New vocation director

Fr. Daniel Schuster will visit parishes and work with the Diocese's seminarians

Schuster-Fr-DanFr. Daniel Schuster, on August 1, became the new vocation director for the Diocese of Green Bay. As vocation director, Fr. Schuster will travel to parishes throughout the diocese where he will preach and invite and motivate the people who have a call from God.

He also will work with the seminarians in formation and live at Xavier House in De Pere, which has openings for young men in college, working or serving as volunteers, who live in community while discerning the possibility of the priesthood.

Fr. Schuster also will maintain connections with the Serra Clubs, Knights of Columbus, and Catholic Youth Expeditions (CYE) in their role in encouraging and supporting vocations in the Church.

Fr. Schuster succeeded Fr. Tom Long, who was appointed diocesan vicar for ministers, succeeding Fr. Paul Demuth.

Since his ordination to the priesthood in 2008, Fr. Schuster has been serving as an associate pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Manitowoc. He is on Facebook and has a blog.

The Diocese of Green Bay has 25 seminarians and Bishop David Ricken would like 40 seminarians by 2012, Fr. Schuster said.

As vocation director, Fr. Schuster works with Fr. Quinn Mann, associate vocation director for the Diocese of Green Bay.

Who we are

The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay works to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ by helping people in need and by providing academic, leadership and spiritual formation opportunities to parish and school leaders. Established in 1868, the Diocese is composed of 345,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago.