On Saturday, June 8, 2013 Rev. Paul Erickson and Rev. John Whitlock were ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Earl Boyea. Concelebrating were Bishop-Emeritus Carl F. Mengeling and many priests of the diocese. In late June the new priests will begin their first pastoral assignments: Father Erickson will be parochial vicar of St. Gerard Parish, Lansing and Father Whitlock will be parochial vicar of Queen of the Miraculous Medal Parish, Jackson and Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Michigan Center.