Deacon Mike Houghton

About Deacon Mike Houghton

Deacon Mike Houghton was ordained a deacon in October of 2012. For the past seven years he has served as deacon at St. John Vianney in Shelby Township, Michigan, a parish in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Deacon Mike retired from General Motors after a 35 year career and is currently the Director of Missionary Strategic Plans for the Archdiocese of Detroit. In addition to his diaconal studies at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Deacon Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University, a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA from Oakland University. He has published homilies for the Homiletic & Pastoral Review, and his homilies are published weekly on his Facebook page, facebook.com/deaconmikehoughton.

Homilies for April 2020

Note: Most of these sample homilies, besides Palm Sunday, were written before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) issue, and attendant changes to everyday and liturgical life, had emerged. You may want to reflect on how and whether to bring that … [Read more...]

Reflections on the Crisis in the Church

Every weekday morning, I pray the rosary in my car on the way to work. It’s not the most ideal time to do it; I’m often distracted by traffic events and inclement weather, but I suppose it’s better than not praying it at all. On Tuesdays … [Read more...]

Homilies for August 2018

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—August 5, 2018   Readings:  Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Ps 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54; Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35 http://usccb.org/bible/readings/080518.cfm   This week we find ourselves continuing our journey thro … [Read more...]