Vocations - Meet Our Seminarians

Declan McNicholas

Tell us about your family.

I am the son of Deenna and Patrick McNicholas and oldest of 8 children.  I have 3 sisters and 4 brothers.   

Where are you from, and what is your home parish?

I am from Chesterton and my home parish is St. Patrick

What seminary do you attend, and what year are you?

I am currently second theologian at Mundelein.

What is it that draws you to the possibility of priesthood?

The joy that I had seen in the priest that I knew.

My parents who have always lived out their faith in a beautiful way.  This gave me the opportunity to see the beauty in the Church, which gave me a desire to serve the people of the church. 

Who are some of your role models?

Some role models for me are St. John Paul II, St. John Vianney, pope Francis, and my parents

What is your favorite Scripture passage?

Then the Boy’s father cried out, “I do believe, help my unbelief!”
Mark 9:24

Places I have been assigned:

  • St. Michael in Schererville
  • Notre Dame in Michigan City
  • Spanish immersion in Cuernavaca Mexico and St. Mary in East Chicago

Declan McNicholas

Declan McNicholas