Current Seminarians

Dominic Couturier

Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Birthday

3-3-1979

Ordination Year

2020

Home Town

Greenville Michigan

Home Parish

Immaculate Heart of Mary

Undergraduate

Davenport Universtiy (2004, BS in Business Strategic Management)

Previous Career

Project Manager/ Supervisor. Couturier Iron Craft Inc.

Languages

English/ Some spanish

Hobbies

Fitness, Health and wellness, Triathlons, Skiing, Mountain Biking, Scuba Diving, Construction, Martial Arts

Tidbit

Sponsered Triathlete racer. Self taught Health and Welness Coach.

Favorite Saint

Saint Pope John Paul II

Favorite Devotion

The Jesus Prayer.

Vocation Story

Came to fully know God through nature when I was young. Fell in love with the Eucharist through St Ignatius of Antioch’s writings at age 25. And then two pilgrimages to the Holy Land and Rome filled me with the Holy Spirit. This new found fire of the spirit gave me strength to volunteer close to 10 years in Youth Ministry which drew me closer to the Liturgy and Dogma of the Church. The scandal that broke out in the church added fuel to the fire of my calling. I felt God asking me to defend the beauty of the Church and her members as a true authentic father, disciple and MAN of Christ. At the age of 33 my desire to fully embrace my masculinity as a soldier for Christ led me to discern His call and to enter Seminary discernment.

Priest Aspirations

Defending the truth and showing the transcendent beauty of Catholicism in our secular Culture so as to bring people to an experience of Christ. And of course celebrating the Eucharist and Confession.

What has been your favorite/most memorable story of your time at Mundelein thus far?

So many! I guess helping others and the good conversations and fellowship that arise from them.

How can Mundelein's donors and community pray for you?

Pray that I become humble. So that I may truly become a spiritual master and bridge to Christ for the people of God.