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Father Michael Schmitz

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Director of Youth and Young Adult...

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Diocese of Duluth
2830 E. 4Th Street
Duluth , Minnesota 55812
United States

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
    Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth


  • St. Paul Seminary
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The Catholic Spirit | ..., 9 Nov 2015 [cached]
The Catholic Spirit | Father Michael Schmitz | November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Father Schmitz is director of youth and young adult ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and chaplain of the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Email:
Ascension Presents (YouTube) ^ | June ..., 7 July 2015 [cached]
Ascension Presents (YouTube) ^ | June 10, 2015 | Fr. Mike Schmitz Here is how Father Mike Schmitz, a priest for the Diocese of Duluth, MN, explains society's acceptance of trans-gender. He breaks it down pretty well...
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Fr. Mike Schmitz Appears on This is the Day to discuss "Altaration"
Submitted by CatholicTV PR on Wed, 2015-06-03 09:02
WATERTOWN, Mass. (June 3, 2015) - On June 5th, CatholicTV will welcome special guest Father Mike Schmitz, a featured presenter of "Altaration" an excitingteen-friendly study on the Catholic Mass.
Ascension Press, developersof the confirmation program "Chosen" saw a need to engage teens with the beauty and mystery of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Teens are usually disengaged at Mass not because they don't care about God or don't want to know Him but because no one has ever connected the dots between the ritual and the relationship. Altaration acknowledges "the elephant in the sanctuary" as Catholic youth presenter, Mark Hart calls it, encouraging and challenging the teens to take another look - a deeper look - at the liturgy and all that heaven is doing here on earth through it. Check out the resources at the following Ascension Press website:
Fr. Schmitz serves as both the director of youth and young-adult ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as the chaplain for Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in Duluth, Minnesota. He also travels nationally and internationally giving talks, as well as leading retreats and conferences.
Vocation Boom, 4 Oct 2015 [cached]
Father Michael Schmitz, the director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth as well as the Chaplain for the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, inspires and educates through his priesthood and preaching. His Newman Center focuses on being fed through the sacraments as well as study and knowledge of the Church and has thrived under his humble and Spirit-filled guidance. He has preached to youth and young adults across the country about the love of God and the call of Jesus Christ for saints to be raised up in the Church.
COVINGTON, La. - The time is ..., 2 April 2015 [cached]
COVINGTON, La. - The time is now for young Catholics to claim the holiness they received at baptism and to live lives of purpose, rather than deferring their life's mission to some vague time in the future," said Father Mike Schmitz, addressing 4,700 young people assembled at St. Joseph Seminary grounds March 21 for Abbey Youth Fest.
I'm disqualified," said Father Schmitz, chaplain of the University of Minnesota in Duluth. "The reality is that a lot of times we disqualify ourselves because we don't know what it is to be holy," he said, noting that this defeatist attitude toward holiness is especially prevalent in the United States, a culture obsessed with performance and competition. "Holiness is not perfection," Father Schmitz said. "To be holy is not the same thing as having the letters 'S-T-period' in front of your name; holiness is not just performing certain religious things" like all-night vigils, multiple rosaries and daily fasting. Father Schmitz said God claims his children right now. "If you've been baptized, you are already holy! he said. "He's not waiting for you to score the winning goal; he's not waiting for you to perform; he's not waiting for you to be 'better'; and that thing you're struggling with, that maybe no one else knows about? He's not waiting for you to beat that in order to claim you. He's already set you apart for a purpose." To hammer home his point, Father Schmitz displayed a priest's chalice, a vessel which despite its dulled luster and dents had been set apart for a holy purpose: holding the precious blood of Christ. Father Schmitz has observed in his ministry as a college chaplain that although there exist many young "people of mission" who strive to live lives of purpose - by going to Mass, cultivating prayer and helping neighbors in need - too many use their youth as an excuse to drift through life. They typically say, "I don't know why I did that" when pressed on what led them to sublimate their holiness and choose bad behaviors. "A lot of times we live on accident," said Father Schmitz, citing biblical examples of people who lived lives of purpose from a young age. King David of the Old Testament is one who embraced his mission early on by using his work as a protective shepherd as preparation to slay Goliath, he said. "So often, when someone's just a kid, even if they've been given the power of the Holy Spirit, even if they've been given a mission, even if they've been given a life that's supposed to be lived on purpose, they say, 'Later on I'll start living on purpose; later on I'll start living on mission; later on I'll start living with meaning,'" Father Schmitz observed.
Do you want to live with a mission or do you want to live just drifting through life?'" Father Schmitz said, turning his attention to the young people before him.
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