Welcome to our new De La Salle Collegiate Chaplain, Father Michael Suhy. Currently Father Suhy is full-time pastor at St. Louise Parish in Warren.
Father Michael was born in East Detroit, and is one of seven children. He was raised in Canton, and attended Catholic Central. He began college at the University of Michigan, but felt the vocational call.
He transferred to Magdalen College in New Hampshire, and was invited to start a new Benedictine community in Rome, Italy. He made his first vows for the new community in 2000. That same year, the young monastery moved to the birthplace of Saints Benedict and Scholastica in Nursia, Italy. He was ordained to the priesthood on February 10, 2005, the feast of St. Scholastica.
In 2007, Father Michael became the pastor of a small Italian parish in the mountains that covered 18 villages and 75 churches.
The passing of his mother in 2010 prompted Father Michael to return to Detroit and begin a new chapter in his life. In April 2011, he began work in the Archdiocese of Detroit at Immaculate Conception (Lapeer), and began the process of becoming a priest in the Archdiocese. He served a year as Associate pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel (Plymouth) before taking over the pastoral responsibilities at St. Louise in 2014.
Father Michael will be saying Mass in the De La Salle Chapel on Wednesday mornings at 7:20 a.m., as well as conducting the monthly liturgies.
“We are excited to have Fr. Michael join our De La Salle family as our school chaplain. He brings a wealth of life experience as a priest with him to our community. We will surely benefit from his presence and prayers,” said Mr. Brian Barker, Campus Minister.