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About the Podcast
Every week, 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.
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For Catholics unable to attend Mass in person, Ascension, Fr. Mike, and the Newman Catholic Campus Ministries at the University of Minnesota Duluth offer the Virtual Front Pew every Sunday at 10AM ET on our Sundays with Ascension YouTube channel.
Meet the Host
Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as Chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
He is well known for his popular YouTube videos, released weekly on the Ascension Presents YouTube channel, and he also streams Sunday Mass to a worldwide audience. In addition to hosting the first complete Catholic Bible in a Year podcast, he is also a presenter in Ascension’s Chosen, Altaration, and The 99 programs, as well as a contributing author to Pray, Decide, and Don’t Worry: Five Steps for Discerning God’s Will.
What Catholics are saying about
Sunday Homilies with Fr. Mike Schmitz
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Thank you Father Mike and UMD
I really feel that through this podcast, I’ve learned more about the Catholic Church and my faith than I did in the 8 years of my catholic school education. During times when I struggle with my faith, this podcast has helped me through it and I can’t thank father Mike and UMD enough for sharing this podcast with us. Thanks for all you do and I look forward to the episodes to come!
Long, long time listener!
I’ve been listening to Fr. Mike’s homily via this podcast for a number of years. I think since 2014 or 2015. It has quite literally changed my life and strengthened my faith, more than I can say. Fr. Mike, thank you for your ministry and your gift to all of us, and most of all thank you for your YES to God’s calling to the priesthood.
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.
Incredible homilies and example of faith
What an amazing podcast with life-giving, fulfilling, in your face truth-filled homilies that seem to show up exactly when I need them. Fr. Mike has a gift for writing homilies and delivering them in such a way that speaks to the heart and leads one back into the arms of Christ. I highly, highly recommend this to everyone, whether you're a Catholic, a Protestant, or someone searching. God bless you always, Fr. Mike, your family, and everyone involved in your ministry! Thank you!!
I can’t begin to tell you how you have changed my life. You really have a God given gift!!!
Homilies for everyone
Granted, I’m Catholic and that’s how I found this podcast but when I say his teachings can be applied to every walk of life I mean it! Simple, engaging, profound. Especially love his series and I’d be lying if some of these haven’t made me cry. Also, he do be starting his homilies with “so um” lol