Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord. Sometimes we wonder why Jesus needed to be baptized by John in the Jordan. Fr. Dave says that misses the point of this feast. Preached on Sunday, January, 10, 2016 at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Father Dave discusses the amazing events surrounding today’s feast day, and the image imprinted on Juan Diego’s tilma. The saint sees Mary as his mother, and Father Dave explains how we are called to recognize her in that same way today. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 12-12-22
3rd Sunday of Advent. Father Dave discusses his recent experience at a college football game where the fans rushed the field after a surprising win. Today’s readings on Gaudete Sunday explain how joy can still be present, even while happiness is fleeting. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 12-11-22
Feast of St. Andrew. Father Dave reflects on today’s readings where Simon Peter and Andrew left their old lives and immediately followed Jesus. We’re challenged to be a little crazy like the apostles and bring the good news to others. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-30-22
Feast of Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome. While on Pilgrimage in Italy, Father Dave discusses this feast day dedicated to a church. Beautiful churches are monuments to God’s grace, but he explains that we are also God’s dwelling place. Preached at Santa Maria in Trastevere, Italy on 11-09-22
Memorial of St. Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr. On the feast day that celebrates the patron saint of musicians, Father Dave relates these readings to St. Cecilia’s commitment to her faith. He challenges us to keep a song in our hearts, even throughout the darkness in our world. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-22-22
Tuesday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on their pilgrimage group’s blessings, as well as humanity’s flawed transactional view of God’s love. We are not entitled to salvation, but can only receive through the free grace of God. Preached at Santuario del Crocifisso, Nemi, Italy on 11-08-22
Monday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time. While on pilgrimage in Italy, Father Dave reflects on their recent experience seeing the Pope. He challenges the pilgrims and all of us to capture that feeling and not take our gift of faith for granted. Preached in Choir Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City on 11-07-22
While on pilgrimage to France in 2019, Father Dave preached on All Saints’ Day about what the Church teaches about these holy men and women that we celebrate today.