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Through the Eyes of Innocents

Feast of the Holy Innocents. In light of today’s feast, Father Dave relates Mary and Joseph’s fleeing to protect Jesus to the many children currently suffering persecution in our world today. We must see the face of Christ in all who are suffering from the death of children. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 12-28-17.

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I Am With You

Monday of the Third Week of Advent. Father Dave explains the name Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.” He understands us fully and His coming means that He is with us. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 12-18-17.

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Who Are You

Third Sunday of Advent. Father Dave preaches on Gaudete Sunday and poses the question: who are you? Our identity should be rooted in Christ, who is the source of our joy. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 12-17-17.

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What Happens After We See Them

Monday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave relates the story of the Widow’s Mite to the importance of giving, and how we may not realize just how much our support affects others. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-27-17.

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Bartimaeus: A Model for Christian Life

Monday of the Thirty-third week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave relates the healing of blind Bartimaeus to our need to recognize that Jesus is with us. God encourages us to be persistent in our relationships with Him, just as Bartimaeus was. We should not be afraid to bring our needs to Jesus, and trust that He hears our prayers. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-20-17

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The Christmas Airport Welcome

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas). Father Dave relays heart-warming stories and poignant readings to make an impacting point here on Christmas Day. (Preached on Wednesday, December 25, 2013, St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City)

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Love Justice

Monday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time. The first verse in The Book of Wisdom is “love justice.” Father Dave says that we should apply this saying to everything we do in our lives. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-13-17.

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Putting the Phone Down and Being Present

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Recently, Pope Francis made headlines after saying that he doesn’t want people taking photos on their cell phones while he celebrates Mass. Father Dave reflects on the pope’s words, and says that if we all truly believe that we are looking at the Body of Christ, than we should be fully engaged in the moment. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-12-17.

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He Is Right There

Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reminds us of the comforting feeling that we have when we are surrounded by other people supporting us. Father Dave says that even when we feel alone, we aren’t, because God is always with us in everything we do. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-29-17.

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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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