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Courage of a Convert

Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter. Father Dave discusses the conversion of Saint Paul and how much courage it must take to commit to conversion. He encourages us to keep our eyes on the Lord and have the courage to practice our faith even when it is not the popular thing to do. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 05-04-22Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter. Father Dave discusses the conversion of Saint Paul and how much courage it must take to commit to conversion. He encourages us to keep our eyes on the Lord and have the courage to practice our faith even when it is not the popular thing to do. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 05-04-22

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Accomplish the Works of God

Memorial of Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Father Dave reflects on the saints who accomplished God’s work by relying on their faith. He encourages us to have that same fire of faith in order to accomplish God’s plans. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 05-02-22

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Do You Love Me? Serve My Flock

Third Sunday of Easter. Father Dave reflects on Jesus’ relationship with Peter. He points out how relatable this relationship is for all of us. We all have moments where we abandon God as well as moments when we show up for him. Father Dave points out that it is important for us to be reconciled and move forward rather than become discouraged and give up on our relationship with God. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 05-01-22

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How Much Do You Love Me, God?

Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter. Father Dave shares a recent encounter with a friend in which he shared that his child asked how much he loved him when refusing to buy her a stuffed animal. Father Dave points out that we ask God the same question when we don’t get what we want. He encourages us to trust that God’s love for us is unwavering even when we don’t understand why things don’t always go to plan in our lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 4-27-22

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He is Risen

Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Father Dave points out that while there are people who have sacrificed their lives for others, Jesus is the only one who rose from the dead. He encourages us to believe in the power of the resurrection and what that means for our own lives. Preached in the Holy Land at The Holy Sepulchre on 04-09-22

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Zacchaeus: A Model for Us

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Father Dave compares the story of Zacchaeus to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Zacchaeus made a living by extorting others. After Jesus approached Zacchaeus, he was made aware of his need to repent and to give back whatever he had stolen from others. Father Dave points out the power behind an encounter with God’s mercy and encourages us not to be afraid to approach God’s merciful heart. Preached in the Holy Land on 04-06-22

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Bread of Life

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Father Dave discusses the mystery of the Eucharist. He points out that while the Host may look like bread, Christ is truly present in the Eucharist, waiting to transform us at every Mass. Preached in The Holy Land at Capernaum on 04-05-22

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Annunciation Yes

Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Father Dave reflects on the Annunciation and Mary’s response. He encourages us to use Mary as our model when it comes to responding to God’s will, and to trust that God’s plan is for our ultimate good. Preached in the Holy Land on 04-04-22

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An Attitude of Change

Third Sunday of Lent. Father Dave reflects on today’s Gospel in which Jesus tells the parable of the fig tree. Father Dave points out that we are all in need of an attitude of conversion. We must allow God to enter into our hearts and be open to his grace. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 3-20-22

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Awareness of Our Sin

Monday of the Second Week in Lent. Father Dave discusses today’s reading in which Daniel reflects on God’s mercy and justice. He encourages us not to be afraid of forgiveness and mercy. God calls us to be merciful, and to be aware of the need for God’s mercy in our own lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 3-14-22

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