Welcome to the website for the Office of Priestly Vocations of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, MI. Presently twenty-one men from our diocese are in seminary formation programs in preparation for ordination.
For some of these men considering the possibility of priesthood began when they were boys or young men. Others were older when they discovered the possibility of serving God as a priest. Regardless of each man's reason, it seems the most influential factors enabling each of them to embrace the vocation of priesthood were family support, priestly example, a personal invitation or a vocation program in childhood or adolescence.
These men are dedicated Catholics who cherish the Church and its traditions. Each of them is open to how God calls them to grow and mature in preparation for the life of priesthood. But most importantly, they are men who enjoy life to the fullest.
If you feel that we have just described you, contact Rev. Ronald D. Hutchinson
, Director of Priestly Vocations, to learn more.