Sunday Homilies with Fr. Mike Schmitz

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 08/11/19 Living By Faith

    August 12th, 2019  |  21 mins 7 secs
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    Homily from the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. A disciple is a decision-maker. Faith is more than belief. It “acts”. It can be seen. Our decisions shape our lives, here on earth and in eternity.

  • 07/07/19 Declaration

    July 8th, 2019  |  17 mins 15 secs
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    Homily from the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. All of Christianity comes down to one question: does God have permission to love you? 

  • 06/30/19 We'll See

    June 30th, 2019  |  19 mins 16 secs
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    Homily from the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Transfer your primary allegiance. When following Jesus, the first things He invites us to give up are safety and control. 

  • 06/09/19 The Peace of Christ

    June 10th, 2019  |  17 mins 2 secs
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    Homily from Pentecost Sunday. The promised Holy Spirit gives many gifts, but few are more powerful and profound than the Spirit’s gift of peace.

  • 05/12/19 #Fail: Failure is Feedback

    May 13th, 2019  |  18 mins 51 secs
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    Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Easter. Failure either gives us clarity and conviction or course correction. Failure is not final and failure is not fatal.

  • 05/05/19 #Fail: The Only Way to Fail

    May 6th, 2019  |  23 mins 56 secs
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    Homily from the Third Sunday of Easter. The only way for failure to be final is if you stop. Even sin is not final if you don’t stop. God has a call for you that is not erased by failure.

  • 04/28/19 #Fail: Free to Fail

    April 29th, 2019  |  25 mins 59 secs
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    Homily from Divine Mercy Sunday. Failure is the one necessary prerequisite for God’s greatest gift. Many people battle with perfectionism. God’s mercy in the midst of failure is His remedy for the fear that failure is the end.

  • 04/14/19 Behind Enemy Lines: Stand

    April 14th, 2019  |  23 mins 54 secs
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    Homily from Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion. If I live in such a way that I merely follow the crowd, I will find myself praising Jesus on Sunday and crying out for His Crucifixion on Friday.

  • 04/07/19 Behind Enemy Lines: The Father of Lies

    April 7th, 2019  |  33 mins 48 secs
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    Homily from the Fifth Sunday of Lent. There is no need to fear, but there is a need to fight. Behind enemy lines, we find ourselves in a battle with the Enemy of God. But the Catholic Christian has been given the tools to engage in the fight and thrive with the strength provided by God Himself.

  • 03/31/19 Behind Enemy Lines: Let Go...and Come Inside

    April 1st, 2019  |  22 mins 24 secs
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  • 03/24/19 Behind Enemy Lines: Trust God...and Fight

    March 25th, 2019  |  25 mins 43 secs
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    Homily from the Third Sunday of Lent. Trained in trust...strengthened through struggle. God gives us the chance to grow in trust of Him and His love…and He allows us to grow stronger in our ability to walk as His children.

  • 03/17/19 Behind Enemy Lines: My Own Worst Enemy

    March 18th, 2019  |  22 mins 35 secs
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    Homily from the Second Sunday of Lent. You have to know yourself to say no to yourself. We are in a battle, but our primary enemy is closer than we might like to imagine.

  • 03/06/19 Behind Enemy Lines: Isolated and Disoriented

    March 7th, 2019  |  19 mins 10 secs
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    Homily from Ash Wednesday. Even when things are obviously broken, we can pretend that they will “fix themselves.” But Lent reminds us that we are in a battle that won’t be won unless we are ready to engage the enemy who will attack us like our Lord was attacked in the wilderness...behind enemy lines.

  • 03/03/19 Talking and Trials

    March 4th, 2019  |  25 mins 31 secs
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    Homily from the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. We often are a mystery...even to ourselves. But Christians must come to a place of self-knowledge so we can present our true self to the true God.

  • 02/24/19 Love Yourself

    February 25th, 2019  |  23 mins 1 sec
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    Homily from the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. You are loved most when you deserve it the least. Jesus calls us to love our enemies. But how can we do that when we don’t even love the people we like?

  • 02/17/19 The Fighting Virtue

    February 18th, 2019  |  27 mins 36 secs
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    Hope is not a “soft” virtue. It is a fighting virtue. Hope is what enables us to live in the present with strength and conviction. It takes hope to take action.