UMD Newman Catholic Campus Ministry

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

About the show

Take a seat in our virtual front pew!

Every week Father Mike will draw out powerful, relevant reflections based on the Sunday Mass scripture readings that will leave you motivated to apply them to daily life's blessings and challenges!

Both engaging and captivating, these 20-30 minute homilies will leave you hungry for the One who gave everything to feed you.

Prepare to have your faith grounded, your heart fortified, and your life transformed!

Episodes

  • 05/15/22 Do Not Be Shocked

    May 15th, 2022  |  20 mins 18 secs
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    Homily from the Fifth Sunday of Easter. The best you on the worst day of your life. There are a few things that we ought to never be surprised by. One of them is suffering. God does not abandon us in our suffering, he leads us through them.

  • 05/08/22 The Time of Great Distress

    May 9th, 2022  |  17 mins 11 secs
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    Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Easter. You are not abandoned. You are not alone. You are not afraid.

  • 05/01/22 Wasted Potential

    May 2nd, 2022  |  21 mins 26 secs
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    Homily from the Third Sunday of Easter. You have so much potential. But to be nothing but potential is, in many ways, to be nothing.

  • 04/24/22 Be Mercy

    April 25th, 2022  |  19 mins 55 secs
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    Homily from the Sunday of Divine Mercy. Mercy is the love that we deserve the least when we need it the most.

  • 04/17/22 Nothing

    April 17th, 2022  |  13 mins 52 secs
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    Homily from the Mass of Easter Day. John ran to the tomb and looked in. He saw and believed. What did he see?

  • 04/15/22 The Crown of Thorns

    April 15th, 2022  |  13 mins 15 secs
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    Homily from Good Friday of the Lord's Passion. The crown of thorns reveals the darkness of the human heart. This darkness is in each one of us in the form of envy.

  • 04/14/22 Last Words: The Final Last Word

    April 14th, 2022  |  17 mins 49 secs
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    Homily from the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper. On the cross, Jesus’ life ends with the same perspective He has had from the beginning: He trusts His Father.

  • 04/10/22 Last Words: Tetelestai

    April 10th, 2022  |  22 mins 59 secs
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    Homily from Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion. This one word connects and transforms the entire story.

  • 04/03/22 Last Words: Use This.

    April 3rd, 2022  |  27 mins 37 secs
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    Homily from the Fifth Sunday of Lent. From the Cross, Jesus utters His last words. He thirsts for us to allow Him to forgive us.

  • 03/27/22 Last Words: The Central Last Word

    March 28th, 2022  |  23 mins 10 secs
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    Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Lent. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? This central Last Word of Jesus from the Cross is possibly the most important.

  • 03/20/22 Last Words: Behold, Your Mother

    March 21st, 2022  |  23 mins 29 secs
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    Homily from the Third Sunday of Lent. When He had virtually nothing left to give, Jesus still gave. He gave His own mother to be our mother.

  • 03/13/22 Last Words: The Missing Last Word

    March 14th, 2022  |  25 mins 30 secs
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    Homily from the Second Sunday of Lent. Jesus has begged for mercy for all...including the two criminals who were crucified with Him. But they did not both receive mercy. One received mercy and one rejected mercy.

  • 03/06/22 Last Words: The First Last Words

    March 7th, 2022  |  18 mins 52 secs
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    Homily from the First Sunday of Lent. The first last words of Jesus reveal not just what, but Who was on His mind in the last moments of His life.

  • 02/27/22 Words Disclose

    February 28th, 2022  |  23 mins 11 secs
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    Homily from the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The words we use are powerful. They can build up and they can destroy. But they can also reveal our character.

  • 02/20/22 Nothing to Fear: Vulnerability

    February 21st, 2022  |  20 mins 39 secs
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    Homily from the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Vulnerability is having enough courage and self-possession to let life in. The fear of being vulnerable does not have to define our lives.

  • 02/13/22 Nothing to Fear: The Future

    February 14th, 2022  |  20 mins 47 secs
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    Homily from the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. We are called to do today what prepares us for the challenge of tomorrow.