Sunday Homilies with Fr. Mike Schmitz

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

About the show

Every week, Catholic priest Fr. Mike Schmitz delivers powerful homilies based on the Sunday Mass Scripture readings, inviting you to live more fully as the person God created you to be. Engaging and motivating, these 20-30 minute homilies will help ground your faith, fortify your heart, and transform your life. Fr. Mike Schmitz preaches from Duluth Minnesota, where he serves as the Newman chaplain for University Minnesota Duluth’s Bulldog Catholic campus ministry.

Episodes

  • 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.

  • 01/31/21 Hindsight 20/20: Worthless Knowledge

    February 1st, 2021  |  16 mins 34 secs
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    Homily from the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. We can have learned a great number of things over 2020. But unless we are willing to act on that knowledge, hindsight will be powerless.

  • 01/24/21 Hindsight 20/20: The Whole Story

    January 25th, 2021  |  18 mins 27 secs
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    Homily from the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Editing is the enemy of how we remember the story. We might edit how we tell the story, but we must not edit how we remember the story.

  • 01/17/21 Hindsight 20/20: The Moment Before the Moment

    January 18th, 2021  |  18 mins 45 secs
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    Homily from the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. While none of us can control when the big moments of our lives are going to happen, all of us can choose what we are doing in the moments before The Moment.

  • 01/10/21 You Are My Son

    January 11th, 2021  |  16 mins 57 secs
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    Homily from the Baptism of the Lord. What difference does the Baptism of Jesus make? It means that God doesn't stay away from our sins, but that He takes them upon Himself.

  • 12/27/20 Holy Families

    December 27th, 2020  |  24 mins 52 secs
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    Homily from the Mass of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. It can be so easy for parents to feel powerless when it comes to passing on the faith to their families. But there are four powerful tools every parent can employ to help their families become holy families.

  • 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.