Sunday Homilies with Fr. Mike Schmitz

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 12/25/20 Taken

    December 25th, 2020  |  14 mins 53 secs
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    Homily from the Mass of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas). When you and I look at the image of the baby Jesus in the manger, how would we answer the question: why is He there?

  • 12/20/20 Silent Waiting

    December 20th, 2020  |  20 mins 53 secs
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    Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Silence magnifies and waiting purifies. The chance to wait in silence is often given by God to serve a purpose...above all to change our faith into something new.

  • 12/13/20 "I Am Not"

    December 14th, 2020  |  23 mins 20 secs
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    Homily from the Third Sunday of Advent. To pass ourselves off as someone else…to be an imposter. We do this most often when we know the truth but live in fear of the truth.

  • 12/06/20 Legacy

    December 7th, 2020  |  24 mins 32 secs
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    Homily from the Second Sunday of Advent. We can’t go back to the beginning of the story, but we can start where we are and change the ending.

  • 11/29/20 Be Here

    November 30th, 2020  |  24 mins 8 secs
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    Homily from the First Sunday of Advent. We need to learn to trust that God is not just going to help us get through this moment, but that He has brought us to this moment.

  • 11/22/20 Roadmap: Expect Delays

    November 23rd, 2020  |  25 mins 6 secs
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    Homily from the Solemnity of Christ the King. We have a Roadmap and a Rule of Life. What remains is one last question: Is there any room in your Rule for the Ruler?

  • 11/15/20 Roadmap: Checkpoints

    November 16th, 2020  |  25 mins 22 secs
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    Homily from the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. No one wants to lose, but many people do. Even with a great roadmap, we need regular checkpoints to make sure we are on course and haven’t gone off track.

  • 11/08/20 Roadmap: Accident or Excellent

    November 10th, 2020  |  24 mins 23 secs
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    Homily from the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. If we want to escape a life of accidents and craft a life of excellence, we need to make the decision of “when” are we going to choose excellence carefully, consistently, and quickly.

  • 11/01/20 Roadmap: Guardrails

    November 2nd, 2020  |  21 mins 42 secs
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    Homily from the Solemnity of All Saints. While there are certain givens that must be present, each person has to assess where they are in their relationship with the Lord in order to know best where to place wise guardrails in their own life.

  • 10/25/20 Roadmap: Reclaimed and Repurposed

    October 26th, 2020  |  23 mins 58 secs
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    Homily from the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Holiness isn’t always changing your what as much as changing your why. Every moment can be repurposed to be a sacrament, and sacrifice, and an act of surrender.

  • 10/18/20 Roadmap: Be A Saint

    October 19th, 2020  |  24 mins 43 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The roadmap begins with “Who”. There is one true goal in life: to be a saint. Many of us believe this, but is there a path?

  • 10/11/20 No Difference

    October 12th, 2020  |  26 mins 24 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. There are many goods. There is only one best.

  • 10/04/20 It's Not Your Vineyard

    October 5th, 2020  |  25 mins 20 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. God has made you for freedom from anxiety over the unforeseeable future, the unchangeable past, and your present responsibilities.

  • 09/27/20 How Do I Look? Change Your Mind

    September 28th, 2020  |  22 mins 45 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. As the gardeners of our own minds, we must think about what we think about, weed out the thoughts that poison our minds, and allow the Word of God to shape how we look.

  • 09/20/20 How Do I Look? Highlighter

    September 21st, 2020  |  18 mins 46 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. It doesn’t matter how long you live. What matters is how you live.

  • 09/13/20 How Do I Look? The Cost of Forgiveness

    September 14th, 2020  |  19 mins 22 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. There is no forgiveness without justice. Forgiveness is neither excusing nor enabling evil. There is always a debt that needs to be paid…and somebody needs to pay it. Mass Readings from September 13,