Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Father Dave says that we are all searching for an amazing "mountaintop" experience that will strengthen our faith in God, but first we must agree to the challenge of trekking up the mountain so that we can have that powerful moment. Preached at St. Mary's of the Lake Church in Lake George, New York on 08-06-17.

Direct download: 08-06-17_MakeUrOwnMountainTopExp.mp3
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Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave says we have eyes so that we can see things, but sometimes we use them to see things we shouldn't, or we miss seeing things we should be seeing. God gave us Jesus so we can see and hear his word. Now it's time to focus on him and follow him. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 07-27-17.

Direct download: 07-27-17_UHaveEyesSeeMe.mp3
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Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Father Dave says that Jesus showed us and continues to show us how to love everyone and everything around us. This homily was preached by Father Dave on a cruise ship during the "Footsteps of St. Paul" Pilgrimage on 06-23-17.

Direct download: 06-23-17_HomilyOnCruise.mp3
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Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave says that we are constantly looking for signs from God -- to do something, to not do something, or to prove that God exists. Jesus tells us that He has already given us a sign. His Resurrection is the only sign we need. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 07-24-17.

Direct download: 07-24-17_IveGivenUaSign.mp3
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Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave thinks back to picking up his friend from the airport recently. He offered to help carrying his friend's bags, but his friend insisted on carry his own. Father Dave thinks about it as a metaphor. Sometimes we can be a bit stubborn when it comes to opening up to God about our baggage, but can Jesus help us with the weight. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 07-20-17.

Direct download: 07-20-17_LetJesusCarryUrBags.mp3
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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Jesus tells the parable about seeds being spread across every type of surface including rock, dried out land, and fertile soil. Father Dave says that while a farmer would not waste his time trying to grow seeds in bad soil, God always makes the effort to raise up our faith, even when are distant from Him. Preached at Sacred Heart in Lake George Village on 07-16-17.

Direct download: 07-16-17_BeAWastefulSower.mp3
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Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time. In his homily, Father Dave says the Bible is filled with stories of people who are going through difficult times and who rely on their strong faith and trust in God to pull them through. Father Dave makes the point that we should not only put our trust in God when times are tough, but instead, we should always trust God -- during good times, bad times, and the in-between. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 07-10-17.

Direct download: 07-10-17_InGod-DoWeTrust.mp3
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Thursday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave considers the old playground adage, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me," and reflects on how hurtful words can actually be. Father Dave encourages us to think about the impact our words have on others, and use them to build each other up. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 06-15-17.

Direct download: 06-15-17_SticksAndStones.mp3
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Monday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on today's opening prayer, where we ask God to help us discern what is right and how we can go about doing it. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 06-12-17.

Direct download: 06-12-17_DiscernWhatsRightAndDoit.mp3
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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Father Dave says that Trinity Sunday, many pastors use metaphors to try to explain the Trinity (everything from a shamrock to a fidget spinner!) Father Dave emphasizes that the Trinity is a mystery that we can never fully understand. Instead we should embrace the mystery of it, and form a community that comes together because of it. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 06-11-17.

Direct download: 06-11-17_LetItGoAndComeTogether.mp3
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