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This Little Light of Mine: A Homily for the Presentation of the Lord

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. How does the song This Little Light of Mine play into the readings and feast day today? I’ll give you a hint, the Presentation of the Lord is like bringing light into the world, even today. (Preached on Monday, February 02, 2015, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City)

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Sow Generously Like St. Francis de Sales

Memorial of St. Francis de Sales. Father Dave reflects on how God desires our success and happiness. Our spiritual lives are not meant to be just for us, but rather we’re called to nurture seeds of faith and bear fruit for ourselves and others. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 01-24-24

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Obedience is Better

Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses how we often think we know better than God. While he will always forgive us in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, being obedient is a better plan than sinning. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 01-15-24

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Mediators of God’s Call

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave asks us if we’ve ever had a phone call that has changed our lives. We are meant to be like Eli and Andrew in today’s readings, and help facilitate God’s call in someone’s life. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 01-14-24

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Kicking Off Ordinary Time

Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time. As we begin Ordinary Time, Father Dave notes how today’s readings highlight relatable people. Our spiritual lives are not meant to be compartmentalized, for God is found in the messiness of ordinary life. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 01-09-24

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Be Magi People

The Epiphany of the Lord. Father Dave looks to the Magi as inspiration as we start a new year. We are called to be changed by our experience of Church and leave spiritually different than we came. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 01-07-24

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Pick One Virtue of the Holy Family

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Father Dave emphasizes that family is not about being perfect, but about practicing virtues of the Christian life. Paul’s first reading lists qualities we should strive for, and Father Dave challenges us to focus on one this week. Preached while serving as Chaplain of a Cruise Ship on 12-31-23

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Christmas Light Dispels Darkness

Nativity of the Lord, Mass During the Night. While preaching Midnight Mass on a cruise, Father Dave underscores the images of darkness and light. He calls us to let God shed his light on any challenge or hurt we face in daily life. Preached while serving as Chaplain of a Cruise Ship on 12-24-23

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Hoping Against the Odds

Monday of the Third Week of Advent. As we continue through Advent, Father Dave focuses on the hope of the Old Testament. As we wait for Christ to come again, we are challenged to hope for what often seems unattainable. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 12-18-23

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Our Faith is Not a Passive One

Monday of the Second Week of Advent. Father Dave discusses how we actively need to pursue God and practice our faith. He calls us to think about someone who needs Christ, and how we can help make God manifest to others. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 12-11-23

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