Seminarian Endowment Challenge
1:1 Match Available

Now you can DOUBLE the value of your donation! A match is available for all qualifying gifts received by December 31, 2017. Qualifying donations must be new or increased gifts of $1,000 or more, or raised through special fund raising events designated for the program. This challenge incentivizes the endowment-building efforts that started in 2015, continuing the momentum to build this new endowment. The income generated from the seminarian endowment will assist in educating men in formation for the priesthood to serve the Diocese of Marquette. Click here to learn more.

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2017-2018 Candidates for Priesthood

Front row (left to right): Father Ben Hasse, Tyler Rivard, Joshua Sampson, Deacon Dustin Larson, Matthew Chartier,
Christian Flagstadt, Brother Romeo Cappellla, Bishop John Doerfler. Back row: Michael Kowalewski, Jack Kinnunen,
Thomas Merkel, Brandon Yanni, Benjamin Rivard.

Deacon Dustin Larson
Home Parish: St. Albert the Great, Houghton
Seminary: SHMS, Detroit, Michigan

Michael Kowalewski
Home Parish: Sacred Heart of Jesus, L'Anse
Seminary: SHSST, Hales Corners, Wisconsin

Br. Romeo Cappella
Home Parish: Companions of Christ the Lamb, Paradise
Seminary: SHMS, Detroit, Michigan
Thomas Merkel
Home Parish: St. Mary & St. Joseph, Iron Mountain
Seminary: SHMS, Detroit, Michigan

Ben Rivard
Home Parish: All Saints, Gladstone
Seminary: SHMS, Detroit, Michigan


Sacred Heart Major Seminary (SHMS)
2701 Chicago Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48206

Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology (SHSST)
PO Box 429
Hales Corners, WI 53130

Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary (IHMS)
750 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 44987

Diocese of Marquette Seminarian Handbook
Christian Flagstadt
Home Parish: Holy Family, Gladstone
Seminary: SHMS, Detroit, Michigan

Brandon Yanni
Home Parish: Holy Name of Mary, Sault Sainte Marie
Seminary: SHMS, Detroit, Michigan

Matthew Chartier
Home Parish: St. Barbara, Vulcan
Seminary: SHMS, Detroit, Michigan
Jack Kinnunen
Home Parish: St. Anne, Chassell
Seminary: IHMS, Winona, Minnesota
Tyler Rivard
Home Parish: All Saints, Gladstone
Seminary: SHMS, Detroit, Michigan

Joshua Sampson
Home Parish: Holy Name of Mary, Sault Ste. Marie
Seminary: SHMS, Detroit, Michigan

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