With praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Crookston cordially invites you to celebrate the Ordination to the Priesthood of Deacon Michael Ryan Arey, son of Stefan and Beverly Arey, through the invocation of the Holy Spirit and the Laying on of Hands by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Michael J. Hoeppner.

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m., with reception to follow Mass
Location: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston

What is a "Come and See" event?
A chance for Catholic guys to hang out / Games and meals / Discussion: Vocation Holiness, Virtue, Christian Manhood / Stories of the Priesthood / Prayer / Q & A with Seminarians

Summer 2019 Events:  Dates / Times / Locations to be determined. Check back for updated soon!

Esto Vir! is a vocation camp for young men (age 16+).  This camp is an opportunity for young men who may be open to the priesthood to come together and spend some days in community with each other and the seminarians of the diocese.  The camp includes sports and games, lakeside recreation, Mass, prayer, food, and fellowship.  

Date: August 6-8, 2019
Location: Sand Hill Lake Bible Camp (Fosston, MN)
Cost: FREE!


Questions can be directed to Fr. Matt Schmitz, Promoter of Vocations:
218-773-0877, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Fr. Xavier Ilango
2066 2nd Street
Lake Park, MN 56554

Fr. Matt Schmitz
200 3rd Street NW
East Grand Forks, MN 56721
(218) 773-0877

Bonnie Sullivan
Administrative Assistant
(218) 281-4533