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​Welcome to the website for the Office of Priestly Vocations of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, MI. This year twenty-five men from our diocese will be in seminary formation programs in preparation for ordination, seven of whom are new to formation. Thirteen of these men are at St. John Vianney College Seminary and twelve are at USML/Mundelein Seminary.

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FROM SPREADSHEETS TO SACRAMENTS

June 5, 2021

A seminarian prepares for priesthood

There are a few common questions I have received since I began telling people I was going to the seminary, such as, “What did you do before seminary? What did you study?” Invariably, when I tell them I studied finance and economics, people reply with something like, “I’m sure that will really help you as a priest.”

Making God Your #1

Pope Francis has declared 2021 the year of St. Joseph. In his apostolic letter Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis explains the role of chastity in St. Joseph’s vocational call as the husband of Mary and the father…

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Father Steve Durkee

Father I miss Mass

Challenging times remind us to pray for vocations As I begin writing this article, it is a surreal time. Moments ago, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued her shelter-in-place order. I have heard from many people about this unnerving time. “Father, I…

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