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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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College III
St. Isidore the Worker
Grand Rapids, MI

Adam & Jodi Urbanski
Joshua, Jacob, Joanna, Abigail
University of St. Thomas
St. John Vianney College Seminary
Wellspring Preparatory High School

Star Wars (especially the Clone Wars TV show), Audio, reading, going to daily mass!

Who inspired you to be a priest?
God did. I don’t think my desire for the priesthood was inspired by any one person I knew; rather, it was largely inspired by me taking the effort to learn more about my faith and therefore coming to realize more fully how important the priesthood is.

Why do you want to be a priest?
I want to be a priest because to be a priest is a way to do a lot of spiritual good for others in many ways.

What do you love most about the seminary:
Not only do we always have time for Mass and a holy hour every day, but we are given specific times to do so.  Confession is readily available.  Spiritual direction is every other week. Everyone there is looking out for each other.  SJV is geared specifically towards your spiritual well-being.

What are you most grateful for?
I am most grateful for my “conversion” a couple of years ago. I had always been raised Catholic, but it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I started to actually try to live my faith and learn more about it.

Write to Alex at:
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105

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