Tuesday of the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's reading in which Saint Paul writes about wanting what is best for the Colossians. Father Dave asks us to reflect on whether or not we genuinely want what is best for others, especially those with whom we disagree. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 09-07-21

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Wednesday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on today's Gospel reading from Matthew where Jesus accuses the Pharisees of being hypocrites. Father Dave explains that back then, the word "hypocrite" was akin to calling someone an actor. He asks us to reflect in our own hearts whether or not we are acting when it comes to our faith, or if living our faith authentically. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 8-25-21

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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Father Dave reflects on Elizabeth's pregnancy with John the Baptist and points out that nothing is impossible for God. Father Dave encourages us to expect the unexpected in our own lives when following Christ. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 8-15-21

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Monday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on today's Old Testament reading in which Elijah feels defeated and prays for death. An angel appears to Elijah and encourages him to eat and have food for the journey. This one meal kept Elijah alive for 40 days. Father Dave relates this story to the importance of the Eucharist as food for our earthly journeys. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 8-09-21

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Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi. Father Dave discusses the importance of perseverance. He relates this to the woman in today's Gospel who requests the healing of her daughter from an evil spirit. Jesus granted this healing because of her persistence. Father Dave encourages us to be persistent in our prayer even if it seems like nothing is happening. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 8-04-21

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Tuesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's first reading in which Moses has an encounter with God while praying in his tent. Father Dave relates this to our experience in the Eucharist and encourages us to meet God face-to-face when we receive communion. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church on 7-27-21

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Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene. Father Dave discusses the important role of women in our Church and how we can look to female saints throughout history to see the influence and impact of women in Catholicism. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 7-22-21

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on today's Gospel in which Jesus invites the disciples to go away to a deserted place and rest. He points out that while work is important, it is also important to rest and reflect alone with God in order to be able to carry out the mission he has given to us. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 7-18-21

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on God's decision to use humans to carry out his purposes. He asks why God needs us, and points out that we are called to share our faith with everyone. God invites us to share his work out of love for us. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 7-11-21

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Wednesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses the story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis. He points out that during the famine, Joseph encouraged the people to share their resources with those in need. Father Dave relates this to the pandemic and reflects on our duty to share hope with our neighbor. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 07-07-21

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Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's Gospel in which Jesus drives out demons, and the people of the town asked him to leave. He relates this to our own temptation to push Jesus away when things are tough, and challenges us to invite Jesus into the messiness of our lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 6-30-21

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Wednesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses the meaning of God's covenant and its binding nature. He reflects on Abraham's doubt towards God's promises, and points out that dialogue with God is an important aspect of growing in trust. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 6-23-21

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's Gospel in which Jesus is asleep on the boat during the storm. The apostles were worried and wanted Jesus to wake up and help them. Father Dave relates this to the storms in our own lives and encourages us to trust that God is always with us, and will be in the boat with us. Preached at Saint Mary's on the Lake, Lake George, NY on 6-20-21

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses God's timeline versus our own timeline. He explains that while waiting can be difficult, it can produce great fruit in our spiritual lives, just like the mustard seed which grows into a great tree. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 6-13-21

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Feast of Corpus Christi. In a special homily, Father Dave reflects on the reading from the feast of Corpus Christi in which Moses reads the law to the Israelites. Father Dave points out that the people enthusiastically agreed to follow the law that the Lord gave to Moses by saying yes in their hearts.

Direct download: 06-06-21_SayYesWithUrHeart.mp3
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Monday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave points out that in the book of Genesis everything God created was good, and God recognized this. He points out that even though we have our weaknesses and failures, we are still good and made in the image and likeness of God. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-08-21

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Memorial of St. Agnes, Virgin and Martyr. Fr. Dave discusses today's reading in which Samuel responds to the Lord's call. He points out that just as systems that require us to change our passwords frequently, we should renew our commitment to God often. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 1-21-21

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave preaches on today's reading from the book of Job in which he suffers immensely. He points out that many of us can relate to this reading due to the difficult year we have faced, and encourages us to keep the faith just as Job did in such difficult times. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-07-21

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Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. Father Dave reflects on today's reading from the letter of John in which he tells us to test the words of prophets. He encourages us to be discerning of the information we take in from various sources and discern whether or not that comes from God. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 1-04-21

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The Epiphany of the Lord. Father Dave reflects on the difficulties brought by 2020. He points out that while new year brings hope difficulties will still arise and it is important for us to rely on God for everything. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City, on 1-03-21

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Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent. Father Dave asks us to look at our priorities in life and ask ourselves what we might be putting ahead of God. He discusses today's reading from Isaiah in which God says that he is constantly working in our lives, and we should rely on him for everything. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 12-16-20

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Monday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave encourages us to let the Lord lead rather than striving to maintain control. He reflects on the importance of trusting God and allowing His will to be done in our lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-23-20

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Wednesday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time. Dave discusses the importance of prayer and how we can follow the examples of the saints. He points out that prayer is the key to knowing the heart of God and becoming the people God created us to be. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-18-20

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Memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop. Father Dave discusses the cost that comes with living the Christian life. He points out that we are called to sacrifice, but Jesus promises a great reward. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-04-20

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