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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 

Joseph & Michelle Jensen
Margaret, Christopher
West Catholic High School
Fishing, Reading and drinking Tea.

Who inspired you to be a priest?
My cousin, Fr. Rob Mulderink, was probably the man who most inspired me, besides my own father.  Fr. Rob was such a shining example of a priest who loves the Lord more than himself, and it was while alter serving at his first mass that I resolved to enter the seminary.

What do you love most about the seminary?
The daily schedule of prayer. Our lives are really built around prayer and the Eucharist which helps us to keep our focus on Christ.

Why do you want to be a priest?
I want to be a priest because I desire to serve the Lord the best I possibly can.  I always felt closest to the Lord while alter serving, and while helping priests, so I believe the Lord is calling me to the priesthood through those experiences.

What are you most grateful for?
I am most grateful for how easy the Lord has made it to pursue my vocation this past year.

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

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