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Homilies preached by Fr. Michael Schmitz, Chaplain for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Catholic Campus Ministry.

Homilies preached by Fr. Michael Schmitz, Chaplain for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Catholic Campus Ministry.
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Homilies preached by Fr. Michael Schmitz, Chaplain for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Catholic Campus Ministry.

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10/20/19 The Hardest Step: The Next Step

10/21/2019
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Homily from the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Often, the next hardest step is the next step. 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. Mass Readings from October 20, 2019: Ezekiel 17:8-13 Psalm 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2 Luke 18:1-8 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE...

Duration:00:21:39

10/13/19 The Hardest Step: The First Step

10/14/2019
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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. Mass Readings from October 13, 2019: 2 Kings 5:14-17 Psalm 98:1-4 2 Timothy 2:8-13 Luke 17:11-19 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc) https://bulldogcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/the-hardest-step-the-first-step.pdf

Duration:00:19:12

10/06/19 Are You Saved? From What: Lovelessness

10/7/2019
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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. The saving work of Jesus was accomplished in His life, death, resurrection, and ascension. The saving work of Jesus meets our lives and transforms them through the tangible gifts of His love: the sacraments. Mass Readings from October 6, 2019: Habbakuk 1:2-3; 2:2-4 Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14 Luke 17:5-10 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE...

Duration:00:21:09

09/29/19 Are You Saved? From What: Lifelessness

9/30/2019
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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. God’s grace is the cause of our salvation. God’s free gift is what gives us the power to even choose Him or choose to do good works. We do not merely “collect” or “receive” His grace, but we become active participants with Him. Mass Readings from September 29, 2019: Amos 6:1, 4-7 Psalm 146:7, 8-9, 9-10 1 Timothy 6:11-16 Luke 16:19-31 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY...

Duration:00:23:14

09/22/19 Are You Saved? From What: Hopelessness

9/23/2019
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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. When we come face to face with our sin, we realize that we owe a debt we cannot pay. When we come face to face with Jesus, we realize that He paid a debt He did not owe. This is the free gift that saves us from hopelessness: we are saved by grace through faith working itself out in love. Mass Readings from September 22, 2019: Amos 8:4-7 Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 1...

Duration:00:22:03

06/09/19 The Peace of Christ

9/23/2019
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Homily from Pentecost Sunday. I know I have what I need. The promised Holy Spirit gives many gifts, but few are more powerful and profound than the Spirit’s gift of peace. Mass Readings from June 9, 2019: Acts 13:14, 43-52 Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 51 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 John 20:19-23

Duration:00:17:02

09/15/19 Are You Saved? From What: Fatherlessness

9/17/2019
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Homily from the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Jesus saves us from being orphaned or abandoned. 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? Mass Readings from September 15, 2019: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-32 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET...

Duration:00:23:02

09/08/19 First Thing First

9/9/2019
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Homily from the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Out of everything in life, Jesus has to be first. In our lives, we continually divide ourselves and divide our hearts by giving away our small “yesses”. Jesus calls us to experience freedom, joy, and clarity by giving Him our big “Yes” because He is the priority. Mass Readings from September 8, 2019: Wisdom 9:13-18B Psalm 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-14, 17 Philemon 9-10, 12-17 Luke 14:25-33

Duration:00:18:25

09/01/19 Oh, Vanity

9/2/2019
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Homily from the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. The high price of vanity. 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. Mass Readings from September 1, 2019: Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 Psalm 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11 Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24 Luke 14:1, 7-14

Duration:00:22:27

08/25/19 Hope and Discipline

8/25/2019
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Homily from the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. Discipline is the mark of the mature Christian. We have to do difficult things all of the time. Why do we do them? We do them because we hope. We have the confidence that what we do makes a difference. The hope that, even when discipline becomes difficult, the discipline makes a difference. Mass Readings from August 25, 2019: Isaiah 66:18-21 Psalm 117:1,2 Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 Luke 13:22-30

Duration:00:13:22

08/11/19 Living By Faith

8/11/2019
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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. In fact, what we choose reveals our faith. And our decisions shape our lives, here on earth and in eternity. Mass Readings from August 11, 2019: Wisdom 18:6-9 Psalm 33:1, 12, 18-19, 20-22 Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19 Luke 12:32-48

07/07/19 Declaration

7/10/2019
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Homily from the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Father has uttered His declaration; we are offered the chance to answer. All of Christianity comes down to one question: does God have permission to love you? Mass Readings from July 07, 2019: Isaiah 66:10-14 Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20 Galatians 6:14-18 Luke 10:1-12, 17-20

Duration:00:17:15

06/30/19 We'll See

7/10/2019
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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. Mass Readings from June 30, 2019: 1 Kings 19:16, 19-21 Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11 Galatians 5:1, 13-18 Luke 9:51-62

Duration:00:19:16

05/12/19 #Fail: Failure is Feedback

5/14/2019
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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. As long as we don’t stop, and as long as we are willing to learn from our failures, they have no power to defeat us but only to educate us and make us better. Mass Readings from May 12, 2019: Acts 13:14, 43-52 Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 5 Revelation 7:9, 14-17 John 10:27-30 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE...

Duration:00:18:51

05/05/19 #Fail: The Only Way to Fail

5/6/2019
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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. Mass Readings from May 5, 2019: Acts 5:27-32, 40-41 Psalm 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari,...

Duration:00:23:56

04/28/19 #Fail: Free to Fail

4/30/2019
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Homily from Divine Mercy Sunday. Failure is the one necessary prerequisite for God’s greatest gift. Many people battle with perfectionism. God’s mercy in the midst of failure is His remedy for the fear that failure is the end. Mass Readings from April 28, 2019: Acts 5:12-16 Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-2 Revelation 1:9-11, 12-13, 17-19 John 20:19-31 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS LINK OR COPY THE FOLLOWING LINK IN YOUR INTERNET BROWSER (Chrome, Firefox, Safari,...

Duration:00:25:59

04/14/19 Behind Enemy Lines: Stand

4/16/2019
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Homily from Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion. To stand for Jesus is to stand against the world. If I live in such a way that I merely follow the crowd, I will find myself praising Jesus on Sunday and crying out for His Crucifixion on Friday. This world is a “not friend“ of the Christian. Therefore, we must stand against the world and for Jesus. Mass Readings from April 14, 2019: Isaiah 50:4-7 Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24 Philippians 2:6-11 Luke 22:14—23:56 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY...

Duration:00:23:53

04/07/19 Behind Enemy Lines: The Father of Lies

4/8/2019
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Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Lent. There is no need to fear, but there is a need to fight. Behind enemy lines, we find ourselves in a battle with the Enemy of God. Satan is real and Satan must be resisted. But the Catholic Christian has been given the tools to engage in the fight and thrive with the strength provided by God Himself. Mass Readings from April 7, 2019: Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6 Philippians 3:8-14 John 8:1-11 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY TAP ON THIS...

Duration:00:33:47

03/31/19 Behind Enemy Lines: Let Go...and Come Inside

4/1/2019
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Homily from the Fourth Sunday of Lent. We have different experiences, but the same enemy. While all of us struggle with different sins and temptations, we all ultimately have the same enemy: pride. Pride is a chameleon and can disguise itself in many different ways. Ultimately, pride will work to keep you holding onto something other than God and to remain outside the Father’s house. Telling the truth…and hearing the Father’s voice…is the way to let go of what we cling to and come...

Duration:00:22:24

03/24/19 Behind Enemy Lines: Trust God...and Fight

3/25/2019
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Homily from the Third Sunday of Lent. Trained in trust...strengthened through struggle. God has freely given so much to us…and we are grateful. But why do we still experience the consequences of slavery? God gives us the chance to grow in trust of Him and His love…and He allows us to grow stronger in our ability to walk as His children. Mass Readings from March 24, 2019: Exodus 3:1-8, 13-15 Psalm 103: 1-4, 6-8, 11 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12 Luke 13:1-9 TO DOWNLOAD THE BIBLE STUDY...

Duration:00:25:43