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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!

    06/19/22 Corpus Christi

    06/19/22 Corpus Christi

    Homily from The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
    This is everything.
    The Body and Blood of Christ is one of the most underappreciated gifts God has ever given. In the Scriptures, God gives us His Word. In the Sacraments, God gives us His work. But in the Eucharist, God gives us Himself.
    Mass Readings from June 19, 2022: Genesis 14:18-20 Psalms 110:1-41 Corinthians 11:23-26 Luke 9:11-17

    • 21 min
    06/12/22 We Need Each Other

    06/12/22 We Need Each Other

    Homily from The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity.
    It is not good for the person to be alone.
    The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity reminds us of the innermost secret of God: He is Love. It also reveals the innermost secret of humans made in God's image and likeness: we are made for love.
    Mass Readings from June 12, 2022: Proverbs 8:22-31 Psalms 8:4-9Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15

    • 19 min
    06/05/22 Given For Some Benefit

    06/05/22 Given For Some Benefit

    Homily from Pentecost Sunday.
    The greatest gift is to make yourself available.
    The Holy Spirit, poured out on the apostles (and the entire Church) at Pentecost would have gone to waste without the most important reality: the disciples made themselves available to be used by God for the service of the people around them.
    Mass Readings from June 5, 2022: Acts 2:1-11 Psalms 104:1, 24, 29-31, 341 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 John 20:19-23

    • 18 min
    05/29/22 Ascension Gives Access

    05/29/22 Ascension Gives Access

    Homily from the Solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord.
    What am I going to do with the gifts I've been given?
    In the Ascension, Jesus completes the work of redemption. He has taken His once for all sacrifice, bound to time and place, and brought it before the Father. Because of this, we have access to all of God's graces in every time and every place.
    Mass Readings from May 29, 2022: Acts 1:1-11 Psalms 47:2-3, 6-9Ephesians 1:17-23 Luke 24:46-53

    • 19 min
    05/22/22 The Gift of the Church

    05/22/22 The Gift of the Church

    Homily from the Sixth Sunday of Easter.
    The great temptation to stay in our own "version" of the Church.
    God has given us the gift of the Church. The Church is His Body...the Church is His Bride. And we cannot have Jesus without His Church.
    Mass Readings from May 22, 2022: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 Psalms 67:2-3, 5-6, 8Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23 John 14:23-29

    • 19 min
    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

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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! Find a man that “can fast.” 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 fun day planting today and yep Momma got news her 10th great grand baby is on the way! God is great. 21 grands and 10 great grands, teehee… cray cray! 😂😂😂 stoked! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Teehee, “Um Ireland…” so funny! Plant potatoes and own a cow… milk-milk-lemonade… 😂

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Wonderful Homilies

Fr. Mike Throws a shimmering net of God’s love and wisdom for all to receive. His message often is presented using stories/ anecdotes that are interwoven with thoughtful interpretations and fun yet enlightening self-deprecating humor.

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.

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