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Don’t Beg Jesus to Go Away

Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel in which Jesus drives out demons, and the people of the town asked him to leave. He relates this to our own temptation to push Jesus away when things are tough, and challenges us to invite Jesus into the messiness of our lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 6-30-21

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Darkness Before Covenant

Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses the meaning of God’s covenant and its binding nature. He reflects on Abraham’s doubt towards God’s promises, and points out that dialogue with God is an important aspect of growing in trust. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 6-23-21

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Let’s Be Patient With One Another

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses God’s timeline versus our own timeline. He explains that while waiting can be difficult, it can produce great fruit in our spiritual lives, just like the mustard seed which grows into a great tree. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 6-13-21

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I Won’t Fix It But I’ll Be There

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel in which Jesus is asleep on the boat during the storm. The apostles were worried and wanted Jesus to wake up and help them. Father Dave relates this to the storms in our own lives and encourages us to trust that God is always with us, and will be in the boat with us. Preached at Saint Mary’s on the Lake, Lake George, NY on 6-20-21

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Say Yes With Your Heart

Feast of Corpus Christi. In a special homily, Father Dave reflects on the reading from the feast of Corpus Christi in which Moses reads the law to the Israelites. Father Dave points out that the people enthusiastically agreed to follow the law that the Lord gave to Moses by saying yes in their hearts.

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Get Your Jesus Vaccine

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave preaches on today’s reading from the book of Job in which he suffers immensely. He points out that many of us can relate to this reading due to the difficult year we have faced, and encourages us to keep the faith just as Job did in such difficult times. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-07-21

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God Says You Are Good

Monday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave points out that in the book of Genesis everything God created was good, and God recognized this. He points out that even though we have our weaknesses and failures, we are still good and made in the image and likeness of God. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-08-21

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Change Your Password Frequently

Memorial of St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr. Fr. Dave discusses today’s reading in which Samuel responds to the Lord’s call. He points out that just as systems that require us to change our passwords frequently, we should renew our commitment to God often. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 1-21-21

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Test Those Voices

Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. Father Dave reflects on today’s reading from the letter of John in which he tells us to test the words of prophets. He encourages us to be discerning of the information we take in from various sources and discern whether or not that comes from God. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 1-04-21

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Epiphany Solar Power

The Epiphany of the Lord. Father Dave reflects on the difficulties brought by 2020. He points out that while new year brings hope difficulties will still arise and it is important for us to rely on God for everything. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 1-03-21

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