Fr. Dave Tomaszycki Podcasts
Fr. Dave Tomaszycki is a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, and currently serves as Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Parish in Farmington, Michigan.
info_outline Week 1: Who do we belong to? 10/19/2020
Week 1: Who do we belong to? This weekend, in an effort to prepare and form the consciences of the faithful for the upcoming election, the priests at Our Lady of Sorrows started a three week homily series. Week 1, we all preached on "Who do we belong to?" Jesus says: "Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God" (Matthew 22:21). We, of course, belong to God, so we follow Him.
info_outline Indifference 10/12/2020
Indifference From the 9:30am live-streamed Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows on Sunday, October 11, 2020, Fr. Dave preaches about the invitation from our loving God to attend His wedding banquet (that is, the summons to heaven), and our temptation toward and the danger of indifference.
info_outline On Baptism 10/05/2020
On Baptism From the 1pm Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows on Sunday, October 4, 2020: Fr. Dave contrasts the readings, where the tenants refuse to hand their fruits over to God, with the baptisms happening at this Mass, where the parents have come to hand their children over to God.
info_outline Taking vs. Receiving 10/05/2020
Taking vs. Receiving From the 4:30pm Mass on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Our Lady of Sorrows: In today's Gospel, the tenants of the vineyard grasp at God's gifts: "This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance" (Matthew 21:338). God and His gifts can be received, they cannot be taken. Fr. Dave invites the congregation to open their hearts and receive the Lord.
info_outline Our Lady of Sorrows 09/21/2020
Our Lady of Sorrows From the noon Mass on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at Our Lady of Sorrows, celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows (normally Sept. 15, but moved to the weekend so that the entire parish can celebrate together), Fr. Dave preaches about Our Lady of Sorrows, and how Our Lady is there for us in a special way when we are in darkness.
info_outline This Narcissistic Age 09/17/2020
This Narcissistic Age In this homily from the Thursday morning 7:30am Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows on the memorial of St. Robert Bellarmine, Fr. Dave talks about how we have entered into a narcissistic age. An age where, because of our self-centeredness, we have lost the concept of objective truth. And without objective truth, it is impossible to dialogue. P.S. Sorry for the low quality recording, I recorded it on my phone.
info_outline Receiving the Lord's Forgiveness 09/14/2020
Receiving the Lord's Forgiveness From the 4:30pm Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Being CSA weekend, Fr. Dave cut his homily short, but was compelled to preach on the ever important topic of forgiveness, especially receiving the Lord's forgiveness.
info_outline Fraternal Correction 09/08/2020
Fraternal Correction From the 8am Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Fr. Dave preaches that fraternal correction--one of the must difficult things to do!--is actually one of the highest forms of charity. When we correct a brother, we invite him out of his error and toward the truth, and, of course, the Truth is Jesus. Don't be afraid to invite people into the hands of Jesus. Don't be afraid to correct a brother. Don't be afraid to have charity.
info_outline A Sacramental View of Reality 08/31/2020
A Sacramental View of Reality "Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect" (Romans 12:2). In an effort to help the faithful with the renewal of their minds, Fr. Dave offers a "sacramental view" of reality. Such a worldview sees beyond the surface, and gets to the heart of things. We often miss so much! In this vein, Fr. Dave also explains the Kerygma, that is, the Gospel in a nutshell. Just what is it that we Christians believe?
info_outline Loosed from the Obligation to attend Sunday Mass 08/24/2020
Loosed from the Obligation to attend Sunday Mass "I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven" (Matthew 16:19). Using the authority given to him by God through the Pope, Archbishop Vigneron has dispensed/"loosed" the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until November 23, 2020. Fr. Dave preaches on the letter released by the Archdiocese that addresses this dispensation. (The entire letter can be found .)
info_outline Our Duty to Evangelize 08/17/2020
Our Duty to Evangelize In this homily from the 8am Mass on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Our Lady of Sorrows, Fr. Dave shows that we've got it all... we've got the one and only Savior, Jesus Christ. And we have Him in His fullness. Along with this privilege of having Jesus Christ, comes the duty of sharing Him, proclaiming Him to the world. Go out, and tell someone about Jesus!
info_outline As the Western World Rots from Within, Stay Close to Christ 08/03/2020
As the Western World Rots from Within, Stay Close to Christ In this homily from the 8am Mass on August 2, 2020 at Our Lady of Sorrows, Fr. Dave borrows heavily from pp. 221-223 of Cardinal Sarah's book The Day Is Now Far Spent. St. Paul tells us that outside things cannot separate us from the Love of God. But the Western World is rotting from the inside, as she no longer loves herself. Our hope is to stay close to Christ. He takes the little we have and makes it enough.
info_outline We Must "Judge" 07/27/2020
We Must "Judge" In this homily from Sunday, July 26, 2020 for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Fr. Dave juxtaposes God's commandment not to judge in Matthew 7:1, and God's delight at Solomon's request for an understanding heart to judge God's people in 1 Kings 3:9-10.
info_outline Fr. Dave's First Mass as Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows 07/06/2020
Fr. Dave's First Mass as Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows "No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone whom the Son wishes to reveal him" (Matthew 11:27). Jesus constantly reveals to us the Father, especially through the Sacraments. Frequent the Sacraments, and come to know the Father.
info_outline June 28, 2020-10 AM Mass at OLGC 06/30/2020
June 28, 2020-10 AM Mass at OLGC Fr. Dave preaches his final homily as Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Plymouth, Michigan. In his homily from this parking lot Mass, Fr. Dave discusses the importance of being a welcoming parish and tells the congregants that Jesus is real. He walked this earth, he died for us, and he rose from the grave. All truth comes from the Father, through Jesus Christ.
info_outline June 16, 2020-Quarterly Men's Prayer Breakfast Mass Homily 06/18/2020
June 16, 2020-Quarterly Men's Prayer Breakfast Mass Homily This is Fr. Dave's final homily for the quarterly Mass for the Men's Prayer Breakfast group at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.
info_outline May 31, 2020-Pentecost Homily 05/31/2020
May 31, 2020-Pentecost Homily As the Archdiocese of Detroit releases its plan for going forward with , Fr. Dave preaches that the current parish model is broken, and invites an unleashing of the Holy Spirit on this new endeavor. The recent article published by Fr. John Riccardo and Acts XXIX team is available .
info_outline May 17, 2020-8:30 AM Mass at OLGC 05/17/2020
May 17, 2020-8:30 AM Mass at OLGC Fr. Dave preached at the 8:30 AM Mass held in the church parking lot this morning asking what will we learn from the whole COVID-19 experience? Fr. Dave gives us three challenges to take away from these times.
info_outline April 22, 2020-Streamed Mass Homily 04/23/2020
April 22, 2020-Streamed Mass Homily This is Fr. Dave's homily from a closed door Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church streamed on the parish YouTube channel. Please visit the for information. Fr. Dave discusses the importance of conforming our lives to Christ. Jesus condemns our sins, but not us. Fr. Dave encourages the listeners to get to know Him.