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Sep 13

As responsibilities pile up, it’s common for us to worry about getting everything done well and on time. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz suggests an approach to burdens that can help us carry them. Whatever is weighing us down in life—whether it’s a relationship, a list of tasks, or any other hardship—this simple change in perspective that Fr. Mike suggests can lighten the load.

Sep 12

Homily from the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The way we look at the world directs the way we live in the world. Our vision of life, God, ourselves, and other people is called to be shaped and guided by the way Jesus sees them. How would my life be different if I looked at the people near me the way that Jesus looks at them?

Mass Readings from September 10, 2017:
Ezekiel 33:7-9
Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9
Romans 13:8-10
Matthew 18:15-20

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Aug 28

Homily from the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time.

So many people have been “raised Catholic, but…” They have never embraced the inheritance of the Faith they have been given. They may even have the answers to all of the questions, but those who can say “I’ve been raised Catholic, and…” are those who have actually met the living God. We want to be the kind of community where we don’t just “know about” God, but a group of people who have encountered the God who is present when we are honest.

Mass Readings from August 27, 2017:
Isaiah 22:19-23
Psalm 138:1-2,2-3,6,8
Romans 11:33-36
Matthew 16:13-20

Aug 24

Common wisdom tells us we become the people we spend the most time with, so choose your friends wisely. In this video, Fr. Mike expands upon that advice to encourage Catholics to spend more time with God in prayer, and surround ourselves with people who practice Christian virtue.

Aug 2

Fr. Mike explains why hope is the best remedy for suicidal thoughts. If you know someone struggling with such thoughts, don’t hesitate to reach out to them with reasons to have hope. If someone you know or love has committed suicide, pray for them and don’t lose hope for their soul. If you struggle with suicidal thoughts, don’t be ashamed to seek help. Fr. Mike shares these words of encouragement and more in this video.

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Jul 31

Homily from the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, given at the Steubenville Youth Conference in Spokane, WA.

What we love determines the course of our lives more than anything else.

Mass Readings from July 30, 2017:
1 Kings 3:5,7-12
Psalm 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130
Romans 8:28-30
Matthew 13:44-52

Jul 27

You may be familiar with the expression, “Hate the sin, not the sinner.” Fr. Mike would agree, especially when it comes to ourselves. We are quick to point out the sin we observe around us, but not as quick to examine our own souls. Along with this challenge to look inward, in this video Fr. Mike explains why we must hate sin in order to love God.

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