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

  • 05/03/20 Insecure: Untroubled by the Unknown

    May 4th, 2020  |  19 mins 42 secs
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    Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Easter. n a world of insecurity, it is less important to know where one is being lead, and more important to know who is doing the leading.

  • 04/26/20 Insecure: Not Home

    April 27th, 2020  |  26 mins 15 secs
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    Homily from the Third Sunday of Easter. Back to normal might not be what we think. Our lives can be spent wishing for certain outcomes. But a security built on specific outcomes is a conditional and temporary security. We need true hope to walk in confide

  • 04/19/20 Insecure: The Source of Security

    April 20th, 2020  |  32 mins 57 secs
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    Homily from Divine Mercy Sunday. In a time of incredible insecurity, we trust in incomprehensible mercy. We live in an insecure world, but God’s mercy is stable.

  • 04/11/20 Witnesses

    April 12th, 2020  |  20 mins 9 secs
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    Homily from Holy Saturday, the Easter Vigil. We profess the faith today so we can persevere in the faith tomorrow.

  • 04/10/20 Prepared But Not Ready

    April 10th, 2020  |  19 mins 6 secs
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    Homily from Good Friday of the Lord's Passion. Jesus prepared His disciples for His Passion. But they were not ready, because they had not factored in their own weakness.

  • 04/09/20 Re-Claimed and Re-Named

    April 9th, 2020  |  14 mins 40 secs
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    Homily from Holy Thursday, the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper. Christ has covered our given name with His blood. And now we have a new name: we are “His.”

  • 04/05/20 Un-Done: Unfinished

    April 5th, 2020  |  20 mins 32 secs
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    Homily from Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion. Jesus has not removed suffering from our lives, He has redeemed the suffering in our lives.

  • 03/29/20 Un-Done: Broken, Not Lost

    March 29th, 2020  |  31 mins 3 secs
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    Homily from the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Jesus is the God of the Broken Heart. Suffering, sickness, and death are devastating: but a broken heart is still home in Jesus’ Heart.

  • 03/22/20 Un-Done: God Shows Up

    March 22nd, 2020  |  25 mins 52 secs
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    Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Lent. God made this world good, but He did not make it unbreakable. This world has come undone, and our sickness and suffering reveals the deeper ways our hearts have come undone.

  • 03/15/20 Un-Done: Not Fine

    March 16th, 2020  |  28 mins 32 secs
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    Homily from the Third Sunday of Lent. You are not fine. You don't have to be. We live in a world that has come undone with hearts and relationships that have come undone. Jesus comes to that wound to undo what has been undone.

  • 03/01/20 Un-Done: We've Come Undone

    March 1st, 2020  |  25 mins 55 secs
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    Homily from the First Sunday of Lent. This world is not perfect. And we are not perfect. But imperfect does not mean unloved.

  • 02/26/20 He Sees. He Cares.

    February 27th, 2020  |  12 mins 24 secs
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    Homily from Ash Wednesday. We all desire to be heard and seen...to know we matter. Jesus reveals that even your actions in secret are known by the Father and they matter to Him.

  • 02/23/20 Defiant Love

    February 24th, 2020  |  25 mins 10 secs
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    Homily from the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Universe is indifferent to us. People can be vicious to us. The Christian’s response is not indifference nor viciousness. The Christian response is to love in the face of indifference and evil.

  • 02/16/20 More Than A Criminal Heart

    February 17th, 2020  |  28 mins 45 secs
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    Homily from the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Sermon on the Mount reveals the truth about our hearts: we need the Law. But God wants us to be free from the Law. Not by abolishing the Law, but by making our hearts like His.

  • 02/09/20 Good...For Nothing?

    February 10th, 2020  |  21 mins 52 secs
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    Homily from the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. God trusts us with being His representatives in this world. God has made us good for a purpose. Do we live in such a way that we have been made good for nothing?

  • 02/02/20 Underestimated: Unimpressive

    February 2nd, 2020  |  20 mins 36 secs
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    Homily from the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. Most of life is made up of unimpressive moments and unimpressive seasons. If we are constantly waiting for the next “peak moment“ we will miss out on most of life…and also most peak moments.