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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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Annual Vianney Visit to St. John Vianney College Seminary

The annual Vianney Visit to St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul, MN will be a VIRTUAL event this year held at St. Pius X Parish on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 5:30-9:00p.m.  Please click the link below for more information.  You must RSVP to attend no later than November 12th by emailing Pattie Reynolds in the Office of Priestly Vocations at preynolds@grdiocese.org.

VIANNEY VISIT 2020

Exploring Priesthood Discernment Group

The November meeting will be the Vianney Visit (see above).  The next scheduled gathering is Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm at St. Pius X Parish in the Sarto Center.

Exploring priesthood discernment group is an opportunity for prayer and reflection sponsored by the diocesan Office of Priestly Vocations. Each month, young men (ages 16 – 35) are invited to gather and discern God’s will for their lives.

Men are also invited to attend the 10:30 am Sunday Mass before the meeting.

Please call Pattie Reynolds to let us know you are coming at 616-288-0910. Questions, email Fr. Stephen Durkee

Congratulations to our three new priests: Fr. Michael Goodwin, Fr. Dominic Couturier, and Fr. Daniel Orris 

It is with great joy that our diocese ordained three new priests on June 6, 2020.

Fr. Michael Goodwin is assigned parochial vicar of St. Paul Apostle parish, Grand Rapids.

Fr. Dominic Couturier is assigned parochial vicar of St. Robert of Newminster parish, Ada.

Fr. Daniel Orris is assigned parochial vicar of St. Jude Parish, Grand Rapids.

Click here to see photos from Rite of Ordination for our three new priests!

Watch Bishop Walkowiak’s Homily

Congratulation Deacon Noah!

With great joy we congratulate newly ordained Deacon Noah Thelen.  Noah was ordained as a transitional deacon on May 16th, 2020.

Click here to see photos from his ordination.

Watch Bishop Walkowiak’s Homily

Fr. Stephen's Scoreboard

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