place for priesthood.

If you are interested in becoming a priest or religious and would like to find out more, feel free to call or email the parish office and/or our Office of Vocations of the Diocese of Peoria. Our Vocation Director of Recruitment, Fr. Tim Hepner, lives in residence at St. Mary’s, and can be reached by calling our parish office or at