Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Although we might sometimes bristle against all the rules, Father Dave reminds us why we have rules and laws in the church. Indeed, Jesus was the rule personified, and thus we should strive to follow them. (Preached on Sunday, August 30th, 2009, 6:00pm, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)
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Memorial of Saint Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church. Some of the characters in the parable in today's readings were unfortunately only prepared for a short period of time, not for the long haul. We can use this analogy to remind ourselves that we should strive to commit to our eternal relationship with God. (Preached on Friday, August 28th, 2009, 12:15pm, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)
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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B). In our modern culture, we are used to having it all. We get accustomed to not having to make an actual choice of one thing over the other. But as we see in the readings today, in terms of our faith lives, we do indeed need to choose. (Preached on Sunday, August 23th, 2009, 6:00pm, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)
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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. You may know someone who tends to complain a lot. Indeed, you may find yourself complaining from time to time, even about the church or your faith life. You may even catch yourself echoing the prophet Elijah's sentiment of: "I quit." Father Dave sympathizes with this occasional feeling, but also reminds us to strive to keep our faith life alive and continue to join each other around the table of the Lord. (Preached on Sunday, August 9th, 2009, 6:00pm, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)
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Friday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Have you ever made a scrapbook or photo album to remember the good times with friends and family? Father Dave reminds us that we should similarly look back at the times in our past that God has provided for us and done good deeds in our lives, in order to look forward to these same good deeds that will take place in the future. (Preached on Friday, August 7th, 2009, 12:15pm, St. Malachy’s Church, Broadway and 49th, Times Square, New York City.)
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