Father Dominic T. Couturier, 41, is the son of Thomas (Member of Council #2084) and Roberta Couturier. He has five siblings: Jonathan, Nathan, Jacob, Monique and Mark. He is a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Grand Rapids and grew up in Greenville where he attended St. Charles Borromeo Parish. He attended Davenport University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2004. He worked at Couturier Iron Craft Inc. until entering the seminary in 2014.
Father Dominic received his Master of Divinity from the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois, in spring 2020. He completed his pastoral internship at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Norton Shores and St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Muskegon, under the mentorship of Father Charles Hall. He was ordained a transitional deacon on May 18, 2019 and ordained a priest on June 6, 2020.
Father Dominic will celebrate his Mass of Thanksgiving at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 7, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1935 Plymouth Ave. SE, Grand Rapids.
Bishop Walkowiak has announced that following ordination, effective July 1, Father Dominic is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Robert of Newminster Parish in Ada.
Father Dominic is one of the Seminarians that St. Charles Council #2084 supported.
A tradition of the Council is to give a gift of some kind to newly ordained priest that the Council has supported. The Council asked Father what he could use and he chose a large cross. During the August meeting the Council gave Fr. Dominic that cross. Fr. sent us a picture of where he wanted the Cross to be placed. Fr. has an altar where he says Mass Daily and you can see the Cross.