St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
6020 W. Ardmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60646

Summer Office Hours:
M-Th : 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Closed Sat. & Sun.

Father Leo Sepulveda

Peace! My name is Fr. Leonel Sepulveda and I am very excited to meet and get immersed in the community of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish.

I was born and raised in the state of Jalisco in Mexico, my parents being Gabriel and Ana Sepulveda. My early education took place at the local parochial school, where I learned and fell in love with our Catholic faith.

As a kid, multiple subjects and topics seemed interesting to me, but, especially after making my First Communion, the priesthood began to represent something quite special for me.

I loved what parish priests did at the altar, at school, and elsewhere, as they ministered to people in all sorts of situations. It was thus that my vocation to be a priest began to grow in my heart.

When I was 16 years old, my entire family and I moved to the Chicago area permanently to begin a new life. Being only a sophomore in high school, I dedicated all my time to learning English and studying all the regular subjects in order to graduate, knowing, all the while, that I still wanted to enter seminary and study for the priesthood.

Upon graduation, I applied to and entered St. Joseph College Seminary at Loyola University where I began formation and philosophy studies. Four years later, I entered Mundelein Seminary.

I was ordained a transitional deacon in August of 2020 and a priest in May of 2021. I served at Our Lady of Mercy Parish my first year as a priest.

I hope I can get to know this community right away, as I minister to you!

God Bless!

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