Memorial of St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church. Father Dave discusses the challenges faced by three different spiritual figures, St. Jerome, Job, and Jesus. He points out that despite suffering hardship, they each never lost their trust in the Lord. He encourages us to exercise that same trust. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 9-30-20

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Saturday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses the challenges that this year has presented and compares them to the sufferings of people in the Bible. He reminds us that there is always hope if we turn to God in trying times. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 9-26-20

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Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Father Dave reflects on the cross as a symbol of hope and life for us. Jesus was lifted up for us to gaze upon, and Father Dave encourages us to lift him up in our own lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 9-14-20

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Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on today's reading from Jeremiah in which the prophet cries out to the Lord in disappointment. Father Dave points out that there are many times in life in when we will feel disappointed, and following God's call isn't easy. However, his will ultimately leads to peace and hope. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 8-30-20

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Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle. Father Dave discusses Nathaniel's first encounter with Jesus in which Jesus speaks kind words about his character. Father Dave encourages us to look at Christ with the same love with which he looks at us. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 8-24-20

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Wednesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's reading from Ezekiel and the men who were marked. Father Dave points out that our souls are marked at Baptism, and we are called to live out our faith in such a way that our indelible mark will make a difference. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 8-12-20

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Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr. Father Dave shares details about the life of Saint Lawrence and how his faith gave him a charitable heart. He points out that Saint Lawrence planted seeds of faith in the hearts of many, ultimately dying a martyr for the faith he loved. Father Dave encourages us to plant seeds of faith just as Saint Lawrence did. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 8-10-20

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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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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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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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Memorial of Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Father Dave reflects on today's reading from Isaiah in which God uses tools as a metaphor for how he uses us as instruments of his love. We are called to be humble and allow God to use us for his glory. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, NYC on 7-15-20

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fourth Sunday of Easter. Father Dave discusses today's Gospel about Jesus being the Good Shepherd. He explains that the Lord leads us, and it is important for us to fix our eyes on him and allow ourselves to be led. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 5-03-20

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Third Sunday of Easter. Father Dave compares reading the Scriptures to sticking around for the credits at the end of a movie. He discusses today's Gospel about the road to Emmaus. The disciples on that road were discouraged following Jesus' crucifixion and thought that this was the end. However, they recognize Jesus again in the breaking of the bread. Father Dave encourages us to wait in patient hope for better times ahead. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 4-26-20

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Friday in the Octave of Easter. Father Dave discusses today's Gospel and how we can use the example of the disciples during this difficult time. Father Dave points out that the disciples yearned to return back to their normal lives after Jesus was crucified, and relates this to our desire to go back to normal during quarantine. He challenges us to use this time wisely to grow spiritually, and to recognize the Lord is still with us. Preached on 4-17-20 at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, NYC

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Father Dave preaches on the Gospel reading in which Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at the well. He relates this to our current experience of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Monday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses endurance while suffering. He uses the example of Saint Blaise who was martyred and King David who endured much suffering. It is important to turn to God in our suffering and to choose to persevere. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 2-03-20

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Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses Saint Marianne Cope and her example.Saint Marianne Cope devoted her life to serving those with leprosy. He points out that we need to inspiration and example of the saints who were normal people who devoted their lives to God. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 1-23-20 

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Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's reading in which the Lord tells Samuel that obedience is better than sacrifice. While sacrifice is important, obedience shows faithfulness. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 1-20-20

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's Gospel in which Jesus is baptized. He discusses Jesus' response to his calling and how we are called to respond to God in the same way. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 1-19-20

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Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave explains the importance of starting over. Our spiritual lives are constantly evolving and sometimes we lose our motivation. We are called to get back up each time we fall. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 1-14-20.

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Monday After Epiphany. Father Dave discusses the importance of remaining in Jesus and sticking with our resolutions. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 1-06-20

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Father Dave reflects on today's reading from Isaiah, which tells us to make straight the path of the Lord. He points out that there are ways in which we can sometimes make it difficult for the Lord to have access to our hearts, and encourages us to make a straight path directly for God. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 12-10-19

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Father Dave encourages us to live out our faith in such a way that we are not picking and choosing what is important. He points out that all of the teachings of Christ are important, and we should not treat our faith as if we are studying for an exam. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 12-05-19

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