Detroit archbishop Allen H. Vigneron on Saturday, June 3, will ordain five men to the Catholic priesthood for the Archdiocese of Detroit: Deacons John Bettin, Andrew Dawson, Grayson Heenan, Matthew Hood and Craig F. Marion.
The June 3 ordination will take place at a 10:00 a.m. liturgy at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 9844 Woodward Avenue, Detroit. The public is invited to attend. The Mass will also be streamed live on the Archdiocese of Detroit's Facebook page. Those being ordained will greet family and friends following the ordination Mass. More details about the men being ordained:
Deacon John Bettin, 52, is the son of Lois and Eugene Bettin (both deceased). He entered Sacred Heart Major Seminary from his home parish of St. Joseph the Worker in Lake Orion. He will begin his priestly ministry at St. Joan of Arc Parish in St. Clair Shores.
Deacon Andrew Dawson, 42, is the son of Hilary and Peter Dawson. He entered Sacred Heart Major Seminary from his home parish of Guardian Angels in Clawson. He will begin his priestly ministry at St. Fabian Parish in Farmington Hills.
Deacon Grayson Heenan, 29, is the son of Ann and Rusty Heenan. He entered Sacred Heart Major Seminary from his home parish of St. Paul on the Lake in Grosse Pointe Farms, and has been in formation at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Following ordination he will begin his priestly ministry at Most Holy Trinity Parish and Ste. Anne Parish, both in Detroit.
Deacon Matthew Hood, 26, is the son of Denise and Randy Hood. He entered Sacred Heart Major Seminary from his home parish of St. Joseph the Worker in Lake Orion. He will begin his priestly ministry at Divine Child Parish in Dearborn.
Deacon Craig Marion, 39, is the son of Pamela and Paul Marion, Jr.. He entered the seminary from his home parish of St. Vincent Ferrer
Parish in Madison Heights. He will begin his priestly ministry at St. Paul on the Lake Parish in Grosse Pointe Farms.
To read more about these men and their paths to the priesthood, read the Michigan Catholic’s coverage on www.themichigancatholic.org. To learn more about priestly vocations and joining the priesthood, visit www.detroitpriest.com. Photographs of the men to be ordained are available here.
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