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Feed People Even When We’re Hurting

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on 20 years of priesthood and ministering during such a difficult time in our country. He expresses the need for priests to give of themselves even if they are struggling as well. Preached at Saint Mary’s on the Lake, Lake George, NY on 8-02-20

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Are You Sure?

Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses Jesus’ parable about separating the weeds from the wheat. He encourages us to stop and think before we react to things and to always strive to be loving and patient towards others. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 7-21-20

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Lamenting With All Due Respect

Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave points out that Jeremiah laments in our first reading today and encourages us to have the same honesty with God in prayer. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 7-27-20

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We Are Not Done Dying

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave points out that the Christian life is a continual dying of self. We are called to die to sin and embrace the life that God desires for us. He explains that we have to choose dying to ourselves in order to serve others, especially during this time of racial tension in our country. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 6-28-20

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Do I Look Like I Care?

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel in which Jesus tells us not to be afraid. Father Dave points out that the prophet Jeremiah laments to the Lord, but continues to trust him at the same time. We should expect to not always be fully accepted when preaching the gospel, but trust in God’s plan for us. Preached at St. Mary’s on the Lake, Lake George, NY on 6-21-20

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One God: Do Unto Others

Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today’s Gospel in which Jesus asks us to do unto others as we would have them do to us. He explains that Jesus says this “golden rule” sums up the law and the prophets, which we call the Old Testamant today. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 6-23-20

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Some Are Still Awaiting Fulfillment

Wednesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses our search for fulfillment. He explains that fulfillment is to bring to completion or reality something that has been desired or promised. Father Dave points out that there are many in our society who are still longing for the fulfillment of racial justice, and challenges us to unite our prayers and actions to bring about fulfillment. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 6-10-20

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The Holy Spirit Now More Than Ever

Pentecost Sunday. Father Dave discusses the power of the Holy Spirit, and how we need to call on the Holy Spirit more than ever. He reflects on the problem of racism in our country and encourages us to come together and call upon the Holy Spirit for a change. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 5-31-20

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No One Can Take Away Your Joy

Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter. Father Dave discusses the feeling of loss the apostles felt after the Ascension. He points out that Jesus tells us in the gospels that no one can take away our joy. As life feels like a struggle for most at the moment, Father Dave reminds us that we can still find joy in a difficult time. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 5-22-20

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Interpreting Contradictions in Our Faith

Seventh Sunday of Easter. Father Dave discusses contradictions and how we don’t like them. He explains that today’s Gospel, in which Jesus prays to the Father, seems to contradict itself. Father Dave breaks down the reading for us and explains how to better interpret what may seem like contradictions in Scripture. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 5-24-20

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