In this Christmas homily from the Midnight Mass, Fr. Michael tells the congregation that Jesus was born a king on Christmas day to establish and build a kingdom on earth. God's response to suffering, sickness, disease, and death is Christmas. The answer to all of our whys is Jesus, and we can start living in His kingdom today through friendship with Jesus.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:42am PDT

Deacon Dave Carignan preached at all of the weekend masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church for the Fourth Sunday of Advent. In this homily from the 10 AM Mass, Deacon Dave discusses viewing the nativity scene from a new perspective. Fr. Dave tells the congregants to seek the King who waits for us in the simplicity of the manger and encourages them to respond with complete and total trust in the Lord.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:52pm PDT

Fr. Suhy preached at all of the weekend masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church for the Third Sunday of Advent. In this homily from the 10 AM Mass, Fr. Michael tells the us that we can learn to know and love Jesus through sacred scripture. He discusses the words of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Juan Diego during the apparitions at Guadalupe while reminding us that Mary's greatest desire is to make Jesus manifest to us.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 5:44am PDT

On December 1st, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church was pleased to welcome Most Reverend Gerard W. Battersby, Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit, as he presided over the Installation Mass for Fr. Michael Suhy as our new pastor. This is Bishop Battersby's homily from the Installation Mass.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 5:06pm PDT

Fr. Suhy preached at most of the weekend masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church for the First Sunday of Advent. In this homily from the 10 AM Mass, Fr. Michael tells the congregants that God never abandons them. He offers the grace to be with Him, to hear his voice, and to walk with Him. In times of need, He gives us himself. Fr. Michael encourages the congregants to ask Jesus to reveal their sins in preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Receiving God's mercy through repentance makes us able to accept more from Him-His patience, love, and generosity.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:42pm PDT

Deacon Steve Mitchell preached at all of the weekend masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church for The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. In this homily from the 10 AM Mass, Deacon Steve tells the congregants that God has anointed them for the mission for which he has appointed them. While the Church and Country seem to be a mess, God has work for each of us to do. Stop fussing over what we can’t impact and get to work doing what we can do. Deacon Steve offers some tools to assess, plan, execute, and evaluate how we're doing with the work God has assigned to us.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:25pm PDT

Fr. Michael Suhy preached at all of the weekend masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the 5 PM Mass, Fr. Michael reflects on his recent retreat to the Catholic Shrines of Montreal and Quebec while encouraging the congregants to strive to be devoted to the Lord.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:26am PDT

Fr. Michael Suhy preached at all of the weekend masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the 8 AM Mass, Fr. Michael discusses the supply line of prayer while offering suggestions for discovering a new source or way of prayer, deepening a life of prayer, and how to diagnose a life of prayer that has become stagnant.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:38am PDT

Fr. Michael Suhy preached at all of the masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In this homily from the 10 AM Mass, Fr. Michael discusses how the power of faith helps us endure all the things that happen in our lives. Fr. Michael invites the congregants to look into the eyes of Jesus on the cross and to believe in the Father's love.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:34am PDT

Fr. Micheal Suhy preached at all of the masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the noon Mass, Fr. Michael discusses the importance of building blocks for sustaining our growth in holiness. Fr. Michael reflects on Deacon Mitchell's preaching from the previous weekend on faith, and how it leads to a relationship with Jesus.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:30pm PDT

Newly ordained Deacon Aaron Poyer preached at the 5 PM Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. In his first homily Deacon Poyer discusses his journey and the call that each of us has to share our faith in the community.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 5:14am PDT

Deacon Steve Mitchell preached at most of the weekend masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. In this homily from the noon Mass, Deacon Steve discusses the importance of faith. After telling the congregants that faith does not ask why, but who, Deacon Steve looks at the greatest power of faith and concludes the homily by reflecting on why faith is enough.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:34am PDT

Fr. Suhy discusses the fruits of the Holy Spirit in this homily from the noon Mass at OLGC. Fr. Michael leads the congregants in a self reflection to recognize the ways in which their freedom may be compromised.


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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:59am PDT

Fr. Michael Suhy preached at all of the masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the 10 AM Mass, Fr. Michael tells the congregants that "We can unlock the treasure chest of the heart of Jesus through our life of word, sacrament, and prayer."

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 9:08am PDT

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish is offering a new session of the Couple Prayer series. This six week series will be held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM in the church social hall beginning on September 12, 2019 and is open to married or engaged couples of any Christian faith.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

Fr. Suhy preached at all of the masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the 10 AM Mass Fr. Michael discusses the parish mission and his plans to assess, secure, and stabilize the supply lines at OLGC.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:50am PDT

Father Suhy discusses the mission of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish while reflecting on the scripture readings of the day in this homily from the noon Mass at OLGC. We can have the heart of Jesus for others.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:38pm PDT

Fr. Michael discusses the mission of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, a simple way to accomplish the mission, and how our supply lines of prayer, word, and sacrament equip up for the mission.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:30pm PDT

Fr. Michael discusses how a life of prayer can fill us with the heart of Jesus and models how we should talk to other Christians about the Blessed Virgin Mary in this homily for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:05am PDT

Fr. Michael discusses how God's word has an impact on how we think and on how we lead our lives in this homily from the 8 AM Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:28am PDT

Fr. Michael tells the congregants that you and I can have the mind and heart of Jesus in this homily from the 5 PM Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Through prayer, reading the Word of God, and celebrating the sacraments we will find that nothing can separate us from the love of Jesus.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:07am PDT

Fr. Michael tells the congregants that if we walk with Jesus nothing can stand against us.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:26pm PDT

Father Michael thanks all parishioners for their love and support!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:40am PDT

Today, Holy Mother Church invites us to exult and rejoice in this great feast of the Most Holy Trinity.  In Jesus, God can be seen!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 10:26am PDT

Jesus breathed on the Apostles, filling them with the Holy Spirit.  All that we see, hear, and touch is part of the same Spirit.  Like the Apostles, we are forever changed by this Gift!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:35pm PDT

Our God is a Loving Father who loves to give good gifts to His children!  We can turn our hearts to God at any given moment, and our Father will provide exactly what we really need at that moment.  Today, the day of the Ascension of Jesus, we receive the gift of Joy!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:58pm PDT

Jesus tells us that whoever loves Him will keep His word, and He will dwell within us, in the company of the Father and the Holy Spirit, making us the temples of the Triune God.  Love is possible only through the Spirit of God!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:44pm PDT

“Love One another”.  What happened when you first heard Our Lord’s Commandment…and what did you do with it?  Jesus showed us for what reason it is done; the disciples showed us how it was done.  Know God, and make God known.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 5:15pm PDT

The greatest gift God has ever given us is our Mothers.  From Genesis to Revelation, and especially in the heart of the Gospels, Our Lord speaks about Motherhood.  Today we thank the Lord God for the gift of our Mothers.  “Behold, your Mother!” 

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:46pm PDT

The disciples recognized Jesus by His Love!  How are we responding to that love?   Let your heart be moved with gratitude and praise to claim Jesus as your Lord and Savior.  May we proclaim that He is worthy of all glory, all honor, and all praise!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:04pm PDT

“Jesus, I trust in YOU!”  The power of the Resurrection can work miracles.  This is the Good News of God’s love, His mercy, and His forgiveness.  God’s forgiveness to us depends on extending forgiveness to others.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:23pm PDT

Jesus is Alive!  He is Risen from the dead!  We must recognize Jesus as our Savior, who came to reveal His Father to us.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:57pm PDT

Jesus is our Savior!  Jesus went to battle to save us, facing everything that the enemy could bring against us, and triumphed over sin and death.  Thank you, Lord!   Alleluia!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:32am PDT

As we come to the end of our Lenten journeys, we bring our own sufferings and hopes to the foot of the cross, with grateful hearts as those who have faced the Redeemer.   Today we observe, in silence, the work of the Father, His Son, and the Holy Spirit.  This work remains unfinished.   Let us offer Jesus our good works.  

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:43pm PDT

“If you sit down to eat at the table of a ruler, observe carefully what is set before you, then stretch out your hand, knowing that you must provide the same kind of meal yourself.” – Proverbs 23:1

The Eucharist allows us to live out the love that we receive, providing the same to others.  As Jesus laid down His life for us, so too, ought we to lay down our lives for our brothers.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 1:21pm PDT

How do you explain the Passion to someone who does not know Jesus?

His death on the cross was a creative act, giving birth to a new reality.  Passion is linked to forgiveness which is linked to mercy.  As our Lent draws to a close, let’s fan the fire of our Love for Jesus, embracing the paschal mystery.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:20am PDT

Today’s Gospel invites us to recognize ourselves in the woman who was caught in adultery. Like her, we are subjected to Death.  But Jesus encourages us to come out of the darkness of sin and go free!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:02pm PDT

As we continue to Unleash the Gospel in our homes and community, it first has to be unleashed in your own life.  Jesus alone can reveal His Father’s Love to you.  Like the story of the Prodigal Son, God always welcomes us back!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:39pm PDT

Lent is our homecoming time. Let us repent while we have the chance. We cannot see Jesus unless we look at ourselves through Lenten self-repentance.  Let us turn to Christ, acknowledge our failings, and receive His mercy, forgiveness, and the promise of eternal life!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:50am PDT

God brightens the way of our spiritual journeys by providing both faith and hope.  Through the Transfiguration, the hope of the disciples was needed to witness the Passion of Our Lord.  We too need hope and faith to endure our own difficulties. Remember, God doesn’t care about our failures…rather, God rejoices with each attempt to know and love Him. 

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:46pm PDT

Lent reminds us that while Jesus had temptations, we will be tested as well. God’s Word is a shield against the temptations of the evil one and preserve the peace in our hearts.  With faithfulness to God’s Word, Our Lord’s saving power will carry us through to share the triumph of Easter.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:50am PDT

"Every disciple will be like his Teacher."  This means that what we say, and how we say it, will be fruitful if the words come from a heart full of goodness.  May the words of our mouths be words of peace and hope and encouragement.  When you speak, let others hear the voice of Jesus!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:02am PDT


It is not impossible to love our enemies.  Jesus tells us that Love, not violence, is the only means to achieve anything.  Only forgiveness will truly heal us.  Let us pray for the grace to forgive.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:36pm PDT

In God’s Word today, we find both a challenge and invitation!  All that Jesus has done for us: His death on the Cross, His rising from the dead, His mercy to sinners…Jesus did this so that we can continue His work of salvation. He gave us His abundant Love so that we could know how to love others.  Nothing can separate us from His Love!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:13pm PDT

Let us follow our Archbishop’s lead to “Unleash the Gospel!”  The love that we celebrate on the altar demands to be shared.  Jesus is longing for you to welcome Him into your boat so that He can be known by others through you.  God asks, “Whom shall I send?”  Our answer is: “Here I am, Lord!”

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:28am PDT

Is it easier to forgive, or to seek forgiveness?  To forgive is to call on the Lord’s strength in order to love the offender.  When we ask God to help us to forgive, we are making the choice to love, and God supplies the grace.  The same mercy we show others when we forgive, is rendered Divine in the sacrament of reconciliation.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:16am PDT

So often our attitudes, our behavior and our actions are influenced by the people with whom we speak.  The more we speak with the Lord, the more our hearts move towards Him.  Our mission in life is to continue the work of salvation begun by Our Savior, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:32am PDT

All gifts come from God with a purpose.  The same Jesus who transformed water into wine at the wedding in Cana, transforms our gifts of bread and wine into His most Holy Body and Blood. Let us receive these gifts and take Jesus to the places in the world where Christ needs to be brought!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:44am PDT

The Love we celebrate demands to be shared.  God is choosing YOU to break through the pain, sadness, and darkness of others to share with them the Good News of Jesus!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:20pm PDT

What we see in the Epiphany is that our Father uses His creation to reveal His son, Jesus, to the Nations.  Why?  Because He is good and wants to call us back from exile and to enter the Kingdom of His beloved Son.  Through the Eucharist, just like the Magi, we can recognize and see God!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:54am PDT

Seek refuge in the promises of Christ!  When Jesus promises something, that is an anchor that you hang onto firmly with all your being.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:04am PDT

Behold, your Mother!  When we welcome Mother Mary into our lives and homes, she comes with the power of the Holy Spirit to cast out the darkness, so that we may see the path to Our Savior.  This New Year, allow Jesus to move with power in your life to make all things new!

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 6:04am PDT

The House of God is central to Family life.  Christianity brings a new defining sense of Self and a unique sense of Family, bringing us home to the House of the Father, where we are bound as Family.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 5:36am PDT






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