The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)


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The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)


In The Bible in a Year podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz walks you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way. Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year podcast follows a reading plan inspired by The Great Adventure Bible Timeline, a ground-breaking approach to understanding salvation history developed by renowned Catholic Bible scholar Jeff Cavins. For each period in the timeline, Jeff will join Fr. Mike for a special episode that will help you understand the context of each reading.

Bible In A Year Fr. Mike Schmitz

An explanation of the Bible Timeline Chart, used by Jeff Cavins in his Great Adventure Bible Studies.

The Bible Timeline Chart


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The Mysteries Of The Most Holy Rosary In Scripture


I put this together to help me focus better on each mystery as I pray the Rosary.

I thought I would share it in case someone else could use it, too…

God Bless…


Rosary Mysteries In Scripture Chronological Order

Mysteries Of The Most Holy Rosary


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Who Can You Trust?

Jesus I trust in you

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24/7 Live Eucharistic Adoration Streams

When you can’t be there, see there…

Click on the photo to go to the streams…

Adoration Our Lady Of Sorrows Birmingham


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Some Daily Devotional Ideas/Options

Click here to go directly to Live Adoration, Rosaries, Chaplets, Litanies and Live Online Masses.

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The Origins Of The Bible – A Catholic Book


Where did the Bible Come From? Did Jesus write the Bible? Where do we get the teaching on the Eucharist? The Sacrament of Confession? Is the Bible a dead letter?

And this…

Some Thoughts On Sacred Scripture And Authority


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Vatican II: An Easy Way to Understand It – Explaining the Faith


Vatican II: An Easy Way to Understand It – Explaining the Faith (Reposted)

What do we need to know about Vatican II? Is it good or bad? Are we required to follow it or reject it? What did John Paul II say about it? Hear Fr. Chris Alar explain what we need to keep and what we need to reject.


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Abba Father by Carey Landry


This song does it to me… I have recently begun to use the words as a prayer each day…

It is beautiful. And simple. Only two chords. And the few words say it all. Everything. All I want in life and in eternity is to be “one in You, as He is in You, and You are in Him…”

Beautiful. Simple. Perfect.

Just like God.



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I Unite My Sufferings


Dear Jesus, 
Today, and every day to come, 
I unite my sufferings 
- Physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, intellectual - 
With those of Yours and Mary's.
Please use them for whatever Your will may be.
And thank you for all of Your suffering.
I praise you, I adore You, and I glorify You.
Please remember me in Your kingdom, and have mercy on me, a sinner.



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Prayer Against Demonic Influence


I think that we, as individuals, families and as a society, really need this right now. We are not fighting against each other, we are fighting against evil. As has been noted over and over again, we are in the middle of SPIRITUAL COMBAT.  We need to gird our loins and fight back harder than we have in the past.

Here’s a good place to start…


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Pope Benedict XVI – Rest In Peace…



“Your Face O Lord I seek–seeking the Face of Jesus must be the longing of all Christians, indeed, we are ‘the generation’ which seeks His Face in our day, the Face of the ‘God of Jacob.’ If we persevere in our quest for the Face of the Lord, at the end of our earthly pilgrimage, He, Jesus, will be our eternal joy, our reward and glory forever.” – Pope Benedict XVI, September 1, 2006


“By defending Sunday, one defends human freedom… Sunday is the day of the Lord and man, a day which everyone must be able to be free — free for the family and free for God.”
– Pope Benedict XVI, 6 June 2012.


“The kingship of Christ remained completely hidden until he was 30 years old, years spent in an ordinary life in Nazareth. Then, during his public life, Jesus inaugurated the new Kingdom which “does not belong to this world” (Jn 18: 36), and finally, with his death and Resurrection, he fully established it”
– Pope Benedict XVI, Solemnity of Christ the King, 20 November 2005.


“Are we not perhaps all afraid in some way? If we let Christ enter fully into our lives, if we open ourselves totally to him, are we not afraid that He might take something away from us? Are we not perhaps afraid to give up something significant, something unique, something that makes life so beautiful? Do we not then risk ending up diminished and deprived of our freedom? . . . No! If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great. No! Only in this friendship are the doors of life opened wide. Only in this friendship is the great potential of human existence truly revealed. Only in this friendship do we experience beauty and liberation. And so, today, with great strength and great conviction, on the basis of long personal experience of life, I say to you, dear young people: Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return. Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ – and you will find true life. Amen.”
– Pope Benedict XVI echoing the words of St. John Paul II pronounced on thus day in 1978.
“If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know that the foundation of the world is love, so that even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One that loves you.”
― Pope Benedict XVI
“Christianity is not a philosophical speculation; it is not a construction of our mind. Christianity is not “our” work; it is a Revelation and we have no right to reconstruct it.”
– Joseph Ratzinger, The Ratzinger Report, 1985.


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And We Shall Never Hope In Vain


You are God: we praise You;
You are the Lord: we acclaim You;
You are the Eternal Father:
All creation worships You.

To You all angels, all the powers of Heaven,
Cherubim and Saraphim, sing in endless praise:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of power and might,
Heaven and Earth are full of Your glory.

The glorious company of apostles praise You.
The noble fellowship of prophets praise You.
The white-robed army of martyrs praise You.

Throughout the whole world the holy Church acclaims You:
Father of majesty unbounded, 
Your true and only Son, worthy of all worship,
and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.

You, Christ, are the King of Glory,
the eternal Son of the Father.

When You became man to set us free
You did not spurn the Virgin's womb.

You overcame the sting of death, 
and opened the Kingdom of Heaven to all believers.

You are seated at God's right hand in glory.
We believe that You will come, and be our judge.

Come then, Lord, and help Your people, 
bought with the price of Your own blood,
and bring us with Your saints to glory everlasting.

Save Your people, Lord, and bless Your inheritance.
-  Govern and uphold them now and always.

Day by day we bless You.
-  We praise Your name forever.

Keep us today, Lord, from all sin.
-  Have mercy on us , Lord, have mercy.

Lord, show us Your love and mercy,
-  for we have put our trust in You.

In You, Lord, is our hope:
-  And we shall never hope in vain.


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Wishing All A Merry And Blessed Christmas…


We often hear about the Christmas Star, guiding the Magi to the newly born Savior. It is beautiful.

But the real Christmas Stars are…

the real stars of Christmas

Jesus, our Savior, and Mary, through whom Jesus came to us and through whom we can come to Jesus…

Have a Blessed Christmas!



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Luminous Mysteries Of The Rosary


Luminous Mysteries (Music reduced): THURS


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Jesus I Trust In You – 7


Jesus I trust in You when you say, “Whatever you bind on Earth shall be bound in Heaven, whatever you loose on Earth shall be loosed in Heaven.”

Matthew 16:19


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Glorious Mysteries Of The Rosary


Glorious Mysteries (Music reduced): WED / SUN


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Sorrowful Mysteries Of The Rosary


Sorrowful Mysteries (Music reduced) ; Tues / Fri



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The Joyful Mysteries Of The Rosary


Joyful Mysteries (Music reduced): Mon / Sat


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