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Portrait of Msgr. Schuler by artist Christopher Foote.

Monsignor Richard J. Schuler


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Schuler Seminarian Fund 3499 Lexington Ave N St. Paul, MN 55126

Schuler Seminarian Fund asks for prayer for these ‘Fishers of Men’  

There are 166 young men in our list of Schuler Seminarian Fund grant recipients who have answered the call of Christ to discern the priesthood. These formative years of study present to these men challenges, moments of joy and growth, and constant surrender to the will of God.

The support of Catholic United Financial members, past and present has made possible the gifting of grants in 2019 of $55,600 to the men studying to be the future leaders and servants of the Church. We rejoice that we can serve these servants in this way.

The Schuler Seminarian Fund directly supports the men who will become the “Fishers of Men”; this was the mandate in 1998 when the fund was established in the name of the late Monsignor Richard J. Schuler, Catholic United Financial’s spiritual director of 30 years.

Last year, Catholic United celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Schuler Seminarian Fund, and that the Fund was coming close to the endowment goal of $1 million. Now, at the beginning of the Fund’s third decade, the endowment stands at $793,243, ever closer to the goal of an endowment that will continue to make gifts to these precious men who have answered the call.

Please hold these men up in prayer, support other young men who are discerning a call to the priesthood or religious life, and consider a donation to the Schuler Seminarian Fund to help us reach our endowment goal.

A prayer for vocations…

O God, Father of all Mercies,
Provider of a bountiful Harvest,
send Your Graces upon those
You have called to gather the fruits of Your labor;
preserve and strengthen them in their lifelong service of you.
Open the hearts of Your children
that they may discern Your Holy Will;
inspire in them a love and desire to surrender themselves
to serving others in the name of Your son, Jesus Christ.

-Prayer for Vocations, US Conference of Catholic Bishops

2019 Schuler Grant Recipients

Organized by Diocese

Archdiocese of Dubuque

Jacob Dunne

Jacob Nilles

Nicholas Radloff

Joseph Sevcik

Ben Valentine

Eric Zenisek

Martin Coolidge

Christopher Stoker


Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Austin Barnes

James Bernard

Charles DeReuil

Paul DiFuccia

William Duffert

Kyle Etzel

Francis Floeder

Samuel Gilbertson

Derek Gilde

Ryan Glaser

Alexander Hall

Nathan Hastings

Paul Hedman

Jacob Hornecker

William Kratt

Steven Lang

Jonathan Liedl

Martin Longsdorf

Timothy Lyngdal

Michael Maloney

Alexander Marquette

Max Mauch-Morff

Samuel Moudry

Sean Mulcare

Joseph Nguyen

Zachary Ochsenbauer

Michael Panka

Alexander Rasset

Michael Reinhardt

John Rumpza

Josh Salonek

Joseph Seidel

Michael Selenski

Randall Skeate

Ryan Sustacek

Vinh-Thinh (Tim) Tran

John Utecht

Nicholas Vance

Joseph Wappes

Nate Whipple

Christopher Yanta


Diocese of Bismarck

Eric Artz

Mark Aune

Jacob Degele

Grant Dvorak

Benjamin Franchuk

Joshua Hill

Isaiah Jilek

Dustin Johns

Jacob Magnuson

Logan Obrigewitch

Christian Smith

Colton Steiner

Nicholas Vetter

Benjamin Wanner

John Windsor


Diocese of Crookston

Joshua Johnson

Mark Miller

John Wilebski

Lawrence Wirries


Diocese of Duluth

Daniel Hammer

Matthew Miller

Trevor Peterson

Peter Specht

Jacob Toma


Diocese of Fargo

Garrett Aberle

Riley Durkin

Robert Foertsch

Jered Grossman

Jasper Keller

Timothy Kraemer

Quinn Krebs

Joseph Littlefield

Kevin Lorsung

Andrew Meyer

Matthew Samson

Seth Skjervheim

Richard Stenger

Taylor Ternes

Matthew Kensok

Brendon Schneibel

Br. Francis Reineke, FMI

Diocese of La Crosse

Matthew Bowe

Jared Clements

Joseph Culligan

Alex Kren

Eric Mashak

Timothy Reither

Joseph Richards

Levi Schmitt

Daniel Williams

Daniel Buchal

Joseph Glatczak

Arturo Vigueras

John Zweber


Diocese of Madison

Barry Meinholz

Luis Reyes

Ryan Ruhle

Trae Sander

Mark Wagner


Diocese of New Ulm

Joshua Bot

Carter Currans

Nathan Hansen

John Hayes

James Herzog

Nolan Meyer

Luke Miller

Shawn Polman

Samuel Rosemeier

Tanner Thooft


Diocese of Rapid City

Robert Kinyon

Andrew Sullivan

Maxwell Vetch


Diocese of Sioux City

Travis Crotty

Garrett Hugeback

Zachary Jones


Diocese of Sioux Falls

Nicholas Ahrens

Jacob Doty

Michael Kapperman

Anthony Klein

Mitchell McLaughlin

Scott Miller

Andrew Mullaney

Zachary Schaefbauer

Jeffrey Schulte


Diocese of St. Cloud

Nathaniel Daubner

Jean-Claude Duncan

Tobias Ellis

Lucas Gerads

Patrick Hoeft

Brady Keller

Nolan Lemna

Mark Nosbush

Daniel Ruprecht

Thomas Skaja

Kevin Soenneker

Joseph VanDenheuvel


Diocese of Superior

Noah Roe

Isaiah Schick

Benjamin Schmitt

Joseph Stefancin

Daniel Tracy


Diocese of Winona-Rochester

Riley Becher

Jordan Danielson

Nicholas Gawarecki

Brian Klein

Matt Koestler

David Kruse

Jacob Lewis

Isaiah Lippert

Ezra Lippert

Mitchell Logeais

Gabriel Rysavy

Timothy Welch

Adam Worm

Michael Churchill

Teagan McDermott

Isaiah Olsem