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Father Nick Junker is originally from metro-east St. Louis.  He attended DePaul University in Chicago, where he began seriously discerning the priesthood.  He went to Mundelein Seminary for priestly formation and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Belleville, IL in 2008.  He currently serves as Chaplain of the Newman Catholic Student Center at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and as Vocation Director for the Diocese of Belleville, IL.

"When we walk without the cross, we are not disciples of the Lord." -Pope Francis