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The Desire to Learn

Thursday of the Third Week of Easter. Father Dave says that we should always have the desire to keep growing and learning in our faith, just like the Egyptian in today’s readings. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 04-30-17.

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The Breaking of the Bread

Third Sunday of Easter. Father Dave says that Jesus is always with us, and one of the many ways we can encounter him is in the breaking of the bread at Mass. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 04-30-17.

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Belief Equals Obedience

Thursday of the Second Week of Easter. Today’s Gospel reading from John uses the words “belief” and “obedience” as synonyms for each other. Father Dave reflects on what this means for our lives. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 04-27-17.

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Speak More Boldly

Monday of the Second Week of Easter. Father Dave relates a beer commercial featuring actor Sylvester Stallone and boxer Canelo Alvarez to today’s readings. In the commercial, Stallone encourages Alvarez to “be bold.” Father Dave says that when it comes to our faith life, we should do the same. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 04-24-17.

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Mercy Perfects Community

Second Sunday of Easter. Father Dave says today’s readings are some of his favorites in the whole Bible because they talk about living in a perfect Catholic community. In order for us to achieve this though we need God’s mercy. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 04-23-17.

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How Can I Help You?

Thursday in the Octave of Easter. Father Dave says there might be someone in our lives who is trying to trip us up or bring us down. In contrast, Jesus is always trying to help us. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 04-20-17.

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It’s Not News to Us

Monday in the Octave of Easter. Father Dave says that Jesus’ Resurrection is not news to us, but during this Easter Octave, try to remember what it felt like when you first heard the good news, and felt the joy that comes along with it. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 04-17-17.

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‘I Believe’: Our Easter Dedication

The Mass of Easter Day. Father Dave says that Easter represents more than just eggs, the Easter Bunny or springtime. Easter is a time for us to reaffirm our belief in Jesus. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 04-16-17.

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Do You Wish Jesus Was Somebody He’s Not?

Monday of Holy Week. Father Dave says that like Judas and many of the other Jews in the Old Testament, we too envision Jesus to be different, because Jesus often challenges us to do things that we don’t always expect or want to do. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 04-10-17.

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Just Ordinary Donkeys

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. We are like the donkey that Jesus rode in on during today’s readings. Without Jesus, we are ordinary and insignificant, but with him we are great and loved. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 04-09-17.

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