Christ is knocking very hard at many hearts, looking for young people like you to send into the vineyard where an abundant harvest is ready.

St. John Paul II

Over the past 96 years, Our Lady of Good Counsel has had a number of men and women enter into priesthood and religious life. For this, we give great thanks to God!

Any man who feels that the Lord might be inviting him to consider a vocation to either the priesthood or the permanent diaconate is welcome to contact one of our priests or deacons.

Any woman who feels that the Lord might be inviting her to consider a vocation to the religious life is welcome to contact one of our priests.

Sr. Mary Lisa Renfer, Religious Sister of Mercy of Alma

James Bird

James just graduated Divine Child High School where he was very active in the school community. He  played two varsity sports, participated in all the bands, and was top of his class. He looks forward to going wherever God takes him.

David Brish

David is 23 years old and a recent graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where he earned a degree  in Mechanical Engineering. David will start formation at Sacred Heart in the fall of 2016.

Ryan Eggenberger

Ryan is a graduate of Grand Valley State University (‘08) and is from Plymouth. Prior to seminary he worked for the State Legislature in Lansing and worked on the Communications Team here at Our Lady of Good Counsel.

Drew Mabee

Drew is in the School of Theology at Sacred Heart. He is originally from Atlanta, GA but grew up in Southeast Michigan. Before seminary, Drew raced dirt bikes and was heavily involved in ministry at Eastern Michigan University.

I address this plea in a special way to those of you whom the Lord is calling to the priesthood and the consecrated life. Do not be afraid to say ‘yes’ to Jesus, to find your joy in doing his will, giving yourself completely to the pursuit of holiness, and using all your talents in the service of others!

Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus