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.
10/2/22 Growing Through the Motions: Passion or Duty?
Homily from the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Duty is not the enemy.
So much of life is doing our duty. Doing what we are supposed to do. And yet, there are times when this means that we only “go through the motions”. There is a chance for us to do more however…we can choose to grow.
Mass Readings from October 2, 2022: Habakkuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4 Psalms 95:1-2, 6-92 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14 Luke 17:5-10
09/25/22 Comfort Breeds Complacency
Homily from the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Complacency is being satisfied with how things are and not being willing to change them.
We are insulated from discomfort in many ways. And our lives of comfort can lead to complacency. But encountering Christ can lead to compassion.
Mass Readings from September 25, 2022: Amos 6:1, 4-7 Psalms 146:7-101 Timothy 6:11-16 Luke 16:19-31
09/18/22 Eulogy Virtues: Integrity
Homily from the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
The connection between our values and our virtues.
We are nothing without the virtue of integrity. As one pastor noted, "If you have integrity, nothing else matters. And if you don't have integrity, nothing else matters." Integrity is the bridge between our desires and our decisions. Without integrity, our lives remain mere piles without purpose.
Mass Readings from September 18, 2022: Amos 8:4-7 Psalms 113:1-2, 4-81 Timothy 2:1-8 Luke 16:1-13
09/11/22 Eulogy Virtues: Joy
Homily from the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Who you are now is who you are.
Joy is the abiding sense of well-being. It is a feeling, but it is also a choice. But we do not choose joy itself. We must choose the source of joy. Love is the source of joy.
Mass Readings from September 11, 2022 Exodus 32:7-11 Psalms 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 191 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-32
09/04/22 Eulogy Virtues: Loyalty
Homily from the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Loyalty is a force that conquers time.
The essence of a eulogy virtue is character. Not merely who people think you are, but who you actually are. A person of character does what they said they would do…despite changing feelings or circumstances. This is loyalty.
Mass Readings from September 4, 2022: Wisdom 9:13-18 Psalms 90:3-6, 12-14, 17Philemon 9-10, 12-17 Luke 14:25-33
08/28/22 Eulogy Virtues: Pay Attention
Homily from the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.
The Book of Sirach makes the claim that the humble person is loved more than a giver of gifts. But what does it mean to be humble? Does it mean what most of us automatically think of? Or does it mean something deeper...something freer? True humility gives a person the ability to pay attention.
Mass Readings from August 28, 2022: Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 Psalms 68:4-7, 10-11Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24 Luke 14:1, 7-14
Love the eulogy virtue homilies
Is there a book on in eulogy virtues? If not, would you write one??? God bless you
69. “When you have reached your own room, be kind to those who have chosen different doors and to those who are still in the hall.” — C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Your teachings have changed this Protestant’s heart. Thank you. Your teaching has changed my life more in 2 weeks than going to church for 25 years.