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God Made the First Move

Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on today’s reading in which Saint Paul calls us to imitate God. Father Dave points out that this can be challenging due to our own shortcomings, but the Lord is compassionate with us and we should trust in his grace. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-26-20

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God’s Down Payment to Us

Friday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s reading from Ephesians, and suggests that the remedy to fear is the Holy Spirit. He encourages us to call upon the Holy Spirit in trust. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-16-20

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Breathe

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s reading from Paul, which tells us not to worry. He explains that the fruit of prayer is peace. If we view our problems in the light of faith, we can find hope instead of despair. Peached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-04-20

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The Challenge of the 3 J’s

Memorial of St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church. Father Dave discusses the challenges faced by three different spiritual figures, St. Jerome, Job, and Jesus. He points out that despite suffering hardship, they each never lost their trust in the Lord. He encourages us to exercise that same trust. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 9-30-20

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Inverted Bell Curve

Saturday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses the challenges that this year has presented and compares them to the sufferings of people in the Bible. He reminds us that there is always hope if we turn to God in trying times. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 9-26-20

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Lift Jesus Up

Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Father Dave reflects on the cross as a symbol of hope and life for us. Jesus was lifted up for us to gaze upon, and Father Dave encourages us to lift him up in our own lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 9-14-20

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This Is Not What I Signed Up For

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on today’s reading from Jeremiah in which the prophet cries out to the Lord in disappointment. Father Dave points out that there are many times in life in when we will feel disappointed, and following God’s call isn’t easy. However, his will ultimately leads to peace and hope. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 8-30-20

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Speak of God as He Speaks of Us

Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle. Father Dave discusses Nathaniel’s first encounter with Jesus in which Jesus speaks kind words about his character. Father Dave encourages us to look at Christ with the same love with which he looks at us. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 8-24-20

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Feed People Even When We’re Hurting

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on 20 years of priesthood and ministering during such a difficult time in our country. He expresses the need for priests to give of themselves even if they are struggling as well. Preached at Saint Mary’s on the Lake, Lake George, NY on 8-02-20

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What’s Your Indelible Mark?

Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s reading from Ezekiel and the men who were marked. Father Dave points out that our souls are marked at Baptism, and we are called to live out our faith in such a way that our indelible mark will make a difference. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 8-12-20

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