On October 11th, 2014, Father Michael Schmitz addressed over 500 of the faithful at the Fourth Annual McHenry County Catholic Prayer Breakfast.
About Father Michael Schmitz:
Father Michael Schmitz, 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. Father Mike's hope is that these saints will redeem the entire world for Christ.
Jesus shows us His wounds so we won't be afraid to show Him ours.
— Father Mike Schmitz
“He established a Kingdom based on these 12 men and their successors, the bishops of the Catholic Church, the successors of Peter, the pope, and the Catholic Church. And there’s not one place on this planet that has not been touched and has not been blessed by God’s promise. Why? Because when everything seems like all hope is gone and all is lost, God steps in and He does something that we never could have imagined. It doesn’t mean necessarily that He gives us back our innocence, but He can give us redemption. It doesn’t necessarily mean that He gives us back our youth, but He can give us wisdom. It doesn’t necessarily mean that He gives me back that relationship, or give me back that loved one who has died…but it does mean that He gives us hope. Hope even in the midst of absolute tragedy.” Father Michael Schmitz, January 26, 2014