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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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Michael Baldwin portrait

Theology I 
Shrine of St. Francis Xavier/ Our Lady of Guadalupe 
Grand Rapids, MI

Peter and Michelle Baldwin

Joseph, Rachel-Marie, Nicole-Claire, Anna-Lise, Emelia-Grace,
and James Baldwin.

Catholic Central High School
Grand Valley State University
Univeristy of St. Mary of the Lake – Mundelein Seminary

Michael enjoys reading books, kicking a soccer ball, bike riding,
hiking in nature, lifting weights, watching films, listening to music,
and discussing art.

Who inspired you to be a priest? 

The joy of Fr. Bill Ashbaugh and Fr. Tony Smela from the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle in Ann Arbor, MI inspired me to be open to discerning the vocation of priesthood. 

Why do you want to be a priest? 

God invited me to open my heart to consider becoming a priest and learn to trust that my loving Father knows and wants what is best for me. 

What do you love the most about seminary? 

The Christian community I have encountered with brother seminarians who desire to grow in relationship with God and serve his people. 

What are you most grateful for? 

God loving me through his people at Mundelein as I learn to grow in friendship with our God of mercy and peace. 

Write to Michael at:
Mundelein Seminary
1000 E. Maple Ave.
Mundelein, IL  60060

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