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Father Matt Larsen named pastor of Assumption Parish, Spokane
the Inland Register
(From the June 21, 2012 edition of the Inland Register)
(Editorís note: The story on priest assignments in the May 17 Inland Register omitted a biographical sketch of Father Matt Larsen, whose appointment as pastor of Assumption Parish, Spokane, was announced at that time. The IR apologizes for the oversight.)
Father Matthew Larsen, parochial vicar of St. Mary Parish in Spokane Valley, has been named pastor of Assumption Parish, Spokane, effective July 1.
Father Larsen was ordained a priest of the Spokane Diocese on June 26, 2009, and was assigned to St. Mary Parish.
He grew up in Deer Park, Wash., and graduated from Gonzaga Prep.
After earning bachelorís degrees in biology and English from Gonzaga University, he graduated from Gonzaga School of Law, passed the Washington State bar exam, then worked as legal counsel for a mortgage brokerage firm in Spokane Valley before becoming a public defender in Okanogan County.
He studied theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., with an emphasis on canon law.