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The Samaritan Woman: Pioneer of Social Distancing

Father Dave preaches on the Gospel reading in which Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at the well. He relates this to our current experience of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why Not Strive for the Impossible?

Monday of the Second Week in Lent. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel in which Jesus gives us a set of guidelines by which to conduct ourselves. He points out that while trying to live according to these standards sometimes seems impossible, it is by God’s grace that we can succeed. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 3-09-20.

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Bigger Fish to Fry

Second Sunday of Lent. Father Dave discusses the fear surrounding Coronavirus. God gives us mountaintop experiences, like today’s reading in which Jesus is transfigured, in order to get us through the difficult times and remind us how faithful God is. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 3-08-20

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Don’t Hedge Your Bets

Thursday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses Solomon and the idolatry he practiced before returning back to God. Father Dave suggests that we must not hedge our bets when it comes to God, rather, we should give all to him and trust in his plan. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-13-20

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You Are Salt, You Are Light

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel from Matthew in which Jesus calls us the salt of the earth. We are called to share our faith and talents with the world and must not hide out of fear. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-09-20

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A Long List of Instructions

Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and Companions. Father Dave reflects on the evangelization instructions Jesus gives the disciples in today’s Gospel. He points out that God has given each of us a set of instructions on how to live a faithful life. These instructions are for our benefit and we must trust in the Lord’s goodness. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-06-20

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King David & St. Blaise Enduring Suffering

Monday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses endurance while suffering. He uses the example of Saint Blaise who was martyred and King David who endured much suffering. It is important to turn to God in our suffering and to choose to persevere. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 2-03-20

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Marianne Cope Went Immediately

Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses Saint Marianne Cope and her example.Saint Marianne Cope devoted her life to serving those with leprosy. He points out that we need to inspiration and example of the saints who were normal people who devoted their lives to God. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 1-23-20 

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Obedience is Better Than Sacrifice

Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s reading in which the Lord tells Samuel that obedience is better than sacrifice. While sacrifice is important, obedience shows faithfulness. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 1-20-20

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Jesus Got His Calling Later In Life

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel in which Jesus is baptized. He discusses Jesus’ response to his calling and how we are called to respond to God in the same way. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 1-19-20

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