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

  • 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.

  • 02/10/19 Disqualified: Unfit

    February 11th, 2019  |  20 mins 59 secs
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    Homily from the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. God is able to make you holy even if He never makes you whole. God calls you and I in our weakness; He doesn’t necessarily call us out of our weakness.

  • 02/03/19 Disqualified: Remarkably Average

    February 4th, 2019  |  23 mins 1 sec
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    Homily from the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Being unqualified does not disqualify when God calls. Our stats would reveal that we are unqualified for being a part of God’s great work. But the Lord calls us to the greatest of these: love.

  • 01/27/19 Disqualified: Prevented or Prepared?

    January 28th, 2019  |  21 mins 54 secs
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    Homily from the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. In Christ, your past might not be the thing that prevent you from being a part of God’s great work… It might be the thing that has prepared you.

  • 01/20/19 Insufficient and Insignificant

    January 21st, 2019  |  16 mins 17 secs
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    Homily from the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. It is often very tempting to forget the heart of God. To forget that He notices us, delights in us, and rejoices in us. When the focus shifts from His love to our insufficiency and feelings of insignificance, He reminds us of the truth.

  • 12/25/18 But Why?

    December 25th, 2018  |  18 mins 33 secs
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    Homily from the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas). The Why is a Who. Jesus is not merely the “reason for the season”… He is the reason for everything.

  • 12/09/18 The End?

    December 10th, 2018  |  21 mins
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    Homily from the Second Sunday of Advent. This might be the end of the dream, but it is not the end of the story.

  • 12/02/18 Be Ready, Get Ready

    December 3rd, 2018  |  22 mins 2 secs
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    Homily from the First Sunday of Advent. Advent is a season of preparation. You will never be ready unless you get ready.

  • 11/25/18 Come to the Altar: Kingdom Priesthood

    November 26th, 2018  |  27 mins 31 secs
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    Homily from Solemnity of Christ the King. Don't waste your priesthood.

  • 11/18/18 Come to the Altar: Learning to Worship

    November 19th, 2018  |  25 mins 54 secs
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    Homily from the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Not merely witnessing the miracle, but offering the sacrifice.

  • 11/11/18 Come to the Altar: Hollow Worship

    November 12th, 2018  |  29 mins 11 secs
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    Homily from the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Offering first-fruits reveals and increases the depth of trust. Sacrifices that are intentional, consequential, and representational have the power to transform our hearts and fill up what might be hollow worship.

  • 11/04/18 Come to the Altar: Where's Your Altar?

    November 5th, 2018  |  29 mins 47 secs
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    Homily from the Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. The heart of religion is the worship of God. And the heart of worship is always sacrifice; a gift that is poured out on the altar. Where is your gift being poured out? Where is your altar?

  • 10/28/18 Rivals: Rival Voices

    October 28th, 2018  |  34 mins 31 secs
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    Homily from the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. We do not conquer our rivals, we are called out from beneath their power.

  • 10/21/18 Rivals: The Rival of Control

    October 22nd, 2018  |  30 mins 13 secs
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    Homily from the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time. What do I have to do to get what I want? The rival of control can dominate. And the trust of praise and surrender can liberate.