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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
Basilica of St. Adalbert
Grand Rapids, MI

William & Colleen Roth

Aishlin, Colin, Will

University of St. Thomas
St. John Vianney College Seminary
West Catholic High School

Weight lifting, reading, golfing, praying, and spending time with friends.

Who inspired you to be a priest?
My inspiration came from both Fr. Rob Mulderink and Fr. Andrew Ayers by their devotion to the sacraments and their ministry to our young people.  They have shown me that joy and peace is possible in the life of a priest.

Why do you want to be a priest?
The sacraments and the beauty of the Mass.  As an Altar server I was  given a great opportunity to see the mass up close and this experience gave me a new perspective on the priesthood.

What are you most grateful for?
My experiences with the GVSU Focus Missionaries and the Laker Catholic group have taught me what it means to be a true friend and to be surrounded by an authentic Catholic community.

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

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