Current Seminarians

Eric Rewa

Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan


February 26

Ordination Year


Home Town

Walker, MI

Home Parish

Holy Trinity- Comstock Park


Central Michigan University (2015, Bachelor of Science in History and Social Science)

Graduate Degree

M.A. in Philosophy and Religion




Camping, Fishing, Reading, Biking, Music, Sports, Politics, History, Astronomy


I have played the trombone since I was 10 years old

Favorite Saint

St. Maximilian Kolbe

Favorite Devotion

Militia of the Immaculata

Vocation Story

I was raised a Catholic by my parents since the time I was born; they did this by praying before meals and at bedtime, bringing me to Mass every Sunday, and enrolling me in Religious Education at our home parish- Holy Trinity. It was during my college years at Central Michigan University that I learned substantially more about the faith and got very involved at the campus parish St. Mary’s. At this parish I made friends who were devoted Catholics. I attended and helped out with retreats, became an Altar Server and Lector, and participated in numerous other events. Through this learning and involvement, my faith itself grew to a point that in my final year of college I started to seriously consider a vocation to the priesthood. At the same time I was studying to be a high school history teacher and in the fall of 2015 I did my student teaching experience, which, although enjoyable, did not turn out the way I would have liked. Being that I had already been discerning a priestly vocation for a number of months at that point, I decided to apply for seminary in December 2015 soon after graduating from college. By May (2016) I was accepted and in August I started my formation as a priest at Mundelein Seminary.

Priest Aspirations

Administering the Sacraments, especially Holy Eucharist and Confession.

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

Fellowship among my seminarian brothers, especially those from my diocese (Grand Rapids) and in my class (1st Theology); also my involvement in the Seminary Schola, Brass Ensemble, Cantoring, and in the Militia Immaculata.

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

For my continuing formation to become a parish priest.