Fr. Mike Schmitz to Appear on Times Square Billboard in NYC

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This is so cool!

Ascension Press revealed on Wed., Nov. 3 that Fr. Mike Schmitz will appear on a Times Square billboard throughout this holiday season.

The billboard will advertise his #1 podcast, Bible in a Year from Dec. 19, 2021 to Jan. 9, 2022 on 7th Ave. and 48th St. in New York City.

During the 20-minute, 365-episode podcast, Fr. Mike reads The Great Adventure Catholic Bible. He also provides a commentary, prayer, and reflection, along with guest host and biblical scholar Jeff Cavins.

The podcast sat at the #1 spot on the iTunes charts during its first two weeks after airing in Jan. 2020. It currently sits at the #1 spot in the Religion and Spirituality category. It also averages more than 450,000 downloads per day!

“We’re so excited that the millions of people going to New York City over the holiday season might see this invitation,” Lauren Joyce, Ascension’s Public Relations and External Communications Specialist said after the announcement. “Who knows [how] the Lord is working?”

Fr. Mike explained in an Ascension press release how the podcast helps thousands “rediscover” the “historical biblical worldview.”

He said listeners say they are “overcoming addictions, returning to the sacraments or converting to Catholicism, and renewing marriages and relationships.”

“Through distraction and distress, our culture has lost a hopeful, historical biblical worldview – but by the grace of God, this podcast has helped thousands rediscover it,” Fr. Mike said.

Here’s a preview of the Times Square billboard:

Ascension

How amazing! What do you think of the billboard? 

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[See also: Ben Shapiro Interviews Fr. Mike Schmitz About His #1 Podcast, ‘Bible in a Year’]

[See also: Jesus in Times Square: Priests & Nuns Lead Beautiful Eucharistic Procession on Streets of NYC]

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