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

  • 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.

  • 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.