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The Two Inseparable Loves

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus is tested by some people who try to trick him. They ask him what the greatest commandment is, and Jesus responds with two commandments; love God and love your neighbor as yourself. Father Dave emphasizes striving to follow these two great commandments. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-29-17.

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Paul’s Qualities of a Bishop

Memorial of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr. Father Dave discusses the relevance of the day’s readings with the current state of the Church. Saint Paul gives a list of qualities and virtues a bishop must possess. Father Dave reiterates that these qualities are essential today, and that it’s important for us to come together as a Church and trust in Christ. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-12-18

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It’s Not About Your Resume

Thursday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave explains that it doesn’t matter what we have on our resumes; we should desire to be known by our virtues. He discusses today’s reading in which Saint Paul boasts in his identity in Christ. We should take inspiration from Saint Paul and do the same. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-08-18

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Accommodation Vs. Isolation

Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time. What does it mean to be accommodating? How does that differ from true isolation? Even of perhaps…yourself? Preached on Monday, November 16, 2015, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City.

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All Saints Marathon

Solemnity of All Saints. Father Dave shares that he enjoys the New York City marathon because people come together and cheer each other on. He relates this to the communion of saints, and how the saints cheer us on as we run the race towards heaven. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-01-18

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What Bartimaeus Can Teach Us

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on today’s reading from Mark’s Gospel in which Bartimaeus, who is blind, is healed. Father Dave encourages us to ask Jesus to help us to see clearly as well. We should ask Jesus to help us see the world the way God sees it, and open our eyes to the ways in which we can serve others. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-28-18

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God’s Handiwork

Monday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s reading from Saint Paul’s letter to the Ephesians during which Paul explains that we are God’s handiwork. God created us, therefore he takes pride in us, just an artist takes pride in his or her work. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-22-18

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There is Much More Than That Here

Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church. Father Dave discusses Saint Teresa of Avila and the ways in which she inspired others to go deeper in their spiritual lives. He also explains today’s Gospel in which Jesus explains that he is greater than the prophets of old, and God has much more planned. Preached at Saint Michael the Archangel Church, Glen Allen, Virginia 10-15-18

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The Monkey and the Coconut

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave tells a story of how monkeys are lured and trapped in the jungle by placing food in a hole and getting their hands stuck. He relates this to the ways in which we are easily trapped by sin and love of our possessions or bad habits. These things trap us, but we are able to be freed by God and use our hands to serve others. Preached at Saint Michael the Archangel Church, Glen Allen, Virginia on 10-14-18

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Stupid and Wicked

Thursday of the Twenty-Sixth Week in Ordinary Time. In today’s readings, Saint Paul calls the Galatians “stupid” and Jesus calls people “wicked.” Father Dave points out that this is done to remind us of our flawed nature, and to remember who God is and what he is calling us to, especially since it’s easy it is to fall off of the path. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-11-18

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