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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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360 Division Ave. S. Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Theology I
St. Francis Xavier & Our Lady of Guadalupe
Grand Rapids, MI

Jose and Colleen Paiz
Grace, Natalie, Marguerite
University of St. Thomas
St. John Vianney College Seminary
Lowell High School
Music, board games, rock climbing.

Alex Paiz Vocation Story

Who inspired you to be a priest?
John Paul the II has inspired me by his life.  What inspires me to be a priest is witnessing to a life that is fully given to God and His church the greatest example of this is of course through Christ Our Lord.

Why do you want to become a priest?
Because I’m in love, and because I believe that the one whom I love (God) is calling me to love and serve Him in this way.

What are you most grateful for?
My family.  They have been such a foundation and blessing that I can always turn to.

Write to Alex at:
Mundelein Seminary
1000 E. Maple Ave.
Mundelein, IL  60060

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