Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions. Father Dave reflects on today’s readings where Peter asks Jesus about “us” and “them.” Father Dave discusses the martyrs we celebrate in today’s feast, and how we also are called to look past divisions to spread the word of God. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-19-22

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Friday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave recalls his confirmation, and how he and his classmates were sealed by the Holy Spirit during this sacrament. St. Paul describes in today's readings how God has chosen us, and we respond in thanksgiving when we come to Mass. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-14-22

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Wednesday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave explains a conflict in today’s readings about who we are called to serve. He reminds us that we are not meant to do everything, but we are called to let God speak through us to those in our immediate circles. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-5-22

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Memorial of St. Jerome. Father Dave reflects on the praise he is receiving today on his birthday, and how today’s readings offer some humility. God reminds us that it’s not all about “me,” and that we are to be a gift to others in the world. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 09-30-22

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Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on the image of light when it comes to evangelization in today’s readings, and notes how some wish to keep their faith to themselves. He explains that our light will be extinguished if it is not shared, just like the flame of a candle. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 09-19-22

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave challenges us to apply our problem-solving and time-management skills to our faith lives. He reminds us that we are to find the time, energy and effort for what God desires. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 09-18-22

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Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Father Dave explains how Jesus transforms the cross from an image of death into new life. He reminds us that in the Paschal Mystery, our darkest moments can be reborn with God. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 09-14-22

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave notes that while the Catholic Church has a lot of rules, our readings today show that God isn’t afraid to break protocol to show us his mercy. God will diligently search for us, and then we are to lead others who are lost back to him. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 09-11-22

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Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Father Dave expresses concern about the declining birth rate in many parts of the world. On today’s feast, we are reminded to have hope that any child could change the world. God works through the weakest and most vulnerable of us to bring about the kingdom. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 09-08-22

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