Monthly Archives: December 2021

The Fleet Sources – 26 December 2021 – Feast of the Holy Family – 5-C

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)–
From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

EWTN – Morning Offering
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/morning-offering-394

Our Catholic Prayers – A Morning Offering
https://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/morning-offering.html

 

Stars of Our Faith (T)

Catholic Culture – Feast of St. Stephen
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2020-12-26

New Advent – St. Stephen
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14286b.htm

Vatican News – St. Stephen, First Martyr
https://www.vaticannews.va/en/saints/12/26/st–stephen–first-martyr.html

 

Chronos & Kairos – (N) (C)

 NC Register – “The ‘Kairos’ and ‘Chronos’ of Christ’s Nativity,” by Donald DeMarco
https://www.ncregister.com/commentaries/the-kairos-and-chronos-of-christ-s-nativity

Links for Exploration & Edification:

*December 26, St. Stephen, martyr:

Carmelite SPH – ‘Feast of St. Stehphen,’ by Marc Jozsef Lester Hallig
https://carmelitesph.org/feast-of-st-stephen/

Catholic Culture – “Feast of St. Stephen, first martyr”
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2019-12-26

*December 27, Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist:

Catholic Culture – “Celebrating St. John the Evangelist”
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=651

Catholic Online – St. John the Apostle
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=228

*December 28, The Holy Innocents, martyrs:

Catholic Answers – “Holy Innocents, The children in the area of Bethlehem slain by Herod ”
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/holy-innocents

CatholicSaints.Info – “Golden Legend – History of the Holy Innocents”
https://catholicsaints.info/the-golden-legend-the-history-of-the-holy-innocents/

CAN – “Feast of the Holy Innocents”
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/holy-innocents-667

*December 29, Saint Thomas Becket:

Aleteia – “The holy, horrible history of St. Thomas Becket”
https://aleteia.org/2021/06/11/the-holy-horrible-history-of-st-thomas-becket/

America Needs Fatima – St Thomas Becket
https://americaneedsfatima.org/Saints-Heroes/st-thomas-becket.html

December 31, Saint Sylvester I, pope:

Papal Artifacts – “December 31: The Feast of Pope St. Sylvester I”
http://www.papalartifacts.com/december-31-the-feast-of-pope-st-sylvester-i/

Vatican News – “St. Sylvester I, Pope Sylvester, Pope in the Age of Christian Liberty”
https://www.vaticannews.va/en/saints/12/31/st–sylvester-i–pope.html

*January 1, Mary, Mother of God:

Learn Religions – “The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God”
https://www.learnreligions.com/solemnity-of-mary-mother-of-god-3970726

Prayerist – “The Solemnity of Mary Mother of God Mary Mother of God History, Information, Prayers, Resources, Traditions, & More”
https://prayerist.com/motherofgod.html

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 534)

Gospel of Luke –
https://cafn.us/2011/01/11/the-gospel-of-luke-different-yet-similar-to-other-two-synotic-gospels/

Genealogy in Luke’s Gospel
Luke’s genealogy 3:23-28
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%203%3A23-38&version=ESV

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 199, 255, 422, 683)

NCRegister – Singing Through Advent, Part I
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/11/26/singing-through-advent-part-one/

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Quiz

 

Witness: The Creed! (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 199,422,683)

 

 

The Fleet Sources – 19 December 2021 – Fourth Sunday of Advent – 4-C

Music of Luke (N) (C); Church Builders: Song! (T)

Catholic Education – “What are the “O Antiphons”? by Fr. William Saunders
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/what-are-the.html

USCCB – The “O Antiphons” of Advent
https://www.usccb.org/prayers/o-antiphons-advent

Steadfast Lutherans – O Antiphons
https://steadfastlutherans.org/2013/12/the-o-antiphons/

O’ … Antiphons?
Catholic Resources, Felix Just, S.J.
http://catholic-resources.org/Lectionary/Advent-O-Antiphons.htm

Catholic Culture
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=958

RCNet-
http://www.rc.net/wcc/antiphon.htm

Catholic Education
http://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/what-are-the.html

USCCB
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/prayers/the-o-antiphons-of-advent.cfm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

NC Register – “Singing through Advent: Part One,” by Fr. Peter M.J. Stravinskas
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/11/26/singing-through-advent-part-one/

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 483)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: The Advent Wreath

 

 

The Fleet Sources – 12 December 2021 – Third Sunday of Advent : Gaudete Sunday – 3-C

Big Joy of Little Lent (N) (C)  Rejoice! (T)

Catholic Exchange – “Why “Gaudete?” by Br. Hyacinth Marie Cordell, OP
https://catholicexchange.com/why-gaudete

Learn Religions – “What is Gaudete Sunday?”
https://www.learnreligions.com/what-is-gaudete-sunday-542429

Laetare carries with it the sense of an outward push, a joy shared, while gaudete implies an internal event, a joy experienced.”

 

Builders of the Church –  St. Lucy  (N) (C)

Boston Catholic Journal – “Complete Roman Martyrology in English (Martyrologium Romanum)”
http://www.boston-catholic-journal.com/roman-martyrology-complete-in-english-for-daily-reflection.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

Catholic Resources – “Parables and Parabolic Images in the Gospels,” by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
https://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Parables.htm

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 524, 1159)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Advent Wreath

 

Church Builders: St. Lucy (T)

MyCatholickids.com – St. Lucy, Let Your Light Shine:
https://mycatholickids.com/saint-lucy-let-light-shine-2/

The Fleet Sources – 5 December 2021 – Second Sunday of Advent – 2-C

The Music of Luke (N) (C)

Catholic Answers – the Gospel of Luke
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/luke-gospel-of-saint

Catholic Resources – “Prayer in the New Testament,” by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
https://www.catholic-resources.org/Bible/Prayer.htm

CafNepal –“ THE GOSPEL OF LUKE: DIFFERENT THAN OTHER TWO SYNOTIC GOSPELS”
https://cafn.us/2011/01/11/the-gospel-of-luke-different-yet-similar-to-other-two-synotic-gospels/

Baker Publishing Group – Unique Characteristics of Luke
http://cdn.bakerpublishinggroup.com/processed/esource-assets/files/831/original/hyperlink-07-04.pdf?1417402808

CNA  – Gospel of Luke
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/bible/introduction-to-the-new-testament/gospel-of-luke

St. Michael – The Four Evangelists
https://stmichaeljermyn.org/files/CHURCH%20SCHOOL/Evangelists25.pdf

 

Lukan Lights (N) (C) (T)

Catholic Answers – Gospel of St. Luke
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/luke-gospel-of-saint

Catholic Answers – Who’s On First, Matthew, Mark, Luke?
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/whos-on-first-matthew-mark-or-luke

USCCB – Luke, Introduction
http://www.usccb.org/bible/luke/0

CNA – Gospel of Luke
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/bible/introduction-to-the-new-testament/gospel-of-luke

 

Miraculous Sights (N)– Wondrous Sights (C)- Church Builders (T)

EWTN – “Story of Guadalupe Begins With Little Hill in Mexico City,” by Fr. Kevin P. Gallagher
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/story-of-guadalupe-begins-with-little-hill-in-mexico-city-5522

Catholic365 – “Our Lady of Guadalupe, Tepeyac, Mexico,” de Maria
https://www.catholic365.com/article/3052/our-lady-of-guadalupe-tepeyac-mexico.html

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe – “The Lady from Heaven, Did You Know?”
https://guadalupeshrine.org/facts/

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish – “Analyzing the Tilma”
https://olg.cc/about/about-our-patroness/our-ladys-image-on-the-tilma/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T)

Catholic Resources – “The Genealogies of Jesus,” by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
https://www.catholic-resources.org/Bible/Jesus-Genealogies.htm

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic I.D. (T)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1225)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: The Advent Wreath