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Seminarian Booklet 2019 Web 2 1This booklet contains all the information provided below on the men studying for the priesthood in the Diocese of Green Bay.

We want you to both laugh at their light-hearted answersand get to know them through their stories.

  pdf Updated PDF of booklet posted October 14, 2019.  (4.30 MB)

 

 


Juan AltamiranoParish: St. Therese Parish, Appleton
Birth Date: June 24
Seminary: Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary
Seminary Address:
700 Terrace Heights #688 Winona, MN 55987-1399

College IV

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Intecessor: St. Thérèse of Lisieux, because it is my home parish and because I wish to imitate her “Little Way.”

Nathan BuddeParish: St. Mary Parish, Ledgeview
Birth Date: March 6
Seminary: Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary
Seminary Address:
700 Terrace Heights #1225 Winona, MN 55987-1399

College II

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Intercessor: St. Padre Pio, because he has been a priestly influence on my life since I read a biography of his life in middle school. He is the inspiration for my confirmation name, Pius.

Matthew ColleParish: Immaculate Conception Parish, Luxemburg
Birth Date: October 21
Seminary: Pontifical North American College
Seminary Address:
00120 Vatican City, V
Vatican City State, Europe
Mailing Address: N6260 Hawthorne Rd., Luxemburg, WI 54115-8228

Theology II

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Intercessor: Mother Teresa, so that she gives me strength every morning to face Jesus and say yes to his will for me that day. This is especially the case when the work or tasks of the day seem small and insignificant. May I do all things for love of Jesus.

Patrick Costello

Parish: St. Margaret Mary Parish, Neenah
Birth Date: April 15
Seminary: Pontifical North American College
Seminary Address:
00120 Vatican City, V
Vatican City State, Europe

Address for Mailing Cards: 6337 Sturgeon Bay Rd., Luxemburg WI 54217

Theology III

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Intercessor: St. Thérèse of Lisieux, because I directly credit her with getting me to seminary. I was reading her book “Story of a Soul,” when my college chaplain noticed that and then encouraged me to pray about going to the seminary. This year, I ask her to help me grow in love for Jesus.

Ben JohnsonParish: Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Oshkosh
Birth Date: June 22
Seminary: Mundelein Seminary
Address:
1000 E Maple Avenue
Mundelein IL 60060-1967

Theology IV

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Intercessor: St. Joseph, because he is a perfect model of fatherhood, particularly in his receptivity and cooperation with grace. If I can one day be 10% the father that he was, then I will be well on the road to sainthood!

Patrick Costello

Parish: St. Bernard Parish, Green Bay
Birth Date: November 5
Seminary: St. John Vianney College Seminary
Seminary Address:
2110 Selby Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104

College I

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Intercessor: St. Thomas Aquinas, because he is my patron in confirmation, my patron as a student, and the patron of the university where I study. He and his work have played an integral role in forming my intellectual convictions about the faith and about life.

Andrew LeGreveParish: St. Agnes Parish, Green Bay
Birth Date: June 22
Seminary: Mundelein Seminary
Seminary Address:
1000 E. Maple Avenue
Mundelein IL 60060-1967

Theology I

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Intercessor: St. Francis de Sales, because lately, God has been speaking to me through his book, “Introduction to the Devout Life.” It is a spiritually challenging read in which he counsels us how to live a life of love and true devotion to God. Very powerful stuff.

Brandon LewandowskiParish: Sacred Heart Parish, Shawano
Birth Date: April 22
Seminary: St. Francis de Sales Seminary

Seminary (Pastoral Year):
Holy Spirit Parish, Kimberly/Darboy
620 E Kimberly Ave. Kimberly, WI 54136-1513

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Intercessor: St. John Vianney, because he is especially relevant as the patron saint of parish priests. I would be blessed to learn a thousandth of his pastoral wisdom this year.

Ben PribbenowParish: Holy Spirit Parish, Kimberly
Birth Date: October 8
Seminary: Pontifical North American College
Seminary Address:
00120 Vatican City State, Europe
Mailing Address: 609 Theresa Ct. Kimberly, WI 54136-2343

Theology I

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Intercessor: St. John Vianney, because he lived a humble priesthood. I hope to imitate his spirit of humility and service during my time in the seminary and as a priest.

Kevin RipleyParish: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Pulaski
Birth Date: October 10
Seminary: Mundelein Seminary
Seminary Address:
1000 E Maple Avenue
Mundelein IL 60060-1967

Theology IV

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Intercessor: St. Paul, because this year I visited the place of St. Stephen’s martyrdom and the place of Paul’s trial in Caesarea Maritima, and I am being drawn more towards him and his teachings.

Jace ShefflerParish: St. John the Baptist Parish, Menasha
Birthday: December 19
Seminary: St. John Vianney Theological Seminary
Seminary Address:
1300 S Steele St. Denver, CO 80210-2526

Spirituality Year

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Intercessor: St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, because she was the first saint I formed a personal relationship with, and she continues to enflame my heart and protect my vocation

Brandon LewandowskiParish: St. Paul Parish, Combined Locks
Birth Date: June 6
Seminary: St. Francis de Sales Seminary
Seminary Address:
3257 South Lake Dr. St. Francis, WI 53235-3702

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Pre-Theology I

Intercessor: St. Teresa of Calcutta, because her spiritual friendship was very important at the beginning of my discernment, and she continues to help me grow in my love for the Eucharist and my desire to serve others

Michael UchytilParish: Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Hortonville
Birthday: May 10
Seminary: St. Francis de Sales Seminary
Seminary Address:
3257 South Lake Dr
St. Francis WI 53235-3702

Theology II

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Intercessor: Blessed Solanus Casey, to remember to thank God ahead of time for his abundant blessings.

MIichael Vance

Parish: St. Bernard Parish, Green Bay
Birth Date: May 17
Seminary: St. John Vianney College Seminary
Seminary Address:
2110 Selby Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104

College I

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Intercessor: Our Lady of Lourdes. Mary’s intercession is always awesome, and I like this particular apparition because of the mystery of the Immaculate Conception revealed by her words. I keep a statue of her in my dorm room.