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Glasses to Scrutinize

Tuesday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave recounts how he lost his reader sunglasses while on a recent trip, and it was hard to see certain things. He connects this to how the Holy Spirit allows us to view our world differently. However, just like putting on glasses, we have to choose to put on the Holy Spirit and see with the eyes of God. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 08-30-22

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Tips For Humility

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave preaches on the themes of humility, and shares how he struggles with this virtue. He gives examples from St. Teresa of Calcutta on how we can practice having a meek and humble heart. When we are more focused on others, we can become more like God. Preached at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church in Lake George, New York on 08-28-22

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Leave Something Behind

Tuesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time. On the final day of the pilgrimage to Germany, Father Dave reminds the pilgrims and us that all of these beautiful places and structures are meant to give glory to God. In order to enter “the narrow gate” into heaven, we are to humbly let something go in order to do God’s work. Preached at Trinity Church in Munich, Germany on 08-16-22

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Mary’s Call

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On this feast of Mary’s Assumption, Father Dave reminds us how we can relate to how God called our Blessed Mother. God invites us to live into and share the gifts He gives each of us. Preached at Asamkirche in Munich, Germany on 08-15-22

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Mary, Untier of Knots

Vigil of Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave preaches from a traditionally Lutheran church, and describes some commonalities in how both Christian faiths honor the Word of God. He reminds us that we are to be set on fire by the Gospel, as the Scriptures tell us today. He also explains the devotion to Mary, Untier of Knots, and challenges us to set the world ablaze and undo knots for others. Preached at Saint Anne Church, Augsburg, Germany on 08-13-22

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Do Not Forget the Works of the Lord

Memorial of Saint Clare. Father Dave focuses on the psalm proclaimed today, and connects it to the beginning of the pilgrimage to Germany. He reminds the pilgrims and all of us to remember the wonderful things God has done for us. Preached at the Basilica of St. Ursula, Cologne, Germany on 08-11-22

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Molding Clay Into Something Beautiful

Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave recalls faith lessons he learned from pottery class while on sabbatical last year. We are called to let God keep molding us into something beautiful, even when it’s uncomfortable to change. Preached at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church in Lake George, New York on 07-28-22

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Holding God’s Treasures

Feast of Saint James. Father Dave explains how the Feast of Saint James can remind us that God chooses all of us despite our shortcomings.…

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Praying For Our Needs

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave explains how today’s Scriptures reveal two keys about prayer: It is not about changing God’s mind, and it is usually not about us. We are to focus on the needs of our world and community, in addition to praying for our own desires. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 07-24-22

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God’s Not Asking

Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave notes that sometimes being a disciple means God is telling us to do something, rather than asking. However, God knows what He’s doing — we are not alone on our journey, and He will give us what we need. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 07-20-22

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