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Take a seat in our virtual front pew!
Every week Father Mike will draw out powerful, relevant reflections based on the Sunday Mass scripture readings that will leave you motivated to apply them to daily life's blessings and challenges!
Both engaging and captivating, these 20-30 minute homilies will leave you hungry for the One who gave everything to feed you.
Prepare to have your faith grounded, your heart fortified, and your life transformed!

UMD Newman Catholic Campus Ministry Father Mike Schmitz

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Take a seat in our virtual front pew!
Every week Father Mike will draw out powerful, relevant reflections based on the Sunday Mass scripture readings that will leave you motivated to apply them to daily life's blessings and challenges!
Both engaging and captivating, these 20-30 minute homilies will leave you hungry for the One who gave everything to feed you.
Prepare to have your faith grounded, your heart fortified, and your life transformed!

    05/15/22 Do Not Be Shocked

    05/15/22 Do Not Be Shocked

    Homily from the Fifth Sunday of Easter.
    The best you on the worst day of your life.
    There are a few things that we ought to never be surprised by. One of them is suffering. God does not abandon us in our suffering, he leads us through them.
    Mass Readings from May 15, 2022: Acts 14:21-27 Psalms 145:8-13Revelation 21:1-5John 13:31-35

    • 20 min
    05/08/22 The Time of Great Distress

    05/08/22 The Time of Great Distress

    Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Easter.
    You are not abandoned. You are not alone. You are not afraid.
    Our lives are marked by stress. Not only is stress unavoidable, it is necessary. The main question is: what is our response to stress?
    Mass Readings from May 8, 2022: Acts 13:14, 43-52 Psalms 100:1-3, 5Revelation 7:9, 14-17 John 10:27-30

    • 17 min
    05/01/22 Wasted Potential

    05/01/22 Wasted Potential

    Homily from the Third Sunday of Easter.
    Use your potential.
    Jesus called Peter to sacrifice his potential so that his life and his death might glorify God. You are I are called to pick our spot, to pour ourselves out in such a way that God would be known, loved, and glorified.
    Mass Readings from May 1, 2022: Acts 5:27-32, 40-41 Psalms 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-13Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19

    • 21 min
    04/24/22 Be Mercy

    04/24/22 Be Mercy

    Homily from the Sunday of Divine Mercy.
    Mercy is the love that we deserve the least when we need it the most.
    The fact of the Resurrection of Jesus has introduced something new into this world of misery. The Cross and Resurrection introduced the possibility of mercy. Not only have we encountered the mercy of God, but we have been commissioned to be mercy in the midst of a world filled with misery.
    Mass Readings from April 4, 2022: Acts 5:12-16 Psalms 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24Revelation 1:9-13, 17-19 John 20:19-31

    • 19 min
    04/17/22 Nothing

    04/17/22 Nothing

    Homily from the Mass of Easter Day.
    What did he see?
    John ran to the tomb and looked in. He saw and believed. What did he see?
    Mass Readings from April 17, 2022: Acts 10:34, 37-43 Psalms 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-9

    • 13 min
    04/15/22 The Crown of Thorns

    04/15/22 The Crown of Thorns

    Homily from Good Friday of the Lord's Passion.
    The heart of envy.
    The crown of thorns reveals the darkness of the human heart. This darkness is in each one of us in the form of envy.
    Mass Readings from April 15, 2022: Isaiah 52:13—53:12 Psalms 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-17, 25Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1—19:42

    • 13 min

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🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Homily from the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Transition always involves destruction. Jesus heals the man who was deaf and mute. In doing this, He was destroying something in the man’s life…his identity. Jesus has to take away the false identity in order to tell us who we truly are. Mass Readings from September 5, 2021: Isaiah 35:4-7 Psalms 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10 James 2:1-5 Mark 7:31-37 I can see clearly now the rain is gone;). Listen up, loves;) Listen up, Alleluia! Simply, you are seen, known and loved. Don’t eva’ fo’EVA forget that;). 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 How cool, just noticed after updating software that you can now tap at the top of the screen on shows to view, unplayed episodes, played, saved, downloaded ect., ect… without having to do the clip, clop, clip, clop of searching…. 😆 gotta tap the “see all” feature first y’all;) ❤️ Did y’all hear about that donkey book offering too for the little ones from Ascension Presents? Looks precious and a great learning tool for the munchkins and I’m not talking about “Wizard Of Oz, munchkins.” I love those 🍭 kiddos however! Ding Dong the wicked witch is dead! 😂 From the publisher of A Very Noisy Stable comes Riding on a Donkey! Riding on a Donkey is a Catholic children’s read-aloud book about the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Praise God! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Christ is Risen… 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 Happy Wed-Nest-Day ;) found some birdie eggs 🪺 today, three! Saint Peter, pray for us. We love you, just as Jesus loved you and does;) Hear, hear to all of UMD N & Fr. Mikey, a blessed Easter to y’all! We love you fo’ EVA & EVA! He is Risen. He is Risen, Indeed! Indeedio! Amen. Amen… I’m super stoked that my sis gifted me “The Revised In Accordance With The Official Latin Text Promulgated By POPE JOHN PAUL II…” second Edition:) “The CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH” gem! Whoa! Stoked to delve into this baby! Thank you, Jesus and sis;) 🙏🏻✝️💜 Thanks Fr. Mike this episode touched my heart in so many ways. Grateful and thankful for you, yours and the “Ascension Team.” I love the blessing bag idea which I’ve heard before via Fr. Josh, thanks y’all for touching our hearts and mind and beings. God Bless you all and all worldwide. I love y’all fo’ EVA!

Lolelzx ,

Great podcast

I discovered Fr. Mike thanks to the pandemic and ever since I have listened to his homilies. I have even gone back to listen to older series. A great speaker. And the quality of the sound has improved in the last year. Recommended to all Catholics.

mbfelty ,

4th Sunday of Lent

Reflections on the Prodigal son, Psalm 22 and Jesus cry, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me.” - so profound, so amazing. Thank you Fr.Mike.

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