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 So Easy to Miss Jesus 01/11/2021
So Easy to Miss Jesus Preached on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the 4:30pm Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows on the feast of the Baptism of The Lord. Fr. Dave reflects on the fact that it is so easy to miss God. It takes humility to find God, as St. John Vianney says, there are no prideful people in heaven, and there are no humble people in hell. Following Pope Francis, in order not to miss God, we need to be in constant relationship with Him. Love is not to have, but to be had, we need to love God, and let ourselves be had by Him.
info_outline Love blows away Shame 01/04/2021
Love blows away Shame From the 7:30am daily Mass on Monday, January 4, 2021. Reflecting on the last bit of the Gospel, Fr. Dave preaches that God's love blows away our shame. If only we could really know the love of God, we would be unashamed to bring any and everything to the Lord.
info_outline To Love the "Other" 01/04/2021
To Love the "Other" From the 1pm Mass on Sunday, January 3, 2021. Celebrating the Epiphany, Fr. Dave preaches on the difficulty of loving the "other." Since the Fall, we "love" to hate, we assume the worst, we are suspicious of those who don't look like us. Only Jesus Christ Himself can renew and remake our hearts that we may love the "other" the way we are called to in Christ.
info_outline May Mary take you Deeper 01/02/2021
May Mary take you Deeper Celebrating the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, from the 9am Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows on January 1, 2021, Fr. Dave explains the dogma: Mary, Mother of God, and encourages the congregation to walk with Mary to a deeper relationship with Jesus in this new year.
info_outline It's All or Nothing 12/31/2020
It's All or Nothing Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from the 7:30am daily Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows. Expanding on the point, Beware of Numbers Games, from the past weekend's homily, Fr. Dave preaches that it's not about being 51% good and 49% bad. Even if we are 1% bad, the devil can use that 1% to drag us to hell. In the end, it's all or nothing. We must be totally and completely given over to the Lord. We must strive to be saints.
info_outline Shouldn't We Look Different than the Rest of the World? 12/28/2020
Shouldn't We Look Different than the Rest of the World? From the 5pm Mass on December 27, 2020 at Our Lady of Sorrows. Celebrating the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Fr. Dave encourages the congregation not to get distracted by the millions of things our culture throws at us, but to focus on our families and--like the Holy Family--raising them in the faith.
info_outline The Cross vs. The Demonic 12/14/2020
The Cross vs. The Demonic From the 7:30am Mass on Monday, December 14, 2020. Celebrating the feast day of St. John of the Cross, Fr. Dave preaches about the devil's hatred for the Cross, because Jesus saves us through the Cross. In today's world, there are more and more shouts to "Come down from the Cross!" We sure could use a St. John of the Cross now.
info_outline Does My Life Testify to Jesus? 12/14/2020
Does My Life Testify to Jesus? From the 11:15am Mass on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Our Lady of Sorrows, Fr. Dave encourages the congregation to keep preparing for the coming of the Lord. When we are living Christian lives, every part of our being testifies to Jesus. Does every part of my being testify to Jesus? Can people say about me what the Bible says about St. John the Baptist: "___________ was sent from God. He/she came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him/her"? Jesus is going to be here in 12 days. Let's get our lives in line with God, so that we may testify to Him when He comes on Christmas Day.
info_outline Let's Get Practical! 12/07/2020
Let's Get Practical! From the 9:30am Mass on December 6, 2020 at Our Lady of Sorrows, Fr. Dave challenges the congregation to be practical in their preparations for the coming of the Lord on Christmas Day. Temporal actions have eternal consequences. We can use the temporal to draw closer to God. There are practical ways to grow spiritually. What's one practical thing you can do to get ready for the coming of Jesus Christ?
info_outline Let's Prepare for the Coming of Our Lord 11/30/2020
Let's Prepare for the Coming of Our Lord From the 5pm Mass on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Our Lady of Sorrows in Farmington, Fr. Dave welcomes in the Advent season (and the new year... liturgically speaking) by preaching about preparing for the coming of Jesus: What needs to be done to prepare yourself and your household for Jesus' coming?
info_outline Don't Bury Your Talents! 11/28/2020
Don't Bury Your Talents! Given at the 8am Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Yuma, Arizona on Sunday, November 15, 2020. On the occasion of his goddaughter's Baptism, Fr. Dave preaches about how blessed we are by God and encourages the congregation not to bury their many talents. In the spirit of Mother Teresa, it's not so much about "seeing" Christ in others, as it is about drawing Christ out of others.
info_outline Does Jesus Know You? 11/09/2020
Does Jesus Know You? From the 11:15am Mass on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Our Lady of Sorrows. Do you know Jesus? Does Jesus know you? Fr. Dave continues to encourage the congregation to decrease their media consumption and increase their God consumption.
info_outline Week 3: What are we Called to Be? 11/02/2020
Week 3: What are we Called to Be? From the 9:30am Mass on Sunday, November 1, 2020, All Saints Day, at Our Lady of Sorrows. In this third and final installment of the homily series aimed at preparing consciences for the November 3rd election, Fr. Dave challenges the congregation to not let the world distract us away from God. The saints were washed "in the Blood of the Lamb" (Rev. 7:14). That is, they were saturated in Jesus. Are we saturated in Jesus... or in the world? So often, the world pulls us away from God. We need to put our eyes back on Jesus.
info_outline Week 2: What are we Called to Do? (Better Version) 10/26/2020
Week 2: What are we Called to Do? (Better Version) From the 8am Mass on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Our Lady of Sorrows. In this second installment of a three week homily series, Fr. Dave answers the question: What are we called to do? We are called to love, both God and our neighbor. Part of loving our neighbor is to be involved in politics, bringing God and His "kingdom of love" into the temporal realm. In this homily, Fr. Dave walks the faithful through some of the main points of the document by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). It is well worth reading the document, or at least visiting before voting.
info_outline Week 2: What are we Called to Do? (Long Version) 10/26/2020
Week 2: What are we Called to Do? (Long Version) From the 4:30 Mass on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Our Lady of Sorrows. In this second installment of a three week homily series, Fr. Dave answers the question: What are we called to do? We are called to love, both God and our neighbor. Part of loving our neighbor is to be involved in politics, bringing God and His "kingdom of love" into the temporal realm. In this homily, Fr. Dave walks the faithful through the main points of the document by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). It is well worth reading the document, or at least visiting before voting.
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 .)