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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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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Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave says that we often live in a split screen society, allowing ourselves to only hear and view one side of the story. Today's readings emphasize that we have to follow Jesus' example by taking in God's full message. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-22-17.

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Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs. Father Dave considers that some people view the Catholic faith as an old and outdated religion that no longer applies to today's world. Father Dave says that this could not be farther from the truth, and talks about how we can apply the Bible's lessons to our lives today. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-19-17.

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Memorial of the Guardian Angels. In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Father Dave remembers a group of children playing in the streets of Jerusalem and seeing how much hope they had. Father Dave encourages us to remember times of hope in our lives when we need them during times of tragedy. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-02-17.

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Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave says that Christianity doesn't work like billable hours where we get paid or rewarded for everything we do. The actions we perform in faith are expected and required of us. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-01-17.

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave remembers a time as a preschooler when he was to afraid to let go of a pole he was hugging and play with the other kids. He likens his experience to the way might we approach forgiveness. Despite the struggle, we eventually must let go of our hard feelings and forgive. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 09-17-17.

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave talks about a feature in his rental car that causes the car to beep if you drift into another lane, and simultaneously reflects on the Able's words to God when he asked, "Am I my brother's keeper?" Father Dave reminds us that, as a community, we have the responsibility to help someone when they start "drifting" away from their faith. Preached in Niwot, Colorado on 09-10-17.

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave says that there are times in our faith lives when we lose contact with God. As we approach fall, Father Dave challenges us to use this time to rediscover God in our lives, and fall in love with God again. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, in Los Angeles, California on 09-03-17.

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Monday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave considers the solar eclipse as a metaphor for our faith lives. Do you ever block out God in your life? Do you prevent good things from shining into your life because of a fear of the unknown? Father Dave encourages us to avoid blocking out God in our lives so we can all experience his warmth and love. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 08-21-17.

Direct download: 08-21-17_AreWeEclipsingGod.mp3
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