Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish welcomed Abbot Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B. on the weekend of February 23-25 as he led the 2018 Parish Mission titled The Mass: Supreme Encounter with God in Jesus. Abbot Driscoll also preached at all of the weekend Masses at OLGC. In this homily from the 8 AM Mass, Fr. Driscoll looks at the gospel account of the transfiguration of Jesus (MK 9:2-10) at what this means for us today. On this second Sunday in Lent, we encounter Jesus as the Son of God and on his way to the cross. Through the Eucharist, God can transform us to be highly contagious disciples of Christ.

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Category:Parish Mission 2018 -- posted at: 2:38pm EST

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish welcomed Abbot Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B. on the weekend of February 23-25 as he led the 2018 Parish Mission titled The Mass: Supreme Encounter with God in Jesus. Fr. Driscoll serves as abbot of the Mount Angel Abbey in Saint Benedict, Oregon. Abbot Jeremy has taught theology at the Mount Angel Seminary and the Pontifical University of Sant’ Anselmo in Rome. His publications include What Happens at Mass, a vivid exploration of our ritual words, signs, and actions, that help the reader come to a better understanding of the Mass as an encounter with Jesus Christ. In this final talk of the parish mission titled Communion and Encounter with Jesus in the Transformed Gifts and Being Sent into the World as a New Creation in Him, Abbot Jeremy looks at the Communion and Concluding rites of the Mass.

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Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish welcomed Abbot Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B. on the weekend of February 23-25 as he led the 2018 Parish Mission titled The Mass: Supreme Encounter with God in Jesus. Fr. Driscoll serves as abbot of the Mount Angel Abbey in Saint Benedict, Oregon. Abbot Jeremy has taught theology at the Mount Angel Seminary and the Pontifical University of Sant’ Anselmo in Rome. His publications include What Happens at Mass, a vivid exploration of our ritual words, signs, and actions, that help the reader come to a better understanding of the Mass as an encounter with Jesus Christ. In this second talk of the parish mission titled Bringing Gifts and the Transformation of the Gifts: Encounter with God as a Marvelous Exchange, Abbot Jeremy looks at the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

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Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish welcomed Abbot Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B. on the weekend of February 23-25 as he led the 2018 Parish Mission titled The Mass: Supreme Encounter with God in Jesus. Fr. Driscoll serves as abbot of the Mount Angel Abbey in Saint Benedict, Oregon. Abbot Jeremy has taught theology at the Mount Angel Seminary and the Pontifical University of Sant’ Anselmo in Rome. His publications include What Happens at Mass, a vivid exploration of our ritual words, signs, and actions, that help the reader come to a better understanding of the Mass as an encounter with Jesus Christ. As the parish mission continued on Saturday morning, Fr. Riccardo preached at the morning Mass telling the congregation that only God can conform our hearts to His heart so that we may even love those who have hurt us.

Direct download: Parish_Mission_2018-Saturday_Morning_Mass_Homily.m4a
Category:Parish Mission 2018 -- posted at: 2:22pm EST

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish welcomed Abbot Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B. on the weekend of February 23-25 as he led the 2018 Parish Mission titled The Mass: Supreme Encounter with God in Jesus. Fr. Driscoll serves as abbot of the Mount Angel Abbey in Saint Benedict, Oregon. Abbot Jeremy has taught theology at the Mount Angel Seminary and the Pontifical University of Sant’ Anselmo in Rome. His publications include What Happens at Mass, a vivid exploration of our ritual words, signs, and actions, that help the reader come to a better understanding of the Mass as an encounter with Jesus Christ. In this opening talk of the parish mission titled Gathering to Hear God Speak: Encountering Jesus in the Word, Abbot Jeremy looks at the Liturgy of the Word.

Direct download: Parish_Mission_2018-Session_1.m4a
Category:Parish Mission 2018 -- posted at: 2:09pm EST

Deacon Carignan preached at all of the Masses this past weekend at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. In this homily from the 8 AM Mass, Deacon Dave discusses what it means to be a highly contagious Christian.

Direct download: Homily021818_8-DeaconCarignan.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 4:49pm EST

Fr. Riccardo tells the congregation that the focus of Lent should be on what God has done for us. In this homily for Ash Wednesday, Fr. John encourages the school children and congregants to spend time each day in prayer before a crucifix asking Jesus to help them understand His cross.

Direct download: AshWednesday2018.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:01pm EST

Fr. Riccardo discusses leprosy in Jesus' time, with particular emphasis on the emotional pain experienced by lepers. Fr. John looks at what Moses prescribed when a leper is healed, and offers three suggestions for Lent: returning to the Sacrament of Reconciliation, attending the Unbound Conference on March 17th, and recitation of the prayer below.

Help me Lord, to experience as much as possible, the love that moved you to become man, to save us from the drudgery which is life apart from you. Thank you for loving me by name so much that you willingly shed your blood so that I could go free.

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Fr. Riccardo preached at all of the Masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. In this homily from the noon Mass, Fr. John continues to breakdown Archbishop Vigneron's pastoral letter Unleash the Gospel while looking at the lives of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Paul. Fr. John remarks that like Francis and Paul, we need new hearts if we are to go out into the world to share the gospel message. As we enter the lenten season, Fr. John proposes praying, "Help us Lord, to experience as much as possible, the love that moved you to become man to save us from the drudgery that is life apart from you."

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:35am EST

The Most Rev. Arturo Cepeda, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit, presided at the noon Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. During this Mass, parishioners Aaron and Frederick were installed in the Ministry of Acolyte. Bishop Cepeda discusses Pope Francis' five practical steps we can take toward becoming joyful missionary disciples.

Direct download: BishopCepeda011418.m4a
Category:Homily -- posted at: 11:15am EST

Fr. Joe Horn, Director of Priestly Vocations for the Archdiocese of Detroit, preached at most of the Masses this past weekend at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. In this homily from the 5 PM Mass, Fr. Horn discusses the importance of building up a culture of vocations in a healthy parish.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 7:44am EST

Deacon Steve Mitchell preached at all of the weekend Masses at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church this past weekend. On this Feast of the Epiphany, there is a holy exchange of gifts.  Our messed up lives are the very best we can offer God.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 8:13am EST

Fr. Prentice asks the congregation to consider what the world might be like if Jesus had not become man in this Christmas Mass homily from the noon Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

In this homily for the vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God Fr. Riccardo tells the congregation that before we can be disciples, we need to learn how to talk to each other and to listen to each other. Fr. John points out how distracted we can all get by our electronic devices, and suggests moderating our use of these devices so as to become more attentive to each other.

 

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

In this homily for The Feast of The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Fr. Riccardo looks at the promises made by parents when they present their children for baptism in the Catholic Church. Fr. John continues to breakdown Archbishop Vigneron’s pastoral letter Unleash the Gospel while focusing on his remarks concerning the the centrality of parents and family in passing on the Catholic faith to their children. Fr. John concludes by challenging the congregants to adopt one of the Archbishop’s seven action steps for christian family identity and encourages them to try putting God first in their lives.

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Category:Homily -- posted at: 2:09pm EST



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