Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave says that there are times in our faith lives when we lose contact with God. As we approach fall, Father Dave challenges us to use this time to rediscover God in our lives, and fall in love with God again. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, in Los Angeles, California on 09-03-17.
Wednesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave says that we should be like the landowner in today’s Gospel who goes out to the marketplace and asks people to help him with his land. We have a responsibility to keep going out and trying to bring people to the Church. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 08-23-17.
Monday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave considers the solar eclipse as a metaphor for our faith lives. Do you ever block out God in your life? Do you prevent good things from shining into your life because of a fear of the unknown? Father Dave encourages us to avoid blocking out God in our lives so we can all experience his warmth and love. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 08-21-17.
Thursday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Going through times of change can be stressful, and it’s often more comfortable to slip back into situations that are familiar to us. Father Dave encourages us to persevere through times of transition, especially if we might be asking for forgiveness. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 08-17-17.
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave preaches on a difficult Gospel reading this week that doesn’t cast Jesus in the best light. Father Dave unpacks this misconception of a racist Jesus while also reflecting on the current racial and political climate. Father Dave challenges us to examine ourselves and how we treat others. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 08-20-17.
Feast of St. Lawrence. Father Dave reflects on the life of St. Lawrence, and considers how he lived with great cheerfulness, even up to the moment of his death. We can be more like St. Lawrence, and spread cheerfulness to others as we go about our days. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 08-10-17.
Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Father Dave says that we are all searching for an amazing “mountaintop” experience that will strengthen our faith in God, but first we must agree to the challenge of trekking up the mountain so that we can have that powerful moment. Preached at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church in Lake George, New York on 08-06-17.
Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave says we have eyes so that we can see things, but sometimes we use them to see things we shouldn’t, or we miss seeing things we should be seeing. God gave us Jesus so we can see and hear his word. Now it’s time to focus on him and follow him. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 07-27-17.
Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Father Dave says that Jesus showed us and continues to show us how to love everyone and everything around us. This homily was preached by Father Dave on a cruise ship during the “Footsteps of St. Paul” Pilgrimage on 06-23-17.
Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave says that we are constantly looking for signs from God — to do something, to not do something, or to prove that God exists. Jesus tells us that He has already given us a sign. His Resurrection is the only sign we need. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 07-24-17.