About Father Ryan

Father Ryan Adorjan is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet-in-Illinois. He is the parochial vicar of the Cathedral of Saint Raymond Nonnatus and Sacred Heart parish, both in Joliet. He is also an adjunct faculty member of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake – Mundelein Seminary.

Father Ryan graduated from Oswego High School in 2010, and studied English with an emphasis in writing and Secondary Education at North Central College before entering St. John Vianney Seminary at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Philosophy and Catholic Studies from St. Thomas. In 2018, Fr. Ryan completed seminary formation at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake – Mundelein Seminary, where he earned a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology (STB) and a Master’s degree in Divinity (M.Div.). He was ordained to the priesthood on May 26, 2018 by Bishop R. Daniel Conlon. Fr. Ryan is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

Father Ryan is a frequent speaker in his home diocese and around the country. He has developed four parish missions: “Become an Evangelist”, “The Theory of Everything”, “Born in Wonder – Welcoming the Christ”, and “Facing Mercy.”

Fr. Ryan may be reached at radorjan@straymond.net.

The views expressed on this site are those of Fr. Ryan Adorjan and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Diocese of Joliet or any other entity.

Father Ryan is a regular contributor to Catholic Bytes and the LoveGoodCulture Blog.