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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 Matthew Vander Werff

Pre-theology I
St. Mary
Lowell, MI


Parent:
Godfrey & Geraldine Vander Werff


Siblings:
Molly Klimas, Sara Vander Werff, Robert Vander Werff, Father Bill Vander Werff, Margaret Bollin, Anne O’Neill, Rebecca DeWeerdt


Education:
Aquinas College, Grand Rapids Catholic Central

University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary – Mundelein, IL


Hobbies:
Kayaking, bicycling, and bowling.

Who inspired you to be a priest? Fr. Fekete and a parishioner from my church.

Why do you want to be a priest? To share the knowledge of the Truth.

What do you look most forward in the seminary? I look forward to being in the company of seminarians who are of like mind and heart.

What are you most grateful for? God’s mercy and good health.

Write to Matthew in care of:
Mundelein Seminary
1000 E. Maple Ave.
Mundelein, IL  60060
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