Sunday Homilies with Fr. Mike Schmitz

Homilies preached by Fr. Mike Schmitz, Chaplain for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Newman Catholic Campus Ministry and host of The Bible in a Year.

About the show

Every week, Catholic priest Fr. Mike Schmitz delivers powerful homilies based on the Sunday Mass Scripture readings, inviting you to live more fully as the person God created you to be. Engaging and motivating, these 20-30 minute homilies will help ground your faith, fortify your heart, and transform your life. Fr. Mike Schmitz preaches from Duluth Minnesota, where he serves as the Newman chaplain for University Minnesota Duluth’s Bulldog Catholic campus ministry.

Episodes

  • 09/25/22 Comfort Breeds Complacency

    September 24th, 2022  |  28 mins 32 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Complacency is being satisfied with how things are and not being willing to change them.

  • 09/18/22 Eulogy Virtues: Integrity

    September 17th, 2022  |  22 mins 37 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. We are nothing without the virtue of integrity. As one pastor noted, "If you have integrity, nothing else matters. And if you don't have integrity, nothing else matters." Integrity is the bridge between our desires and our decisions. Without integrity, our lives remain mere piles without purpose.

  • 09/11/22 Eulogy Virtues: Joy

    September 10th, 2022  |  16 mins 10 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Joy is the abiding sense of well-being. It is a feeling, but it is also a choice. But we do not choose joy itself. We must choose the source of joy.

  • 09/04/22 Eulogy Virtues: Loyalty

    September 3rd, 2022  |  27 mins 6 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Loyalty is a force that conquers time. A person of character does what they said they would do…despite changing feelings or circumstances. This is loyalty.

  • 08/28/22 Eulogy Virtues: Pay Attention

    August 29th, 2022  |  19 mins 43 secs
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    Homily fro the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less. The Book of Sirach makes the claim that the humble person is loved more than a giver of gifts. But what does it mean to be humble? Does it mean what most of us automatically think of? Or does it mean something deeper...something freer?

  • 08/21/22 You, Strive

    August 22nd, 2022  |  19 mins 36 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. How are you fighting for Heaven? Jesus makes it very clear that our call is to make our pursuit of Heaven exactly that: a pursuit.

  • 08/14/22 Finish the Race

    August 15th, 2022  |  20 mins 5 secs
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    Homily from the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Every one of us is in the middle of the race of our lives. God has called us and brought us here, even when there is no victory in sight and even when victory is not possible. But God will always give whatever we need to finish the race.

  • 08/07/22 Loosen the Roots

    August 8th, 2022  |  23 mins 59 secs
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    Homily from the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. We sacrifice because we love and we love because we sacrifice.

  • 07/31/22 Then What?

    August 1st, 2022  |  27 mins 49 secs
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    Time and Death make most of what we live for hevel.

  • 07/24/22 Teach Us How

    July 25th, 2022  |  22 mins 55 secs
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    Homily from the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The disciples did not merely want Jesus to help them have a "better spiritual life" or a deeper prayer life; they wanted to pray how He prayed. And Jesus taught them. He taught them that Who we pray to determines how we pray.

  • 07/17/22 The Question

    July 18th, 2022  |  22 mins 14 secs
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    Homily from the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Feeling anxious, worried, or sorry for yourself is normal. It is also completely unhelpful.

  • 07/10/22 Simple Things First

    July 11th, 2022  |  23 mins 17 secs
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    Homily from the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. There are so many things that we know that we ought to do. There are even things that we know that we want to do. And yet...we just can't seem to act on what we know. How do we start?

  • 07/03/22 Be A Saint

    July 4th, 2022  |  21 mins 18 secs
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    Homily from the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Many of us want to grow spiritually. But what does that really mean? What is it that we really want? What is the actual goal of life?

  • 06/26/22 The Call

    June 27th, 2022  |  20 mins 42 secs
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    Homily from the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. God continues to call. God calls us to follow Him, making it clear that being a disciple is challenging...that it costs something. Therefore, we need to weigh out our response, we need to avoid hesitation, and we need to choose to follow Jesus in such a way that it actually changes something in our lives.

  • 06/19/22 Corpus Christi

    June 20th, 2022  |  21 mins 26 secs
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    Homily from The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. In the Scriptures, God gives us His Word. In the Sacraments, God gives us His work. But in the Eucharist, God gives us Himself.

  • 06/12/22 We Need Each Other

    June 13th, 2022  |  19 mins 10 secs
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    Homily from The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity reminds us of the innermost secret of God: He is Love. It also reveals the innermost secret of humans made in God's image and likeness: we are made for love.