Sunday Homilies with Fr. Mike Schmitz

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 12/08/19 The Gift That Changes Everything

    December 8th, 2019  |  26 mins 42 secs
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    Homily from the Second Sunday of Advent. To be gripped by God is not supposed to be comfortable. The Prophet says that the great gift of the Spirit is the fear of the Lord. But what is it?

  • 12/01/19 Before Goodbye

    December 1st, 2019  |  18 mins 12 secs
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    Homily from the First Sunday of Advent. Goodbyes can be painful. The goodness of the goodbye comes down to what we do with the time before goodbye.

  • 11/24/19 A King Who Remembers

    November 24th, 2019  |  25 mins 59 secs
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    Homily from the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. It is easy to feel forgotten and forsaken…even by God. But God notices, loves, and remembers you.

  • 11/17/19 CompariSIN: Stealing Joy

    November 18th, 2019  |  25 mins 24 secs
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    Homily from the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. If comparison is a thief of joy, then we have to learn how to steal it back. Because there are some things worth celebrating.

  • 11/10/19 CompariSIN: Incomparable

    November 10th, 2019  |  29 mins 13 secs
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    Homily from the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. How can we become invincible to comparison?

  • 11/03/19 CompariSIN: Infinitely Preferred

    November 4th, 2019  |  33 mins 16 secs
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    Homily from the Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. What makes them so great? What makes me so awful? When someone else being honored or loved more than we are meets our insecurity, we are tempted to tell stories…about them and about ourselves.

  • 10/27/19 CompariSIN: The Way of Comparison

    October 27th, 2019  |  29 mins 50 secs
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    Homily from the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. In a life of comparison, every person is a potential threat. Comparison is the desire to be “more” than another. At the heart of that desire is fear. Vulnerability breaks through that fear.

  • 10/20/19 The Hardest Step: The Next Step

    October 21st, 2019  |  21 mins 39 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Continuing to walk in the midst of failure, rejection, and imperfection is a sign of a great life. In your life, you will take hundreds of first steps. But in a great life, you will take thousands of next steps.

  • 10/13/19 The Hardest Step: The First Step

    October 14th, 2019  |  19 mins 12 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. You just have to start. The first step is the most difficult…but it is also the most important.

  • 10/06/19 Are You Saved? From What: Lovelessness

    October 7th, 2019  |  21 mins 9 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. How do you know God loves you? How do you know you are saved? Answer: the sacraments.

  • 09/29/19 Are You Saved? From What: Lifelessness

    September 29th, 2019  |  23 mins 14 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Jesus took from us what was ours so He could give to us what is His to give: grace.

  • 09/22/19 Are You Saved? From What: Hopelessness

    September 22nd, 2019  |  22 mins 3 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Jesus took from us what was ours so He could give to us what is His. This is the free gift that saves us from hopelessness: we are saved by grace through faith working itself out in love.

  • 09/15/19 Are You Saved? From What: Fatherlessness

    September 16th, 2019  |  23 mins 2 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. I was saved at my Baptism. I am being saved. I hope to be saved. The Father has adopted us in Christ. And He cannot take it back. But do we live as children of the Father?

  • 09/08/19 First Thing First

    September 9th, 2019  |  18 mins 25 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Out of everything in life, Jesus has to be first.

  • 09/01/19 Oh, Vanity

    September 1st, 2019  |  22 mins 27 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. It is easy to think of vanity as nothing more than being conceited or overly concerned about one’s appearance. But the vice of vanity comes at a cost: A person could even find themselves living someone else’s life.

  • 08/25/19 Hope and Discipline

    August 26th, 2019  |  13 mins 22 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. Discipline is the mark of the mature Christian. We have the confidence that what we do makes a difference. The hope that, even when discipline becomes difficult, the discipline makes a difference.