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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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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.”

Molly & Kevin Remenap

Keeping God’s Appointments

January/2024 Keeping God’s appointments By Fr. Stephen Durkee, Director of Priestly Vocations Father Acrea was a priest on the faculty at Saint John Vianney College Seminary when I was a seminarian. One of the oldest priests on staff at the…

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My No. 1 discernment tip.

December 2023 My No. 1 discernment tip. By Fr. Stephen Durkee, Director of Priestly Vocations I often get asked, “What is my No. 1 tip for a young person discerning?” My answer is relevant, whether you’re a man considering the…

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