Sunday Homilies with Fr. Mike Schmitz

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

295 episodes of Sunday Homilies with Fr. Mike Schmitz since the first episode, which aired on October 8th, 2018.

  • 05/02/21 Love Limits You

    May 3rd, 2021  |  18 mins 17 secs
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    Homily from the Fifth Sunday of Easter. Practice making the promise. We find ourselves always moving and never done. We have so many options that we experience decision paralysis and subsequent decision dissatisfaction. But we are made for a full life. A

  • 04/25/21 Inclusive Love/Exclusive Claim

    April 26th, 2021  |  20 mins 15 secs
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    Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Easter. Inclusive means neither passive nor permissive. To be included is an incredible gift. The Church is as inclusive as God’s love. And yet, Jesus is also exclusive in His claim.

  • 04/18/21 To Be A Witness

    April 19th, 2021  |  17 mins
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    Homily from the Third Sunday of Easter. It is possible to say "I believe" and not be a witness. But it is also possible to not see a miracle and still bear witness to Christ by how we live, what we choose, and what we love.

  • 04/11/21 Scar Stories

    April 12th, 2021  |  18 mins 55 secs
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    Homily from the Sunday of Divine Mercy. Virtually everyone has scars. And every scar has a story. Scars are reminders of our past...they are reminders that won’t go away. And Jesus has kept His wounds in order to help us to never forget His story.

  • 04/04/21 Ellipsis

    April 4th, 2021  |  16 mins 30 secs
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    Homily from the Mass of the Resurrection of Our Lord. The death of Christ was thought to be final. But it wasn't the end...it was just the beginning.

  • 04/02/21 Gallicantu

    April 2nd, 2021  |  7 mins 34 secs
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    Homily from Good Friday of the Lord's Passion. Peter told Jesus that he would die for Him. And he meant it. He just wasn’t ready at the right time.

  • 04/01/21 Context Matters

    April 2nd, 2021  |  22 mins 28 secs
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    Homily from the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper. On the night He was betrayed…He gave. Everything in the Bible leads to the moment of the Last Supper…and leads to every time we are at the Mass.

  • 03/28/21 The Truth and the Choice

    March 29th, 2021  |  16 mins 48 secs
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    Homily from Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion. The fact that we will all die is not the problem. The problem is that we pretend that we won’t.

  • 03/21/21 To The Heart: Vulnerable and Able

    March 22nd, 2021  |  22 mins 5 secs
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    Homily from the Fifth Sunday of Lent. A heart that is too soft has to be protected. A heart that is too tough can’t be touched. What good is it to have a heart that can be hurt by this world? Many choose to numb themselves rather than feel the pain of lif

  • 03/14/21 To The Heart: Hidden Heart

    March 15th, 2021  |  23 mins 35 secs
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    Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Lent. A hidden heart is a homeless heart. Jesus has made it possible to step into the light and come home, but many choose to live outside the light...many of us live in self-imposed exile.

  • 03/07/21 To The Heart: My Treacherous Heart

    March 8th, 2021  |  25 mins 39 secs
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    Homily from the Third Sunday of Lent. Is the question, “Can I trust God?” Or is the better question, “Can God trust me?" We have treacherous hearts. And yet, Jesus entrusts His Heart to ours at every Mass.

  • 02/28/21 To The Heart: The Adventure of Obedience

    March 1st, 2021  |  21 mins 1 sec
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    Homily from the Second Sunday of Lent. Often, what holds us back from action is a lack of knowing why. But what if there is a better question than “why?”? What if the adventure of obedience means asking “how?”?

  • 02/21/21 To The Heart: Untamed and Untamable

    February 22nd, 2021  |  19 mins 58 secs
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    Homily from the First Sunday of Lent. Often, we might find is easier to trust God if He were a “tame god”, but He is not. This Lent, our invitation is to not only trust in God’s mercy, but also in His justice.

  • 02/17/21 To The Heart: Escape or Embrace

    February 18th, 2021  |  8 mins 53 secs
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    Homily from Ash Wednesday. We are often tempted to run away from God and from difficult moments in life. But to choose to embrace this moment is to choose to embrace the Lord and His Providence.

  • 02/14/21 Hindsight 20/20: The Cost

    February 15th, 2021  |  19 mins 50 secs
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    Homily from the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Looking back, there are some things we could have known. But one thing is unfailingly true when seen through hindsight: every decision comes at a price and every choice has a cost.

  • 02/07/21 Hindsight 20/20: In Good Times and In Bad

    February 8th, 2021  |  19 mins 18 secs
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    Homily from the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. In both good times and bad, Jesus is Lord and He loves the person in a desperate situation and the person in a bright situation.