Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter. Father Dave discusses the conversion of Saint Paul and how much courage it must take to commit to conversion. He encourages us to keep our eyes on the Lord and have the courage to practice our faith even when it is not the popular thing to do. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 05-04-22

Direct download: 05-04-22_CourageOfAconvert.mp3
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Memorial of Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Father Dave reflects on the saints who accomplished God's work by relying on their faith. He encourages us to have that same fire of faith in order to accomplish God's plans. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 05-02-22

Direct download: 05-02-22_WhatCanWeDo2AccomplishWorksOfGod.mp3
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Third Sunday of Easter. Father Dave reflects on Jesus' relationship with Peter. He points out how relatable this relationship is for all of us. We all have moments where we abandon God as well as moments when we show up for him. Father Dave points out that it is important for us to be reconciled and move forward rather than become discouraged and give up on our relationship with God. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 05-01-22

Direct download: 05-01-22_DoULuvMe-ServeMyFlock_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter. Father Dave shares a recent encounter with a friend in which he shared that his child asked how much he loved him when refusing to buy her a stuffed animal. Father Dave points out that we ask God the same question when we don't get what we want. He encourages us to trust that God's love for us is unwavering even when we don't understand why things don't always go to plan in our lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 4-27-22
Direct download: 04-27-22_HowMUchDoUluvMeDaddy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:17pm EDT

Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Father Dave points out that while there are people who have sacrificed their lives for others, Jesus is the only one who rose from the dead. He encourages us to believe in the power of the resurrection and what that means for our own lives. Preached in the Holy Land at The Holy Sepulchre on 04-09-22

Direct download: 04-09-22_HolySepulchreHeIsRisen_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Father Dave reflects on Jesus' agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. He points out that while suffering is inevitable in life, we are never alone in it. God is always with us, and has suffered on our behalf. He encourages us to unite our suffering with Christ and to allow it to heal us. Preached in the Holy Land at Gethsemane on 04-07-22

Direct download: 04-07-22_GethsemaneSufferingAndHealing_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:03pm EDT

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Father Dave compares the story of Zacchaeus to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Zacchaeus made a living by extorting others. After Jesus approached Zacchaeus, he was made aware of his need to repent and to give back whatever he had stolen from others. Father Dave points out the power behind an encounter with God's mercy and encourages us not to be afraid to approach God's merciful heart. Preached in the Holy Land on 04-06-22
Direct download: 04-06-22_ZacchaeusAsAmodelForUS.mp3
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Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Father Dave discusses the mystery of the Eucharist. He points out that while the Host may look like bread, Christ is truly present in the Eucharist, waiting to transform us at every Mass. Preached in The Holy Land at Capernaum on 04-05-22

Direct download: 04-05-22_BreadOfLifeAtCaparnaum_1.mp3
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Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent. Father Dave reflects on the Annunciation and Mary's response. He encourages us to use Mary as our model when it comes to responding to God's will, and to trust that God's plan is for our ultimate good. Preached in the Holy Land on 04-04-22

Direct download: 04-04-22_AnnunciationYes.mp3
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Third Sunday of Lent. Father Dave reflects on today's Gospel in which Jesus tells the parable of the fig tree. Father Dave points out that we are all in need of an attitude of conversion. We must allow God to enter into our hearts and be open to his grace. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 3-20-22

Direct download: 03-20-22_AnAttitudeOfChange_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:49pm EDT

Monday of the Second Week in Lent. Father Dave discusses today's reading in which Daniel reflects on God's mercy and justice. He encourages us not to be afraid of forgiveness and mercy. God calls us to be merciful, and to be aware of the need for God's mercy in our own lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 3-14-22

Direct download: 03-14-22_AwarenessOfOurSin.mp3
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Thursday of the First Week in Lent. Father Dave reflects on the three pillars of Lent. He encourages us to pray as if everything depended upon God. As well as to take action when we are called to. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 3-10-22

Direct download: 03-10-22_PrayAsIf-WorkAsIf.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:50am EDT

Ash Wednesday. Father Dave encourages us to look at the intentions of our hearts when performing good deeds or praying in public. He points out that Jesus' challenge to us in today's Gospel is to act for the right reason and not for our own gain. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 03-02-22

Direct download: 03-02-22_AshWedWhyAreUhere_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:26am EDT

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave speaks to the tragedy of the war in Ukraine. He points out that change begins with us. If we treat our neighbor with respect and dignity, we can change the hearts of many. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-27-22

Direct download: 02-27-22_ItStartsWithUs_1.mp3
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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave preaches that Jesus gives us many opportunities to live the right way. Jesus supplies us with the grace to do the right thing and love our neighbor. We only have to respond to his invitation. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-20-22

Direct download: 02-20-22_ExtraCredit_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:18am EDT

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on today's Gospel in which Jesus tells some hard truths. While they may be difficult for us to swallow, they exist for our own good. He challenges us to reflect on the state of our hearts and to adjust accordingly. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-13-22

Direct download: 02-13-22_BlessedAreYou_1.mp3
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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on today's Gospel in which Jesus tells some hard truths. While they may be difficult for us to swallow, they exist for our own good. He challenges us to reflect on the state of our hearts and to adjust accordingly. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-13-22

Direct download: 02-13-22_BlessedAreYou.mp3
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Memorial of Saint Scholastica, Virgin. Father Dave discusses the story of Solomon who faced temptation and gave in. He points out that while we all face temptation on a daily basis, our duty is to say no to things that take us away from God. He calls us to say a whole-hearted "yes" to God. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-10-22

Direct download: 02-10-22_NoToSomeThings.mp3
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Monday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses Jesus' ministry and the many acts of healing he performed. He points out that our job as baptized people is to bring people to Jesus for healing. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-07-22

Direct download: 02-07-22_BringPeople2Jesus4Healing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:36pm EDT

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on today's Gospel reading which spotlights crowds who are angered at Jesus' words. Jesus knew who he was and what he was about, so he continued to preach the truth. Father Dave encourages us to know our identity in Christ and to continue to spread the Gospel even if it is difficult. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 1-30-22

Direct download: 01-30-22_WhoDoUthinkUare.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:33pm EDT

Thursday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's Gospel in which Jesus tells us not to hide our light under a bushel basket. He points out that in the time of Jesus, people used oil lamps. Putting an oil lamp under a bushel basket would cause it to catch fire. Father Dave reflects on the danger of covering our light rather than sharing it with others. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 2-01-22

Direct download: 01-27-22_ItMightCatchFire.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales. Father Dave discusses today's readings about unity between nations. He points out that Saint Francis de Sales lived during the Protestant Reformation. He spent the majority of his life preaching and educating Catholics on their faith and the importance of unity. Father Dave encourages us to be agents of unity in our own lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 1-24-22

Direct download: 01-24-22_FdeSalesUnitySaint.mp3
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The Epiphany of the Lord. Father Dave reflects on the hope that a new year can bring. He points out that in our current times, it can be hard to be optimistic and to hope for new beginnings. He reminds us that our hope must always be in the Lord and not in the world. Otherwise, we will continue to find ourselves disappointed. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 1-02-22

Direct download: 1-2-22_EpiphanyHomily.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:40pm EDT

Feast of Saint Juan Diego. Father Dave discusses God's pattern of choosing those least likely to fulfill his will. He explains that Saint Juan Diego was a humble pagan convert who no one would expect the Virgin Mary to appear to. Through his humility and perseverance, Juan Diego spread the message of Our Lady of Guadalupe throughout the world. Father Dave encourages us to look to the least likely in our lives and reflect on how God may be working through them. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 12-09-21

Direct download: 12-09-21_JuanDiego-theLeastLikely_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:19am EDT

Second Sunday of Advent. Father Dave discusses the virtue of patience in seasons of waiting. He encourages us to look to Jesus with longing while waiting and to allow it to stretch us so that it may create more room for hope. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 12-05-21

Direct download: 12-05-21-8a_IcantWait_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:09am EDT

Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr. Father Dave talks about people who chose to remain faithful to the Lord in difficult circumstances, such as Daniel from today's reading. He also discusses the poor widow who gave her last coin in the Gospel. She trusted that God would provide. Father Dave encourages us to trust in God to provide for us when we are asked to choose our faith over anything else in our lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-22-21

Direct download: 11-22-21_3peopleWhoRiskedItAll.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:04am EDT

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave shares a story about St. Teresa of Calcutta encountering a poor man. The poor man offered her 15 rupees. The offer meant that he would not be able to eat that night, but he was so joyful at being able to offer it to Mother Teresa. Father Dave points out that God looks not at the greatness of our work, but at the love with which it is performed. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 11-07-21

Direct download: 11-07-21_Your15Rupees.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:49am EDT

Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's reading from Saint Paul in which he emphasizes the importance of being saved by grace. Father Dave points out that just because we have grace does not mean that we get a free pass to do whatever we want. We are saved by grace, but it is still on us to make the decision not to be slaves to sin. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-20-21

Direct download: 10-20-21_NotAGreenPass_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:45am EDT

Thursday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's reading from Saint Paul in which he tells us that our focus must be on God who is more important than anything else in our lives. We must give all credit to God and thank him for all he does in our lives on a daily basis. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-14-21

Direct download: 10-14-21_ItsAllAboutGod_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41am EDT

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's gospel in which the rich young man went away sad because he was too attached to his wealth. Father Dave points out that while we're not all rich, we all have attachments that keep us from the Kingdom of God. He encourages us to give everything over to God and put him first. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-10-21

Direct download: 10-10-21_LetItGo.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:35pm EDT

Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest. Father Dave discusses today's reading from the prophet Haggai in which God asks the people to slow down. He points out that the people in this reading were so busy that they were missing out on doing God's work. Father Dave encourages us to slow down and spend time with God in prayer in order to fulfill his plans for our lives. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 9-23-21

Direct download: 09-23-21_LIkeAGerbilInAwheel.mp3
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Direct download: 09-12-21_PutThatInTheVocationVideo.mp3
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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

Direct download: 09-02-21_DoWeWantTheBest4Others.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:31pm EDT

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

Direct download: 08-25-21_PlayingAPart.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:54pm EDT

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

Direct download: 08-15-21_ExpectTheUnexpected.mp3
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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

Direct download: 08-09-21_YetiCoolersWithFood4theJourney-fix.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:28pm EDT

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

Direct download: 08-04-21_DontGiveUpSoEasily.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:09am EDT

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

Direct download: 07-27-21_Speak2GodFace2Face.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:39am EDT

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

Direct download: 07-22-21_ItsAlwaysBeenWomen.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36am EDT

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

Direct download: 07-18-21_StillnessLetsUsBeClose.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:11am EDT

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

Direct download: 07-11-21_WhyDoesGodNeedUs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:08am EDT

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

Direct download: 07-07-21_JosephMadeThemShare.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:59am EDT

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

Direct download: 06-30-21_DontBegJesus2GoAway.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT

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

Direct download: 06-23-21_DarknessBeforeCovenant_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:20pm EDT

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

Direct download: 06-20-21_IwontFixItButIllBthere_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:34am EDT

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

Direct download: 06-13-21_LetsBpatientWith1Another_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:31am EDT

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

Direct download: 02-08-21_GodSaysURgood.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28am EDT

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

Direct download: 01-21-21_ChangeUrPasswordFrequently.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:22am EDT

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

Direct download: 02-07-21_GetUrJesusVaccine.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:17am EDT

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

Direct download: 01-04-21_TestThoseVoices.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:12am EDT

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

Direct download: 01-03-21_EpiphanySolarPower.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

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

Direct download: 12-16-20_IAmTheLordUrGod.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT

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

Direct download: 11-22-20_WhosInChargeHere.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT

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

Direct download: 11-18-20_SheWhoPraysAtAllTimes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

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

Direct download: 11-04-20_CalculateTheCost.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03am EDT

Saturday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reminds us that God has chosen everyone for the kingdom of Heaven and challenges us to live out this call in order to be who the Lord made us to be. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-28-20

Direct download: 10-28-20_JesusPickedEverybody.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:51am EDT

Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave reflects on today's reading in which Saint Paul calls us to imitate God. Father Dave points out that this can be challenging due to our own shortcomings, but the Lord is compassionate with us and we should trust in his grace. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-26-20

Direct download: 10-26-20_GodMadeThe1stMove.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:50am EDT

Friday of the Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's reading from Ephesians, and suggests that the remedy to fear is the Holy Spirit. He encourages us to call upon the Holy Spirit in trust. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-16-20

Direct download: 10-16-20_GodsDownPaymentToUs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47am EDT

Thursday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses the concept of being brothers and sisters in Christ. He challenges us to love our neighbors just as Jesus asks us to in the Gospels. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-05-20

Direct download: 10-05-20_UgottaLiveIt_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41am EDT

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's reading from Paul, which tells us not to worry. He explains that the fruit of prayer is peace. If we view our problems in the light of faith, we can find hope instead of despair. Peached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-04-20

Direct download: 10-04-20_Breathe_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

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

Direct download: 09-30-20_TheChallengeOfThe3Js.mp3
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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

Direct download: 09-27-20_InvertedBellCurve.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:10pm EDT

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

Direct download: 09-14-20_LiftJesusUp_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT

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

Direct download: 08-30-20_ThisIsNotWhatIsignedUpFor.mp3
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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

Direct download: 08-24-20_SpeakOfGodAsHeSpeaksOfUs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:12pm EDT

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

Direct download: 08-12-20_WhatsUrIndellibleMark.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:21pm EDT

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

Direct download: 08-10-20_SeedEverywhereSeed.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:36pm EDT

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

Direct download: 08-02-2020_FeedPeopleEvenWhenWereHurting-b.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:43am EDT

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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Direct download: 03-10-20_WhyNotStriveForTheImpossible.mp3
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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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Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's letter from Saint Paul which urges us not to give into temptation. Father Dave points out that while living the life of a Christian is difficult, God can and will give us the grace we need to be who he has called us to be. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-23-19

Direct download: 10-23-19_OurHelpIsInTheNameOfTheLord.mp3
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Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time. Father Dave discusses today's Gospel in which Jesus emphasizes our duty to follow the Lord. We shouldn't feel entitled to things, rather we should serve God and his people as we are called. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 10-06-19

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Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. Father Dave recounts the story of Jonah and the whale and compares it to our call to be prophetic, even giving voice to things that may be unpopular among our peers. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on10-07-19

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Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church. Father Dave discusses studying Scripture and today's reading, which describes God as being jealous. Father Dave points out that God is not jealous in the human sense, rather he desires our exclusive love. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 9-30-19

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Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Father Dave lifts up today's Gospel reading, which features the parable of Lazarus and the rich man. He points out our duty to care for the poor and the importance of putting others first. Preached at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 9-29-19

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