MARQUETTE — A young man who had went to school in the Upper Peninsula is now on his way to priesthood this Friday at the St. Peter Cathedral.

Deacon Dustin Larson was ordained to priesthood by Bishop John Doerfler of the Diocese of Marquette.This now changes his title from Deacon to Father now that he is a newly ordained priest.

Father Larson, whose parish community is St. Albert the Great in Houghton, had been studying at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit since the fall of 2011.

The Kalamazoo native began his studies at the seminary after earning a master’s degree in computer science from Michigan Technological University in Houghton.He is very eager to move forward into his life by helping others find the lord.

Father Larson is very passionate about this process and what it means. He told us there is so much that makes ordination an important moment for him and the people he will be of service too.

“Bringing the grace of God to the people so that we can be perfected, that we can be brought closer to him, that is what ordination is all about,” said Father Dustin Larson. “It’s not a gift just for me or for my own holiness. It is a gift that is given to me for others.”

Father Dustin Larson was appointed Parochial Vicar (Associate Pastor) of St. Albert the Great, Houghton, and St. Anne, Chassell.

He will spend his time guiding others towards the faith of Christianity and God.