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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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Seminarian Dcn. Logan Weber

Fourth Theology
St. Charles Borromeo
Greenville, MI

Charles and Kimberly Weber

Garrett Weber

Greenville High School
Ferris State University
University of St. Mary of the Lake – Mundelein Seminary

Logan enjoys learning about the outdoors, new technology, and cars or anything with an engine.  He likes working outdoors as well as fishing, kayaking, and playing tennis and softball.  Logan also enjoys photography, cooking, and watching sports with friends and family.

Who inspired you to be a priest?

There are two in particular.  The first was Father Phil Salmonowicz whose first assignment was my home parish.  He was the first priest who saw the vocation in me and encouraged me to look into it.  Second was Father Chuck Schwartz, whose first assignment was at Ferris State University, where I was an engineering student, as Parochial Vicar of St. Mary-St. Paul.  Father Chuck was the first younger priest I had ever had any sort of friendship with, and his authenticity to who he was as a person affirmed that, just because one is ordained a priest doesn’t mean that he can’t be authentically himself.  The passage “he who loses his life for my sake will find it,” took on new meaning for me.

Why do you want to be a priest?

Throughout my life I can point to different times when I’ve heard the call placed on my heart, even from a young age, to be a priest.  In further discernment I have heard the call as an invitation to live Jesus’ very own life.  In prayer the more I’ve gotten to know Jesus personally, the more I trust and understand that his desire for my life is that which will ultimately fulfill me.  How can I say no to an invitation like that?

What do you love the most about the seminary?

I love the authentic fraternity which can be found in the seminary.  I don’t know of any other place in this world where you can find 150 men all striving to grow in virtue, self-knowledge, and love of the Lord.  The authentic fraternity helps us to learn how to walk with each other, build each other up, and to allow ourselves to be built up by each other.  One is never alone as a seminarian.

What are you most grateful for?

I am most grateful for the many and varied ways in which the Lord has taken his time with me, knowing just how to call me, always calling me back to himself when I fall, and inviting me to live in intimacy with him in this very particular and privileged way.

Write to Logan at:
USML/Mundelein Seminary
1000 East Maple Ave.
Mundelein, IL 60060

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