Author Archives: theCatholicNavigator

The Fleet Sources – 1 August 2021 – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 36-B

Children of God – “Sharing Hope: The Catholic Imagination” (N) (C) (S)

 *Fifth (final) in a Series of Five written for The Catholic Navigator, ©2021.

 

The Light of the World – (N) (C) (S)

Learning Religions – “Transfiguration of Jesus (Mark 9:1-8),” by Austin Cline
https://www.learnreligions.com/transfiguration-of-jesus-mark-91-8-248714

Catholic Masses – “The Transfiguration: Gospel to the Dead,” from To Know Christ Jesus, by Frank Sheed
https://catholicmasses.org/the-transfiguration-gospel-to-the-dead/

NC Register – “10 Things You Need to Know About Jesus’ Transfiguration,” by Jimmy Akin
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-jesus-transfiguration

 

Symbols – Light (T)

Ancient Pages –
https://www.ancientpages.com/2018/07/28/10-christian-symbols-explained/

Learn Religions – Christian Symbols, Illustrated Glossary
https://www.learnreligions.com/christianity-symbols-illustrated-glossary-4051292

Mystical Humanity of Christ Publ. – “The 7 Most Beautiful Ancient Christian Symbols and Their Meanings,” by W.P. Bennett
https://www.coraevans.com/blog/article/7-beautiful-ancient-christian-symbols-and-their-meanings

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Agape Bible Study – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_18_b

St Charles Borromeo Bible Commentary – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ot_18.pdf

4CatholicEducators – Catholic Commentary on John 6:24-35
http://www.4catholiceducators.com/gospel-john-6_24-bible.htm

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1079, 1070)

New Advent – Liturgy
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09306a.htm

Catholic Culture – Liturgy
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/dictionary/index.cfm?id=34628

 

*Tugboat Challenge: “How do we work with Jesus to become holy?”

 

Witness: 5000 Hungry People!  (T)

 See Exodus 16 and John  6: 49-51

 

 

The Fleet Sources – July 25 2021 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 35-B

Children of God – Cherishing Goodness: The Catholic Experience (N) (C) (S)

*Fourth in a Series of Five written for The Catholic Navigator, ©2021.

The Psalms, St. Joseph New Catholic Version, A Saint Joseph Edition. © 2004, Catholic Book Publishing Corp., N.J.
*Psalm 139, p. 364; fn. Ps. 139

 

From God’s Lips: ‘O Sacrament Most Holy!’ (T)

YouTube – ‘O Sacrament Most Holy’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd1Sn_dMz5o

Liturgical Center – ‘0896. O Sacrament Most Holy’
http://liturgicalcenter.org/media/pdfy/Hymns/Blessed_Sacrament/896.pdf

 

Dear Fr. Thom (N)– Dear Aquinas (C)— Q&A (S)

 

Catholic Answers – “Loaves and Fishes,” by Steve Ray
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/loaves-and-fishes

Catholic World Report – “The ‘sheer contradiction’ of the miracle of the loaves and fishes,” by Carl E. Olson
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2018/07/28/the-sheer-contradiction-of-the-miracle-of-the-loaves-and-fishes/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Martin, F., & Wright, W. M., IV. The Gospel of John. (P. S. Williamson & M. Healy, Eds.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2015.
*pp. 113-114; Jesus and Passover: Food for Eternal Life, Jesus Provides Bread for a Multitude (6:1-15)

Agape Bible Study – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_17_b

St. Charles Borromeo – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ot_17.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

 The Fourth Pillar: Prayer
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2573, 2774, pp. 613-15)

 

Catholic I.D. (T)

 Pillars III & IV – Life in Christ; Prayer
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1697, 2559)

 

Tugboat Challenge: Poems, Prayers, and Promises

Witness:  The Hungry (T)

2 Kings 4: 42-44 and John 6: 1-15

 

 

The Fleet Sources – 18 July 2021 – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 34-B

 Children of God – Recognizing Beauty: The Catholic Eye (N) (C) (S)

 *Third in a Series of Five written for The Catholic Navigator, ©2021.

The Catholic Thing – “Time for a Restoration – of Women’s Glory.” by Carrie Gress
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2021/03/09/time-for-a-restoration-of-womens-glory/

 

From God’s Lips: ‘O Sacrament Most Holy!’ (T)

YouTube – ‘O Sacrament Most Holy’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd1Sn_dMz5o

Liturgical Center – ‘0896. O Sacrament Most Holy’
http://liturgicalcenter.org/media/pdfy/Hymns/Blessed_Sacrament/896.pdf

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)– Witness (T)

 Jeremiah’s Youth:

Chabad – “Jeremiah,” by Jacob Isaacs
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/464029/jewish/Jeremiah.htm

Catholic Answers – “Jeremiah (Jeremias; The Prophet)
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/jeremiah-jeremias-the-prophet

Got Questions – “Who’s Jeremiah in the Bible?”
https://www.gotquestions.org/life-Jeremiah.html

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Mary Healy. The Gospel of Mark. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2008.
               *p.123 – “Jesus Comes to His Own, Understanding the Bread (6:33-34)”

Agape Bible Study – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_16_b

St. Charles Borromeo – 16th Cycle in Ordinary Time, Cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ot_17.pdf

 

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

The Third Pillar: Life in Christ, Christian Morality:
Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 1697)

 

 Tugboat: Pillar II – Sacraments of Initiation, Sacraments of Healing, & Sacraments of Mission

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1211)

*Tugboat Challenge: Word Jumble

Witness: Jeremiah (T)

The Call of Jeremiah:
Jeremiah 1:4-19         

 

The Fleet Sources – 11 July 2021 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 33-B

Children of God – Knowing Truth: The Catholic Ear (N) (C) (S)

 *Second in a Series of Five written for The Catholic Navigator, ©2021.

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 117, 118)

Verse mnemonic for remembering ‘how’ we are to read Sacred Scripture:

God the Father, Creator ours,
Filled time and place with proofs,          (literally – deeds)
And through the Word, the Son of God,
Revealed his hidden truths.                 (spiritually: what is)
Jesus, Son of God enfleshed,
Showed us how to be, while   (spiritually: what should be)
Holy Spirit, here at last,
Leads us to Eternity!                     (spiritually: what will be)

 

 From God’s Lips: ‘O Sacrament Most Holy!’ (T)

YouTube – ‘O Sacrament Most Holy’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd1Sn_dMz5o

Liturgical Center – ‘0896. O Sacrament Most Holy’
http://liturgicalcenter.org/media/pdfy/Hymns/Blessed_Sacrament/896.pdf

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)

 Amos, Dresser of a Nation:

 Chabad – “The Life and Times of Amos,”
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/112277/jewish/The-Prophet-Amos.htm

New Advent- Amos
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01435a.htm

Ray’s Figs- Fig Trees
http://www.raysfigs.com/sycomore.html

Bible Saints- Amos
http://biblesaints.blogspot.com/2011/10/dresser-of-sycamore-trees-st-amos.html

Botanical Gardens at UCLA
http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/botanytextbooks/economicbotany/Ficus/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Agape Bible Study – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_15_b

St. Charles Borromeo – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ot_15.pdf

Mary Healy. The Gospel of Mark. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2008.
*p.113 – “Jesus Comes to His Own, The Mission of the Twelve (6:7-13)”

 

 Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

 The Second Pillar: Sacraments and the Liturgy

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1211, 1324, 1327)

 

Catholic I.D. (T)

 The First Pillar:

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 27)

Our Catholic Prayers – the Apostles Creed
https://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/the-apostles-creed.html

The Apostles’ Creed is divided into what we refer to as 12 articles. Like the Nicene Creed that we recite at Mass, it is a solid profession of the fundamental truths of our faith:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth; (The 1st article)
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; (The 2nd)
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
Born of the Virgin Mary, (The 3rd)
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, died, and was buried. (The 4th)
He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead; (The 5th)
He ascended into Heaven,
And is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty;
(The 6th)
From thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead.
(The 7th)
I believe in the Holy Spirit, (The 8th)
The Holy Catholic Church,
The Communion of Saints, (The 9th)
The forgiveness of sins, (The 10th)
The resurrection of the body, (The 11th)
And life everlasting. Amen. (The 12th)

It’s hard to summarize the Apostles’ Creed in a few short paragraphs. The current Catechism of the Catholic Church offers some 200-plus pages of excellent analysis of this prayer.”

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Fill-ins

Witness: Those Sent Out, ‘Two-by-Two’ (T)

 Mark 6:7-13

 

 

The Fleet Sources – 4 July 2021 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 32-B

Children of God – Introduction (N) (C) (S)

 *First in a Series of Five written for The Catholic Navigator, ©2021.

 See The Psalms, St. Joseph New Catholic Version, A Saint Joseph Edition. © 2004, Catholic Book Publishing Corp., N.J.

*Psalm 139, p. 364; fn. Ps. 139

*Also, see Psalm 8

 

From God’s Lips: ‘O Sacrament Most Holy!’ (T)

YouTube – ‘O Sacrament Most Holy’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd1Sn_dMz5o

Liturgical Center – ‘0896. O Sacrament Most Holy’
http://liturgicalcenter.org/media/pdfy/Hymns/Blessed_Sacrament/896.pdf

 

What’s In a Word? – Son of Man (N) (C) (S)

 Got Questions – “What does it mean that Jesus is the Son of Man?”
https://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-Son-of-Man.html

Got Questions – “Why is Ezekiel called son of man if it is a title for Jesus?”
https://www.gotquestions.org/Ezekiel-son-of-man.html

 

A Song of Praise (Buried Treasure) (T)

 ‘Son of Man’; Psalm 139:13-16; Psalm 8:5-6

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)

Agape Bible Study – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_14_b

St. Charles Borromeo – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ot_14.pdf

Mary Healy. The Gospel of Mark. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2008.
*p.110 – “Jesus Comes to His Own, Unbelief at Nazareth (6:1–6)”

 

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

 Pillars of the Catechism: The First Pillar, The Creed

 

*Tugboat: See Table of Contents in The Catechism of the Catholic Church

 St. Charles Borromeo – The Pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/ccc_toc2.htm

The Religion Teacher – “THE FOUR PARTS OF THE CATECHISM VIDEO”
https://www.thereligionteacher.com/videos/catechism-parts-video/

Arlington Archdiocese – “The Four Pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church,
Summarized ,”by Kate Ladipaolo in PDF format
The Four Pillars of the Catholic Catechism

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Name That Pillar

 

Witness: Ezekiel (T)

Got Questions – “Why is Ezekiel called son of man if it is a title for Jesus?”
https://www.gotquestions.org/Ezekiel-son-of-man.html

 

 

 

The Fleet Sources – 27 June 2021 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 31-B

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

The Psalms, St. Joseph New Catholic Version, A Saint Joseph Edition. © 2004, Catholic Book Publishing Corp., N.J.
*Hallel Psalms, 113-118: pages 301, fn. Pss. 113

Bible Hub – The Great Hallel, Psalms 118-136
There is also another group called “The Great Hallel,” comprehending Psalms 118-136, which was recited on the first evening at the Passover supper and on occasions of great joy.
https://biblehub.com/topical/h/hallel.htm

Chabad – 14. Hallel, Psalms of Praise
https://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/117125/jewish/14-Hallel-Psalms-of-Praise.htm

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)–
Stars of the Faith (T)

Who is St. Junipero Serra?
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/44937/who-is-st-junipero-serra-anyway

Junipero Serra, a great American Hero:
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/st-junipero-serra-is-a-great-american-hero

 

Tallit & Tzitzit (N) (C) (S)

Matthew, The King and His Kingdom, The Great Adventure, A Journey Through the Bible. Jeff Cavins & Sarah Christmyer. Ascension Press, 2011.
*pp. 59-60: tallit, katan, tzitzit, and the prophecies of Malachi 4:2

Wikipedia – Tzitzit
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tzitzit

My Jewish Learning – Tzitzit, the Fringes on the Prayer Shawl, Fringes for four-cornered garments,” By MJL
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/tzitzit/

Chabad – “What Is Tzitzit (and Tallit)?”
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/537949/jewish/What-Is-Tzitzit-and-Tallit.htm

Jews For Jesus – “The Tallit and Tzitzit: Their Biblical Symbolism and Significance,” by Rich Robinson
https://jewsforjesus.org/publications/newsletter/newsletter-sep-1993/the-tallit-and-tzitzit/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Matthew, The King and His Kingdom, The Great Adventure, A Journey Through the Bible. Jeff Cavins & Sarah Christmyer. Ascension Press, 2011.
*pp. 59-60: tallit katan, tzitzit, and the prophecies of Malachi 4:2

Agape Bible Study – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (cycle B)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_13_b

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 413, 1523, 1524)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Crossword Puzzle

Witness:  Life & Death (T)

Reflection

The Fleet Sources – 20 June 2021- 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 30-B

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

The Psalms, St. Joseph New Catholic Version, A Saint Joseph Edition. © 2004, Catholic Book Publishing Corp., N.J.
*Hallel Psalms, 113-118: pages 301, fn. Pss. 113

Bible Hub – The Great Hallel, Psalms 118-136
There is also another group called “The Great Hallel,” comprising of Psalms 118-136, which was recited on the first evening at the Passover supper and on occasions of great joy.
https://biblehub.com/topical/h/hallel.htm

Chabad – 14. Hallel, Psalms of Praise
https://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/117125/jewish/14-Hallel-Psalms-of-Praise.htm

 

The Temple(s) of Israel, Eras and Ages

 A Crash Course in Early Jewish History
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/ancient-jewish-religion-and-culture/

King Solomon’s Temple:
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-first-temple-solomon-s-temple

The Second Temple:
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-second-temple

Herod’s Rebuilding of the Second Temple:
https://www.bible-history.com/jewishtemple/jewish_templeherods_temple00000006.htm

Roman Destruction of the Temple:
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-temple-its-destruction/

 

In the Year 1215 (N) (C) (S)

Background for the Magna Carta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta

The Magna Carta, complete text
http://www.constitution.org/eng/magnacar.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Ascension Catholic- Job commentary
http://www.ascensioncatholic.net/pages/faith_formation/adult_faith_formation/lectionary/CycleB/reflection/Ordinary12B.html

Follow the Rabbi- Sea of Galilee
http://followtherabbi.com/guide/detail/sea-of-galilee

Agape Bible Study – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (cycle B)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_12_b

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1500, 1501, 1532)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Matching; answers given.

Witness:  Natural Miracles, Creation’s Obedience (T)

Reflection on the Gospel

The Fleet Sources – 13 June 2021 – 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 29-B

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

The Psalms, St. Joseph New Catholic Version, A Saint Joseph Edition. © 2004, Catholic Book Publishing Corp., N.J.

*Hallel Psalms, 113-118: pages 301-313.

Jewish Virtual Library, Encyclopedia of Judaica – Hallel (Intro)
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/hallel

Bible Hub – The Great Hallel, Psalms 118-136 There is also another group called “The Great Hallel,” comprehending Psalms 118-136, which was recited on the first evening at the Passover supper and on occasions of great joy.
https://biblehub.com/topical/h/hallel.htm

Chabad – 14. Hallel, Psalms of Praise
https://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/117125/jewish/14-Hallel-Psalms-of-Praise.htm

Not A Theologian – “The Last Song at the Last Supper: Psalm 118,”
https://notatheologian.home.blog/2020/02/25/psalm-118/

The Catechism Guy – “5 Biblical Forms of Prayer,” by Scott Dimler
https://thecatechismguy.com/5-biblical-forms-of-prayer/

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)–
Stars of the Faith (T)

St. Joseph, the Stairmaker
Loretto Chapel Staircase – The Legend of the Santa Fe Miracle (historicmysteries.com)

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Catholic Culture – devotions
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/dictionary/index.cfm?id=33065

Catholic Culture – Catholic Prayer: Devotions, St. Joseph
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/prayers/view.cfm?id=755

Teaching Catholic Kids – “Celebrate the feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary,” by Jerry Windley-Daoust
https://teachingcatholickids.com/celebrate-the-feasts-of-the-sacred-heart-of-jesus-and-the-immaculate-heart-of-mary/

St. Thomas SyroMalabar Diocese – Reflections for the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
https://stthomasdiocese.org/article/reflection-feast-sacred-heart-jesus-19-jun-2020

ICalendars – Dates and Origins of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
https://icalendars.net/religion/catholicism/sacred-heart-jesus

Catholic Company – “What Are the First Friday and First Saturday Devotions?” by Gretchen Filz
https://www.catholiccompany.com/magazine/what-is-the-first-friday-and-first-saturday-devotion-5781

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1676)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: True-False; answers provided

Witness:  Creation’s Order (T)

Pondering God’s magnificent order in creation.

 

The Fleet Sources – 6 June 2021 – Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – 28-B

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

Jewish Virtual Library – Hallel (Intro)
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/hallel

Bible Hub – The Great Hallel, Psalms 118-136

There is also another group called “The Great Hallel,” comprehending Psalms 118-136, which was recited on the first evening at the Passover supper and on occasions of great joy.
https://biblehub.com/topical/h/hallel.htm

 

One Bread, One Body – (N) (C) (S)

 Dan Woeller Blog – “The Competitive Industry of Communion Wafers,” by Dan Woeller
https://dannwoellertthefoodetymologist.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/the-competitive-industry-of-communion-wafers/

NC Register – “The Bread of Heaven: Where Do Communion Hosts Come From?” by Joseph Pronechen
https://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/the-bread-of-heaven-where-do-communion-hosts-come-from

NC Register – “The Cup of Salvation: Where Does Altar Wine Come From?” by Joseph Pronechen https://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/the-cup-of-salvation-where-does-altar-wine-come-from

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

The Catholic Stand – “The Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ,” by Richard Auciello
https://catholicstand.com/the-eucharist-is-the-body-blood-of-christ/

St. Charles Borromeo – Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Cycle B (Corpus Christi)
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_corpus.pdf

Agape Bible Study – Solemnity of the Body and Blood-Corpus Christi (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Obligations_Solemnities_Feasts/corpus_christi_b

 

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

Catholic Exchange – “Understanding What It Means to Be Devout,” by Fr. Jean Nicolas Grou
https://catholicexchange.com/understanding-what-it-means-to-be-devout

Holy Family Parish – Roman Catholic Devotions
https://hfsparish.weebly.com/catholic-devotions-what-are-they.html

Catholic Company – “What Are the First Friday and First Saturday Devotions?” by Gretchen Filz
https://www.catholiccompany.com/magazine/what-is-the-first-friday-and-first-saturday-devotion-5781

 

*Tugboat Challenge: fill-in; answers provided.

Witness:  Bread & Wine, Body & Blood

John 6: 60; 66; 68-69

The Fleet Sources –30 May 2021 -Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – 27-B

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

Etymology – doxology
https://www.etymonline.com/word/doxology

Re: The Most Holy Trinity

Catholic Culture – Trinity Sunday
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2019-06-16

NC Register – “12 Things to Know and Share About the Holy Trinity,” by Jimmy Akin
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/12-things-to-know-and-share-about-the-holy-trinity

Schooner & Tugboat

St. John Paul II Society – “Mysteries of Light: Pope John Paul II on the Luminous Mysteries,”
https://www.stjohnpaul.org/mysteries-light-pope-john-paul-ii-luminous-mysteries/

 

One To Three To One (N) (C) (S)

Bible Archaeology – “Exodus in the Bible and the Egyptian Plagues, Can we make sense of the Biblical plagues”
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/exodus/exodus-in-the-bible-and-the-egyptian-plagues/

Rice University – The Gods of Egypt
http://www.stat.rice.edu/~dobelman/Dinotech/10_Eqyptian_gods_10_Plagues.pdf

Haretz – “This Day in Jewish History | 3761 BCE: The World Is Created, According to the Hebrew Calendar and an Obscure Sage,” by David B. Green
https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/3761-bce-the-world-is-created-1.5405777

NC Register – “12 Things to Know and Share About the Holy Trinity,” by Jimmy Akin
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/12-things-to-know-and-share-about-the-holy-trinity

Catholic Culture – Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2019-06-16

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

©Acts of the Apostles, An Outline

*an original series based in the Acts of the Apostles, written specifically for the Catholic Navigator

Agape Bible Study – Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Obligations_Solemnities_Feasts/most_holy_trinity_b

St. Charles Borromeo – Most Holy Trinity Sunday
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_trinit.pdf

 

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

 Catechism of  the Catholic Church –  (CCC 233, 236)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Word Search

 

Witness:  The Baptized (T)
https://www.catholicicing.com/ideas-for-teaching-catholic-kids-about-baptism/

 

The Fleet Sources – 23 May 2021 – Pentecost Sunday – 26-B

The 4 P’s of Praying in The Spirit: Hear I Am, Lord! (N) (C) (S)

 © [an original series on Praying in the Spirit, written specifically for the Catholic Navigator]

 

How Many Weeks? (N) (C) (S)

Chabad – “What Is Shavuot (Shavuos)?”
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/609663/jewish/What-Is-Shavuot-Shavuos.htm

My Jewish Learning –  Shavuot 101
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/shavuot-101/

Time & Date – “The Jewish Calendar,” by Konstantin Bikos
https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/jewish-calendar.html

Chabad- “The Jewish Calendar Year,”
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/526875/jewish/The-Jewish-Calendar-Year.htm

Haretz – “This Day in Jewish History | 3761 BCE: The World Is Created, According to the Hebrew Calendar and an Obscure Sage,” by David B. Green
https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/3761-bce-the-world-is-created-1.5405777

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)–
Stars of the Faith (T)

Britannica –  “St. Bede the Venerable,” by the Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Bede-the-Venerable

Catholic News Agency – St. Bede the Venerable
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-bede-the-venerable-466

Loyola Press – St. Bede the Venerable
https://www.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/saints/saints-stories-for-all-ages/saint-bede-the-venerable/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

© Acts of the Apostles, An Outline
*an original series based in the Acts of the Apostles, written specifically for the Catholic Navigator

Online Etymology Dictionary – pentecost
https://www.etymonline.com/word/Pentecost

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2523, 1342)

Catholic Resources – “Basic Texts for the Roman Catholic Eucharist, EUCHARISTIC PRAYERS I – IV,” by Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D. (from the 1975 edition of the Sacramentary for Mass)
https://www.catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/EP1-4.htm

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Fill-In

 

Witness: Wind & Tongues (T)

Acts 2:2-4

 

 

The Fleet Sources – 16 May 2021 – Seventh Sunday of Easter ; Ascension of the Lord – 25-B

The 4 P’s of Praying in The Spirit: Posture (N) (C) (S)

 © An original series on Praying in the Spirit, written specifically for the Catholic Navigator

 

Dear Fr. Thom (N)- Dear Aquinas (C)- Q&A (S)

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 108, 676)

Catholics Come Home – The Rapture
https://www.catholicscomehome.org/your-questions/church-teachings/the-end-times-and-last-things/

U.S. Catholic – “Do Catholics Believe in the Rapture?” by John Switzer
https://uscatholic.org/articles/201408/do-catholics-believe-in-the-rapture/

Catholic Culture – Five Myths About the Rapture,” by Carl E. Olson
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=5788

Catholic Company – “What the Catholic Church Believes About the Rapture,”
https://www.catholiccompany.com/content/what-the-catholic-church-teaches-about-the-rapture

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

© Acts of the Apostles, An Outline
*an original series based in the Acts of the Apostles, written specifically for the Catholic Navigator

Agape Bible Study – Ascension Thursday, (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Obligations_Solemnities_Feasts/ascension_b

Agape Bible Study – Seventh Sunday of Easter
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_7_b

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Commentary – Seventh Sunday of Easter
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_east_7.pdf

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Commentary – Ascension Thursday (Sunday)
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ascen.pdf

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 697, 699)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: True or False

Witness:  Matthias (T)
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=5

 

The Fleet Sources – 9 May 2021 – Sixth Sunday of Easter – 24-B

The 4 P’s of Praying in The Spirit: Position (N) (C) (S)

 © An original series on Praying in the Spirit, written specifically for the Catholic Navigator

Environment & Society Portal – “Midbar, Arabah and Eremos—Biblical Wilderness,” by Marcus Hall and Wilko Graf von Hardenberg, eds.
http://www.environmentandsociety.org/exhibitions/wilderness-babel/midbar-arabah-and-eremos-biblical-wilderness

Bible Hub – Strong’s Concordance, Greek 2048, “eremos”
https://www.biblehub.com/greek/2048.htm

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)–
Stars of the Faith (T)

The Community of Jesus – St. Pachomius
https://www.communityofjesus.org/feast-day-of-st-pachomius-may-15th/

Catholic Online – St. Pachomius
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=800

Share Catholic – St. Pachomius
https://sharecatholic.com/blog/st-pachomius-feast-day-may-9th

 

Cornelius, The God-Fearer (N) (C) (S)

NCRegister Online – “Baptism of the Lord, Remembering Whose We Are,” by Patricia Datchuck Sánchez
https://www.ncronline.org/news/spirituality/scripture-life/baptism-lord-0

4 Catholic Educators – CORNELIUS
http://www.4catholiceducators.com/Year%20A/baptismA.htm

Got Questions – “Who was Cornelius in the Bible?”
https://www.gotquestions.org/Cornelius-in-the-Bible.html

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

©Acts of the Apostles, An Outline

*an original series based in the Acts of the Apostles, written specifically for the Catholic Navigator

Agape Bible Study – Sixth Sunday of Easter (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_6_b

St. Charles Borromeo – Sixth Sunday of Easter, Cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_east_6.pdf

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 694, 695)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Matching

Witness: Gentiles

Catholic Encyclopedia:
 https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/gentiles

 

 

The Fleet Sources – 2 May 2021 – Fifth Sunday of Easter – 23-B

The 4 P’s of Praying in The Spirit: Presence (N) (C) (S)

 © An original series on Praying in the Spirit, written specifically for the Catholic Navigator

 

You Say ‘To-may-to,’ I Say ‘To-mah-to’ (N) (C) (S)

False Prophets:

EWTN – “Mystics Prophets and Seers,” by Fr. Felix Bourdier
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/mystics-prophets-and-seers-12613

365 Prophetic – “12 Signs of False Prophets and False Prophecy,” by Naim Collins
https://365prophetic.com/2019/11/06/12-signs-of-false-prophets-and-false-prophecy/

Bible Study Tools – “Keep an Eye Out for These Signs of a False Prophet,” Clarence L. Haynes Jr.
https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/topical-studies/keep-an-eye-out-for-these-signs-of-a-false-prophet.html

New Advent – Simon Magus
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13797b.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

© Acts of the Apostles, An Outline

[an original series based in the Acts of the Apostles, written specifically for the Catholic Navigator]

Agape Bible Study – Fifth Sunday of Easter (cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_5_b

St Charles Borromeo, Scripture Commentary – Fifth Sunday of Easter, Cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_east_5.pdf

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church- (CCC 1108)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Crossword


Witness:
Barnabas (T)

https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/barnabas-saint           
and
https://simplycatholic.com/st-barnabas-the-forgotten-apostle/

 

The Fleet Sources – 25 April 2021 – Fourth Sunday of Easter – 22-B

“When you pray, go into your room and shut the door,
and pray to your Father who is in secret.” (N) (C)
(S)

The Four P’s of Praying in the Spirit: Place

Reflection

 

From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

A Good Shepherd – The Good Shepherd:

Matthew 28:20

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1741, 1653, 754, 1441)

 

Old … New (N) (C) (S)

Exodus 16:26

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)

St. Athanasius (296-373; memorial, May 2nd),
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=336

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Agape Bible Study – Commentary, Fourth Sunday of Easter (cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_4_b

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Commentary – Fourth Sunday of Easter – cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_east_4.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 1163, 1164)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: ‘Sheep’?!

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2413)

 

Witness (T)

Draw a picture of a beautiful encounter with Creation.

 

 

The Fleet Sources – 18 April 2021 – Third Sunday of Easter – 21-B

The Four P’s of “Praying In the Spirit” (N) (C) (S)

The “Four P’s of Praying in the Spirit” – Place, Present Presence, Position, Posture

From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Meditating on the Mysteries of the Rosary, Intro.

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)–
Stars of the Faith (T)

St. Mark, the Evangelist:
http://saintsresource.com/mark-the-evangelist/
and
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09672c.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Agape Bible Study – Third Sunday of Easter (cycle B
)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_3_b

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Commentary – Third Sunday of Easter – Cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_east_3.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 88, 89)


Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 88)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Fill-In

Witness (T)
Our Senses
About St. John of the Cross:
http://saintsresource.com/john-of-the-cross

 

The Fleet Sources – 11 April 2021 – Second Sunday of Easter/ Divine Mercy Sunday – 20-B

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N) –Pray Without Ceasing (C) –Drawing Near to God (S)-
From Your Lips to God’s Ear
(T)
Mercy In the Book of Psalms – 23:6; 32:10; 33:18; 57:11; 112:4; 106:1; 145:8

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)–
Stars of the Faith (T)

Pope St. Martin
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09723c.htm
and
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-martin-i-435

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

TM Ruah Breath™ – “Ruah, the breath of God, animating all of God’s living”
http://www.danwebs.com/ruah/

Agape Bible Study – “2nd Sunday of Easter: Divine Mercy Sunday (Cycle B),” by Michal E. Hunt
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_2_b

ePublications@Marquette – “ruah YHWH, ruah ‘elohim: A case for literary and theological distinction in the Deuteronomistic History,” John M Ragsdale
https://epublications.marquette.edu/dissertations/AAI3263811/

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

 *Church, Second Coming, Subsidiarity:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (715, 877, 1885)

 

Catholic I.D. (T)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 778)

 

Tugboat Challenge: Describe how you are an active member in God’s Church.

Witness:  Jesus’ Body (T)
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-glorified-body-of-jesus.html

 

 

The Fleet Sources – 4 April 2021- The Resurrection of the Lord – 19-B

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

Epic Pew – “The Gloria: The Historical Roots Of The Hymn We Sing At Mass,” Chloe Langr
https://epicpew.com/gloria-history-mass-hymn/

St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church – “Parts of the Mass: The Gloria”
https://www.stapostle.org/explore-faith/parts-of-the-mass-the-gloria/

 

Numbers, The Language of God – (N) (C) (S)

The Catholic Thing – “Faith Counts.” By Michael Pakaluk
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2020/08/18/faith-counts/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Got Questions: “What is the significance of the folded napkin in Christ’s tomb after the resurrection?”
https://www.gotquestions.org/folded-napkin.html

Jerusalem Perspective – “Christ’s Linen Napkin (John 20:7): Is it significant that the napkin that had been around Jesus’ head when he was buried was found in the empty tomb folded?” by David N. Bivin
https://www.jerusalemperspective.com/3878/

Israel Institute of Biblical Studies
https://blog.israelbiblicalstudies.com/jewish-studies/jewish-meals-in-context/

Agape Bible Study – “The Feast of the Resurrection Easter Day (Cycles A, B, C),” by Michal E. Hunt
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_Day_abc

 

Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic Boarding Pass (S)– Catholic I.D. (T)

 St Cyprian, as found in the CATECHISM OF THE Catholic Church(CCC 2178)

USCCB – Order of Mass
https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/order-of-mass

Today’s Catholic – “The new translation of the Holy Mass, The Concluding Rites,” by Brian MacMichael
https://todayscatholic.org/the-new-translation-of-the-holy-mass-13/

USCCB – The Order of Mass, Concluding Rites
https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/order-of-mass/concluding-rites

* “The word “Mass” comes from the Latin word, “Missa.” At one time, the people were dismissed with the words “Ite, missa est” (literally meaning “Go, she—meaning you, the Church—has been sent”). The word “Missa” is related to the word “missio,” the root of the English word “mission.” The liturgy does not simply come to an end. Those assembled are sent forth to bring the fruits of the Eucharist to the world.”

NC Reporter – “Vatican prepares three alternative endings for dismissal at Mass,” by John Thavis, Catholic News Service
https://www.ncronline.org/news/vatican-prepares-three-alternative-endings-dismissal-mass

 

                           *Tugboat Challenge: unscramble words

Witness:  Mary of Magdala (T)

Biography – Mary Magdalene
https://www.biography.com/religious-figure/mary-magdalene

 

 

The Fleet Sources – 28 March 2021 – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion – 18-B

A Walk through Passion Week… (N) (C) (S) (T)

— Palm Sunday

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 560)

 Agape Bible Study –  “Jesus’ Last Week in Jerusalem,” by Michal Hunt
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/charts/Jesus%20Last%20Week%20in%20Jerusalem.htm


— Holy Thursday

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 612, 641)

Bible Gateway- cup of wrath
https://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=cup+of+wrath

Chabad- The Four Cups
http://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/658520/jewish/What-is-the-significance-of-the-four-cups.htm
and,
http://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/658549/jewish/Why-four-cups-of-wine.htm

Hebrews for Christians
http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Spring_Holidays/Pesach/Seder/Kadesh/kadesh.html

Possessing the Treasure
https://mikeratliff.wordpress.com/2008/03/26/the-four-cups-of-wine-of-passover/


— Good Friday

NC Register – “9 Things You Need To Know About Good Friday,” by Jimmy Akin
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-good-friday

Crisis Magazine – “Don’t Look Away,” by Fr. John Perricone
https://www.crisismagazine.com/2020/dont-look-away

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth,
* by choosing his own mode of transport, Jesus is “claim(ing) the right of kings.” (p. 3) “For now let us note this: Jesus is indeed making a royal claim…” (p. 5)

Huffington Post – What Is Laylat Al Qadr, The ‘Night Of Power?’
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-is-laylat-al-qadr-the-night-of-power_n_55a3d9c9e4b0ecec71bc7069

 

Waiting with the Saints! – (N) (C) (S) (T)

Stack Exchange, Bible Hermeneutics – “What is the ‘cock’s crow’?”
https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/236/what-is-the-cocks-crow

Agape Bible Study – Jewish Time Divisions in 1st Century A.D., “Cock Crow”
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/charts/jewishtimedivision.htm

NC Register – “The Often Overlooked Saints of Good Friday,” by Thomas Craughwell
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/the-often-overlooked-saints-of-good-friday

Catholic Answers – Holy Saturday
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/holy-saturday

 

                         *Tugboat Challenge: From the Heart
Pay special attention this week to Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

 

                        Witness:  A Young Colt (T)

 What Palm Sunday means:
https://simplycatholic.com/hosanna-what-is-the-meaning-of-palm-sunday/

Why did Jesus ride a colt on Palm Sunday?
 https://taylormarshall.com/2009/04/why-did-jesus-christ-ride-donkey-on.html

If you read Matthew’s account of Palm Sunday:
https://taylormarshall.com/2017/04/christ-ride-donkey-colt-time.html

 

The Fleet Sources – 21 March 2021 – Fifth Sunday of Lent – 17-B

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)– Drawing Near to God (S)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1374) : ‘Body, Blood, Soul & Divinity’

                        – From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2644) : Types of Prayer

 

 I Fled Him Down the Nights (N)– I Fled Him (C)– ‘Shhh!’ (S)

The Hound of Heaven.com – “The Hound Of Heaven,” by Francis Thompson
http://www.houndofheaven.com/poem

 

And He Became Man (N)– He Became Man (C) (S)

Agape Bible Study – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A;
*see commentary for First Reading, including list of miraculous births and annunciation stories in Scripture
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_13_a

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

St. Charles Borromeo, Bible Commentary – Fifth Sunday of Lent, Cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_lent_5.pdf

Agape Bible Study – Fifth Sunday of Lent (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_5_b

Catholic Resources – “Structural Outlines of the Fourth Gospel: The “Hour” of Jesus Has Come; Jesus Speaks of His Death (12:20-36a),” by Rev. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
https://catholic-resources.org/John/Outline-John12.html#Hour

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1868)

All Saints & Martyrs – Nine Ways of Being An Accessory to Another’s Sin
https://saintscatholic.blogspot.com/2014/02/nine-ways-of-being-accessory-to.html

 

                  *Tugboat Challenge: From the Heart

                    Witness: Jeremiah
                     Jeremiah 31:33

 

The Fleet Sources – 14 March 2021 – Fourth Sunday of Lent – 16-B

Lenten Practices… (N) (C) (S)

      *The Year of Joseph (T)

Epic Pew – “11 Quick Facts About St. Joseph The Worker—Plus A Prayer!” by Jenna Kandas
https://epicpew.com/11-quick-facts-about-st-joseph-the-worker-plus-a-prayer/

NC Register – “St. Joseph, Proclaimed Patron of the Universal Church 150 Years Ago, Is Needed More Than Ever: Dec. 8, 2020, marks the 150th anniversary of the declaration by Blessed Pius IX,”
https://www.ncregister.com/features/st-joseph-proclaimed-patron-of-the-universal-church-150-years-ago-is-needed-more-than-ever

Vatican News – “Pope Francis proclaims ‘Year of St Joseph’”
https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-12/pope-francis-proclaims-year-of-st-joseph.html

 

Love Means Always Saying You’re Sorry (N)– Love Means Saying, ‘Sorry’ (C)–
Heroes of the Faith (S)

Catholic World Report – “We must fear God from love, not love God from fear,” by Carl E. Olson
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/11/13/we-must-fear-god-from-love-not-love-god-from-fear/

 

Dear Fr. Thom (N)– Dear Aquinas (C)– Q & A (S)– ‘Lay-huh?’ (T)

The Real Presence – Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., “Understanding the Bible Series: Joy – Part 1
http://www.therealpresence.org/archives/Sacred_Scripture/Sacred_Scripture_029.htm

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

The Catholic Thing – “Memory and Gratitude,” by Francis X. Maier
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2020/12/09/memory-and-gratitude/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Agape Bible Study – Fourth Sunday of Lent (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_4_b

St. Charles Borromeo, Bible Commentary – Fourth Sunday of Lent – Cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_lent_4.pdf

Catholic Resources – “Structural Outlines of the Fourth Gospel,” by Rev. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
https://catholic-resources.org/John/Outline-John03.html

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1703, 2003)

All Saints & Martyrs – “7 Disguises In Which God Frequently Sends His Graces”
https://saintscatholic.blogspot.com/2014/02/7-disguises-in-which-god-frequently.html

NC Register – “Love of God is the Reason for Education,” by Susanna Spencer
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/education-and-love-of-god

 

           *Tugboat Challenge: From the Heart

             Witness: ‘The Good’ & ‘The Bad’ (T)

             John 3:20-21

 

 

The Fleet Sources – 7 March 2021 – Third Sunday of Lent – 15-B

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

NC Register – “St. Joseph, Proclaimed Patron of the Universal Church 150 Years Ago, Is Needed More Than Ever: Dec. 8, 2020, marks the 150th anniversary of the declaration by Blessed Pius IX,”
https://www.ncregister.com/features/st-joseph-proclaimed-patron-of-the-universal-church-150-years-ago-is-needed-more-than-ever

Vatican News – “Pope Francis proclaims ‘Year of St Joseph’”
https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-12/pope-francis-proclaims-year-of-st-joseph.html

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)– Stars of the Faith (T)

Amy Rachel Peterson – “The Martyrdom Of Perpetua And Felicitas, Introductory Notice of the Translator, Rev. R. E. Wallis”
https://www.amyrachelpeterson.com/Groups/1000004968/Read_Perpetuas_Prison.aspx

PBS – The Martyrdom of Saints Perpetua and Felicitas
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/maps/primary/perpetua.html

Early Christian Writings – “Acts of Perpetua and Felicitas”
http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/actsperpetua.html

Internet Archive – Wayback Machine, “The Martyrdom Of Perpetua And Felicitas”
http://web.archive.org/web/20040405141215/http://msawomen.org/works/martyrdom.html

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2063)

Catholic Exchange – “245. Spring Cleaning (John 2:13-25),” by Fr. John Bartunek, LC
https://catholicexchange.com/245-spring-cleaning-john-213-25

Sacred Space – “Sunday of week 3 of Lent – Readings”
https://livingspace.sacredspace.ie/LB031/

St. Charles Borromeo, Bible Commentary – Third Sunday of Lent, Cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_lent_3.pdf

Agape Bible Study – Third Sunday of Lent (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_3_b

 

 Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 675, 2852)

 The Catholic Thing – “Father Paul Mankowski, S.J., RIP,” by Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2020/09/13/father-paul-mankowski-s-j-rip/

NC Register – “Love of God is the Reason for Education,” by Susanna Spencer
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/education-and-love-of-god

 

                     *Catholic ID: (T)

                      Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1969)

                     *Tugboat Challenge:

From the Heart

                     *Witness: (T)

God’s Law: See Exodus 19-24

 

 

 

The Fleet Sources – 28 February 2021 – Second Sunday of Lent – 14-B

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

more frequent Confession and penance:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1428, 1448)

 

Speaking of Speech (N) (C) (S)

the language used at the Transfiguration – Aramaic, Hebrew, Latin, Greek    ???

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)–
Stars of the Faith
(T)

St. Casimir (memorial, March 4):

Franciscan Media – St. Casimir
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-casimir

Catholic Reading – St. Casimir
https://catholicreadings.org/saint-of-the-day-march-4-saint-casimir/

America Needs Fatima – St. Casimir
https://americaneedsfatima.org/Saints-Heroes/st-casimir-of-poland.html

Catholic Saints – St. Casimir
http://www.catholic-saints.info/roman-catholic-saints-a-g/saint-casimir.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Sunday Commentary – Second Sunday of Lent, B
https://sundaycommentaries.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/2nd-sunday-of-lent/

Agape Bible Study – Second Sunday of Lent (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_2_b

St. Charles Borromeo – Second Sunday of Lent, cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_lent_2.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

 truth, light, beauty, goodness:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2500)

 

                 *– Catholic I.D.: (T)

commandments 9 &10, interior dispositions:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2196, 2539)

 

               *Tugboat Challenge: An Artist’s Work

                 Witness: The Story of Abraham & Isaac

                 Genesis 22:1-19

 

 

The Fleet Sources – 21 February 2021 – First Sunday of Lent – 13-B

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)– Drawing Near to God (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 540)

 Spiritual practices for Lent:
http://www.mycatholicsource.com/mcs/pc/latin_mass_and_tradition/traditional_prayers_and_practices.htm

– From Your Lips To God’s Ear (T)

The Fatima Prayer (the Decade Prayer): “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins; save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.”

EWTN – Prayers
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/prayers-69

Fatima Centennial – Prayers of Fatima
http://www.fatimacentennial.com/fatima-prayers

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)–
Stars of the Faith
(T)

St. Polycarp of Smyrna:
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-polycarp-of-smyrna-156

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Cavins, Jeff, Sarah Christmyer, and Tim Gray. The Great Adventure, The Bible Timeline, The Story of Salvation, West Chester, PA: Ascension Press, 2010.
*pages 1-20.

Agape Bible Study – First Sunday of Lent (Cycle A)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_1_a

Agape Bible Study – First Sunday of Lent (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_1_b

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – First Sunday in Lent, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_lent_1.pdf

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – First Sunday in Lent, Cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_lent_1.pdf

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 58, 2569)

 

         *Tugboat Challenge: Crossword Puzzle

            Witness: The Angels (T)

           Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 329)

Catholic Answers – Angel, Messenger, [unabridged entry from original Catholic        Encyclopedia, 1908
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/angel

Catholic Answers – “The Science of Angels,” by Stacy Trasancos
  https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/the-science-of-angels

 

 

The Fleet Sources –14 February 2021 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 12-B

Virtue Is Its Own Reward: Temperance & Justice (N) (C) (S)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1807, 1809)

The Vatican – The Virtues
https://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s1c1a7.htm

Learn Religions – “What Are the Four Cardinal Virtues?” by Scott P. Richert
https://www.learnreligions.com/the-cardinal-virtues-542142

Catholic Say – “What Are the Four Cardinal Virtues?” by Tonia Olika
https://catholicsay.com/what-are-the-four-cardinal-virtues/

Scripture Catholic – “The Fruits and Gifts From the Holy Spirit and Their Meanings”
https://www.scripturecatholic.com/the-fruits-and-gifts-from-the-holy-spirit/

Second Spring – “The Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit, A Theory of the Virtuous Life,”
https://archive.secondspring.co.uk/books/Fruits%20and%20Gifts.pdf

 

From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Dagger Prayer for Ash Wednesday: “Remember that thou are dust, and to dust thou shall return.”

Catholic Exchange – “Remember That Thou Are Dust,” by David Mille
https://catholicexchange.com/remember-that-thou-art-dust

Traditional Catholic Priest – “This Lent, Man, Remember, Thou Art Dust!” by Fr. Carota
http://www.traditionalcatholicpriest.com/2015/02/18/lent-man-remember-thou-art-dust/

My Catholic Life – Catholic Prayers
https://mycatholic.life/catholic-prayers/

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)–
Stars of the Faith (T)

The Metropolitan Museum presents Fra Angelico:
https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/fang/hd_fang.htm

 

 Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Biblical leprosy:
https://answersingenesis.org/biology/disease/biblical-leprosy-shedding-light-on-the-disease-that-shuns/

Agape Bible Study – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_6_b

St. Charles Borromeo – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ot_6.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 575, 1423, 1424, 1434)

 

            – Catholic I.D. (T)

 Vice, Sins against the first four Commandments: worshiping false gods, taking God’s name in vain, not worshiping, disobedience:

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2110, 2143, 2192)

 

             *Tugboat Challenge: Matching

                      Witness (T)

                     The Disobedient Leper:

                     Mark 1:40-45

 

The Fleet Sources – 7 February 2021 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 11-B

Virtue Is Its Own Reward – Prudence & Fortitude (N) (C) (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1806, 1808)

The Vatican – The Virtues
https://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p3s1c1a7.htm

Learn Religions – “What Are the Four Cardinal Virtues?” by Scott P. Richert
https://www.learnreligions.com/the-cardinal-virtues-542142

Catholic Say – “What Are the Four Cardinal Virtues?” by Tonia Olika
https://catholicsay.com/what-are-the-four-cardinal-virtues/

Scripture Catholic – “The Fruits and Gifts From the Holy Spirit and Their Meanings”
https://www.scripturecatholic.com/the-fruits-and-gifts-from-the-holy-spirit/

Second Spring – “The Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit, A Theory of the Virtuous Life,”
https://archive.secondspring.co.uk/books/Fruits%20and%20Gifts.pdf

 

From Your Lips to God’s Ear – The Lesser Doxology, Glory Be (T)

Catholic City – Catholic Prayers
https://www.catholicity.com/prayer/prayers.html

My Catholic Life – Catholic Prayers
https://mycatholic.life/catholic-prayers/

EWTN – The Glory Be
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/glory-be-388

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)-
Stars of the Faith (T)

Saints Resource – JOSEPHINE BAKHITA
http://saintsresource.com/josephine-bakhita/

Catholic Company – “St. Josephine Bakhita: From Slavery to Sanctity,” by Cheryl Hadle
https://www.catholiccompany.com/magazine/st-josephine-bakhita-slavery-sanctity-6605

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Agape Bible Study – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_5_b

St. Charles Borromeo – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ot_5.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1470)

 The Catholic Thing – “Sinners, But Not Hypocrites,” by Fr. Paul D. Scalia
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2020/09/27/sinners-but-not-hypocrites/

 

– Catholic I.D. (T)

Vices, groups of sin:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2063)

                   *Tugboat Challenge: Fill-in

                   Witness:  The Crowds (T)

                   Mark 1: 29-39

 

The Fleet Sources – 31 January 2021 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10-B

The Miserere (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)– Drawing Near to God (S)

 Spiritual Direction.com, Catholic Spiritual Direction – “From Praying To Contemplating,” by David Torkington
https://spiritualdirection.com/2020/08/22/from-praying-to-contemplating

NC Register – “Confession Guide for Adults, Examination of Conscience,”
https://www.ncregister.com/info/confession-guide-for-adults

CERC, Catholic Education Resource Center – “Examination of Conscience,” by Father John A. Hardon, S.J.
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/examination-of-conscience.html

USCCB – Examinations of Conscience
https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments-and-sacramentals/penance/examinations-of-conscience

My Catholic Life – Examination of Conscience
https://mycatholic.life/catholic-prayers/examination-of-conscience/

Beginning Catholic – “A Detailed Catholic Examination of Conscience”
http://www.beginningcatholic.com/catholic-examination-of-conscience

 

From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Catholic Stand – “Catholic Reflexes: Dagger Prayers,” by Nicholas Vance
https://catholicstand.com/catholic-reflexes-dagger-prayers/

 

Who? What? Where? When? (N) (C) (S)

 Wikipedia – Timeline of the Catholic Church
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_the_Catholic_Church

On This Day – February
https://www.onthisday.com/calendar.php

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)–
Stars of the Faith (T)

Catholic Culture – St. John Bosco
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2020-01-31

My Catholic Life – St. John Bosco, priest
https://mycatholic.life/saints/saints-of-the-liturgical-year/january-31-saint-john-bosco-priest/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

NC Register – “‘I Know Who You Are’ — Why Demons are So Terrified of Christ,” by Father John P. Cush
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/i-know-who-you-are-why-demons-are-so-terrified-of-christ

Bible.org – “10. Eyewitness Testimony in Mark’s Gospel,” by James M. Arlandson
https://bible.org/seriespage/10-eyewitness-testimony-mark-s-gospel

Got Questions? – “What does the motto “faith seeking understanding” mean?”
https://www.gotquestions.org/faith-seeking-understanding.html

Agape Bible Study – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_4_b

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1784, 1852, 1869, 2094)

CERC, Catholic Education Resource Center – “We are not asked to undo the work of creation or to rectify the Fall. The duty of a Christian is not to leave this world a better place. His duty is to leave this world a better man.”  Sir Roger Scruton (1944-2020) [Gentle Regrets, Chapter 5, “Stealing From Churches”]
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/faith-and-character/faith-and-character/stealing-from-churches.html

 

                     Tugboat Catholic ID

                     Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1807)

                    “Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit, A Theory of the Virtuous Life” [This is an extract from     the CTS Book, “Gift of the Spirit”, by Stratford Caldecott.]
https://archive.secondspring.co.uk/books/Fruits%20and%20Gifts.pdf

 

                      *Tugboat Challenge: Word Search

                      Witness:  An Unclean Spirit (T)
                      Mark 1:21-28

 

The Fleet Sources – 24 January 2021 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – 9-B

Have Mercy on Me O Lord (N) (C) – Drawing Near to God (S)

 Spiritual Direction.com, Catholic Spiritual Direction – “From Praying To Contemplating,” by David Torkington
https://spiritualdirection.com/2020/08/22/from-praying-to-contemplating

Catholic Stand – “Catholic Reflexes: Dagger Prayers,” by Nicholas Vance
https://catholicstand.com/catholic-reflexes-dagger-prayers/

 

                – From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

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

 

What’s In A Word? (N) (C) (S)

Vatican News – “Pope establishes Sunday of the Word of God”
https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2019-09/pope-motu-proprio-sunday-word-of-god.html

Vatican – “Apostolic Letter, issued ‘Motu Proprio’ by the Supreme Pontiff, Francis: “ Aperuit iIllis,” Instituting the ‘Sunday of the Word of God’
http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/motu_proprio/documents/papa-francesco-motu-proprio-20190930_aperuit-illis.html

Britannica – Motu Proprio
https://www.britannica.com/topic/motu-proprio

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N) – Champions of the Faith (C) – Heroes of The Faith (S) –
Stars of the Faith (T)

Catholic Saints.info – St. Thomas Aquinas (January 28)
https://catholicsaints.info/28-january/

Catholic Answers – “When St. Thomas Aquinas likened his work to straw, was that a retraction of what he wrote?”
https://www.catholic.com/qa/when-st-thomas-aquinas-likened-his-work-to-straw-was-that-a-retraction-of-what-he-wrote

Biography – St. Thomas Aquinas
https://www.biography.com/religious-figure/saint-thomas-aquinas

Wikipedia – “Five Ways (Aquinas)”
https://www.azquotes.com/author/490-Thomas_Aquinas

Philosophy – “The Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, Summary”
https://www.the-philosophy.com/philosophy-thomas-aquinas-summary

Aquinas Online – Natural Law
https://aquinasonline.com/natural-law/

AZ Quotes – Thomas Aquinas Quotes
https://www.azquotes.com/author/490-Thomas_Aquinas

Summa Theologiae.org – Summa Theologiae
http://summa-theologiae.org

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C) – Pearls of Wisdom (S) – Buried Treasure (T)

Bible.org – FROM THE SERIES: HISTORICAL RELIABILITY OF THE GOSPELS, “10. Eyewitness Testimony in Mark’s Gospel” ?
https://bible.org/seriespage/10-eyewitness-testimony-mark-s-gospel

God Questions – “Who was Jonah in the Bible?”
https://www.gotquestions.org/life-Jonah.html

Bible Study Tools – “Jonah and the Whale”
https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-stories/jonah-and-the-whale.html

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1931, 2302, 2540)

 

               Tugboat Catholic ID

               Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1809)

 “Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit, A Theory of the Virtuous Life” [This is an extract from the CTS Book, “Gift of the Spirit”, by Stratford Caldecott.]
https://archive.secondspring.co.uk/books/Fruits%20and%20Gifts.pdf

 

             *Tugboat Challenge: Matching

 

              Witness: Sons of Thunder  (T)

             Biblical references given in the article

The Fleet Sources – 17 January 2021 – Second Sunday In Ordinary Time – 8-B

Lay These Words of Mine in Your Heart (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)–
Drawing Near to God (S)

Spiritual Direction.com, Catholic Spiritual Direction – “From Praying to Contemplating,” by David Torkington
https://spiritualdirection.com/2020/08/22/from-praying-to-contemplating

Lectio Divina
http://lectio-divina.org/index.php

 

–  From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

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

 

It’s a Calling (N)– You Called? (C)– May I Ask Who’s Calling? (S)

Grammarist – “Avocation vs. vocation”
https://grammarist.com/usage/avocation-vocation/

Writing Explained – “Vocation vs. Avocation – What’s the Difference?”
https://writingexplained.org/vocation-vs-avocation-difference

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)

Britannica – St. Sebastian, Christian martyr
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Sebastian

Early Christians – Saint Sebastian
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Sebastian

Share Catholic – St. Sebastian
https://sharecatholic.com/blog/st-sebastian-feast-day-jan-20

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Agape Bible Study – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_2_b

Hebrew Roots Mom, If the Root is Holy, So Are the Branches – “Passover Tradition: The Feast of Unleavened Bread vs. Passover: What’s the Difference?”
https://hebrewrootsmom.com/the-feast-of-unleavened-bread-vs-passover-whats-the-difference/

St. Charles Borromeo – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_ot_2.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1931, 2534)

                  Tugboat – Catholic ID

 Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1808)

“Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit, A Theory of the Virtuous Life” [This is an extract from the CTS Book, “Gift of the Spirit”, by Stratford Caldecot t.]
https://archive.secondspring.co.uk/books/Fruits%20and%20Gifts.pdf

 

             *Tugboat Challenge: Draw Picture Doing Vocation

                        Witness: Andrew & ??
                        John 1:35-42

 

 

The Fleet Sources – 10 January 2010 – Baptism of Our Lord – 7-B

Lay These Words of Mine In Your Heart (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)–
Drawing Near to God (S)

Spiritual Direction.com, Catholic Spiritual Direction – “From Praying To Contemplating,” by David Torkington
https://spiritualdirection.com/2020/08/22/from-praying-to-contemplating

Lectio Divina
http://lectio-divina.org/index.php

 

From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

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

 

 Those Saving Waters (N) (C) (S)

 Biblical sources cited in text.

 

 Names & Numbers (N) (C) (S)

Agape Bible Study – The Baptism of the Lord (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_1_b

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 536)

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord – Cycle B (Optional Readings)
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_baptlord.pdf

Agape Bible Study – The Baptism of the Lord (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_1_b

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic Boarding Pass (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1228, 1931)

– Catholic ID (T)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1806)

“Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit, A Theory of the Virtuous Life” [This is an extract from the CTS Book, “Gift of the Spirit”, by Stratford Caldecott.]
https://archive.secondspring.co.uk/books/Fruits%20and%20Gifts.pdf

 

                  Witness:  A Dove & A Voice (T)

                 The Evangelists’ accounts of Jesus Baptism: Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22

                 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 536)

 

                 *Tugboat Challenge: Q & A

Suggested answers provided.

The Fleet Sources – 3 January 2021 – Epiphany of the Lord – 6-B

We Loved Because He First Loved Us (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)–
Drawing Near to God (S)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2205)

Mark Danis, A Family’s Journey Back to Union, Reflections on One Family’s Celebration of Faith in God and One Another. Bloomington, IN: Westbow Publishing, A Division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, 2020.

*Amazon – A Family’s Journey Back to Union, Reflections on One Family’s Celebration of Faith in God and One Another
https://www.amazon.com/Familys-Journey-Back-Union-Reflections/dp/1973688336

 

 –  From You Lips to God’s Ear (T)

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

           

A Star, A Star Dances in the Night (N) (C) (S)

 NC Register – “The Prophecies Behind the Christmas Story: Of Magi and St. Matthew’s Gospel,” by Edward Sri
https://www.ncregister.com/commentaries/the-prophecies-behind-the-christmas-story-of-magi-and-st-matthew-s-gospel

Christian Courier – “Did Balaam Prophesy Concerning the Messiah?” by Wayne Jackson
https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/1508-did-balaam-prophesy-concerning-the-messiah

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Britannica – Herod the Great
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Herod-king-of-Judaea

Learn Religions – “Meet Herod the Great: Ruthless Ruler of the Jews,” by Jack Zavada
https://www.learnreligions.com/herod-the-great-enemy-of-jesus-christ-701064

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic Boarding Pass – (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1865, 1866)

 + Catholic I.D.: (CCC 1805) in Tugboat

 Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd Ed., for use in the United States of America, © 1994, United States Catholic Conference, Inc. – Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Used with Permission – definition of virtue: p. 903.

Minnesota State University, Moorhead – “Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics, Virtue as the Mean Between Two Extreme States,’ chapters 7-9
http://web.mnstate.edu/gracyk/courses/web%20publishing/AristotleVirtueAsMean.htm

International Society for Military Ethics – “The Relevance of Virtue Ethics and Application to the Formation of Character Development in Warriors,” by Chaplain Daniel Oh
http://isme.tamu.edu/ISME07/Oh07.html

 

*Tugboat offering: List Virtues

Witness: The Magi
The story of Balak and Balaam:

             Numbers 22-24

Also, about the Magi visiting the infant Jesus:
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2019/01/06/wise-men-from-the-east-and-the-feast-of-the-epiphany-of-the-lord/

 

 

 

The Fleet Sources – 27 December 2021 – Feast of the Holy Family – 5-B

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)– Drawing Near to God (S)

Catholic Exchange – “Mary Is Venerated in the Bible,” by Stephen Beale
https://catholicexchange.com/mary-is-venerated-in-the-bible

Catholic Exchange – “7 Unexpected Ways the Old Testament Prefigures Mary,” by Stephen Beale
https://catholicexchange.com/7-unexpected-ways-the-old-testament-prefigures-mary

EWTN – The Magnificat
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/magnificat-392

 

From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Grace Before and After Meals (CCC 2685):

Grace before meals:

Bless us O Lord, and these Thy gifts,
Which we are about to receive
From Thy bounty,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Grace after meals:

We give Thee thanks, Almighty God,
For these and all thy benefits,
Which we have received
From Thy bounty,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Holy Innocents (N) (C) (S)

 CNA, Catholic News Agency –
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/holy-innocents-667

Encyclopaedia Britannica – Feast of the Holy Innocents
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Feast-of-the-Holy-Innocents

Catholic Culture – Feast of Holy Innocents, martyrs
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2019-12-28

USCCB – The Holy Innocents
https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/christmas/upload/twim-christmas-holy-innocents.pdf

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)–
Stars of the Faith
(T)

St. Joseph, ideal father, ideal husband, ideal son of God:
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=4

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Agape Bible Study – Sunday Within the Octave of Christmas
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Christmas_Season/Feast_Holy_Family_b

Agape Bible Study – THE PENTATEUCH PART I: GENESIS; LESSON 9: Genesis 15:1- 17:27, “The Story of Abraham Continues: The Divine Promises Embodied in a Divine Covenant”
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Genesis/Lesson_9.htm

Catholic Culture – “Marital love is ‘marked by fidelity, indissolubility, unity and openness to life,’ Pope says in major Irish address”
https://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=38290

St Charles Borromeo – Feast of the Holy Family, Cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_family.pdf

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1602, 1644, 1646, 1652)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: T or F

 

                   Witness: Simeon & Anna (T)

                  https://slmedia.org/blog/simeon-and-anna-senior-citizen-prophets

 

 

 

The Fleet Sources – 20 December 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Advent – 4-B

Imago Dei –(N) In the Image of God (C)– In God’s Image (S)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2566): Image vs. Likeness

 

Fear Not (N)– Holy Fear (C)– Do Not Fear (S)

The Catholic ThingFearing Rightly,” by Fr. Paul D. Scalia
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2019/12/22/fearing-rightly/

 

Saints Preserve Us (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of the Faith (S)

St. Gregory and his holy relatives:

St. Gregory:
https://www.britannica.com/biography/St-Gregory-the-Great

Sts. Tracilla and Emiliana:
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15026a.htm

St. Silvia:
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13794a.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Papal Encyclicals Online – “Ineffabilis Deus, The Immaculate Conception,” Pope BI. Pius IX – 1854”
https://www.papalencyclicals.net/pius09/p9ineff.htm

Papal Encyclicals Online – “Credo Of The People Of God,” Pope Paul VI – 1968
https://www.papalencyclicals.net/paul06/p6credo.htm

Agape Bible Study – Fourth Sunday in Advent (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Advent_Season/Advent_3_b

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – 4th Sunday of Advent – Cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_adv_4.pdf

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 485, 496, 497, 498)

 

           *Tugboat Challenge: Works of Mercy-

            Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2447)

 

            Our Salvation History:  Mary Mother of God (T)

           University of Dayton – “Bible Quotes by Mary,” by Sister M. Danielle Peters
       
https://udayton.edu/imri/mary/b/bible-quotes-by-mary.php

 

 

 

The Fleet Sources –13 December 2020 – Third Sunday of Advent -Gaudete Sunday- 3-B

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)–
Drawing Near to God (S)

 Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Life of Christ, 2008, page 7: “If he was not what He said He was, the Christ, the Son of God, He was the anti-Christ! If He was only a man, then He was not even a ‘good’ man.”

 

– From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

 Family, Feast, and Feria – O Antiphons Prayer Companion
https://familyfeastandferia.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/o-antiphons-prayer-companion9.pdf

Aleteia – “The Great O Antiphons, an Advent tradition,” by Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, OP
https://aleteia.org/2019/12/16/the-great-o-antiphons-an-advent-tradition/

Learn Religions – “The O Antiphons, The Greater Antiphons of December 17-23,” by ThoughtCo
https://www.learnreligions.com/o-antiphons-542843

 

“O, Jesus!” (N) (C) (S)

Family, Feast, and Feria – O Antiphons Prayer Companion
https://familyfeastandferia.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/o-antiphons-prayer-companion9.pdf

Aleteia – “The Great O Antiphons, an Advent tradition,” by Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, OP
https://aleteia.org/2019/12/16/the-great-o-antiphons-an-advent-tradition/

Learn Religions – “The O Antiphons, The Greater Antiphons of December 17-23,” by ThoughtCo
https://www.learnreligions.com/o-antiphons-542843

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)–
Stars of the Faith (T)

CatholicCulture.org, St. Lucy
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2019-12-13

New Advent, St. Lucy:
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09414a.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Wikipedia – “John the Baptist”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_the_Baptist

Agape Bible Study – Third Sunday in Advent (cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Advent_Season/Advent_3_b

St Charles Borromeo Bible Commentary – Third Sunday of Advent – Cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_adv_3.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 718)

The Real Presence – Definition of Terms, witness
http://www.therealpresence.org/cgi-bin/getdefinition.pl

Etymology Online – testimony
https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=testimony

                                 – witness
https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=witness

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Works of Mercy

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2447)

 

Our Salvation History: John the Baptist

Jimmy Akin provided 11 things to know and share about John the Baptist
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/who-was-st-john-the-baptist-11-things-to-know-and-share

           

The Fleet Sources – 6 December 2020 – Second Sunday of Advent – 2-B

Mark’s Marks (N) (C) (S)

Blog – “A List of 10 Unique Features of the Gospel of Mark,” by John Nichiporuk
https://blog.obitel-minsk.com/2018/10/a-list-of-10-unique-features-of-gospe.html

Bible Hub – “Things which are Characteristic of Mark,” (Editorial Staff)
https://biblehub.com/library/pink/why_four_gospels/ii_things_which_are_characteristic.htm

NC Register – “8 things to know and share about St. Mark and his gospel,” by Jimmy Akin
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/8-things-to-know-and-share-about-st-mark-and-his-gospel

 

Light & Life (N) (C) (S)

CERC, Catholic Education Resource Center – “The History of the Advent Wreath,” by William Saunders
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-history-of-the-advent-wreath.html?goal=0_ad2bfb1d67-13185e475e-303398213&mc_cid=13185e475e&mc_eid=2b47cb6252

 

 Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)–
Stars of the Faith (T)

Catholic World Report – “The Immaculate Conception Revisited,” by Dr. Leroy Huizenga
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2019/12/06/the-immaculate-conception-revisited/

Catholic World Report – “Why I came to believe that Mary was conceived without sin,” by Dr. Leroy Huizenga
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2018/12/14/why-i-came-to-believe-that-mary-was-conceived-without-sin/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

Agape Bible Study – 2nd Sunday in Advent Time (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Advent_Season/Advent_2_b

St. Charles Borromeo – 2nd Sunday of Advent, Cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_adv_2.pdf

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1997, 1999, 2002)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Works of Mercy (CCC 2447)

Witness: Words of a Prophet, Isaiah in Mark  

 

 

The Fleet Sources – 29 November 2020 – First Sunday of Advent – 1-B

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

Comparison of biblical authors Matthew and Mark

 

“SHHH!” (N) (C) (S)

Catholic Answers – The “Messianic Secret,” by Karlo Broussard
https://www.catholic.com/qa/the-messianic-secret

Got Questions – “What is the Messianic Secret?”
https://www.gotquestions.org/Messianic-secret.html

Philosophy Dungeon – The Messianic Secret
https://philosophydungeon.weebly.com/messianic-secret.html

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Champions of the Faith (C)– Heroes of The Faith (S)–
Stars of the Faith (T)

EWTN – St. John Damascene
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/st-john-damascene-5107

NC Register – “The Last Church Father: 7 Things to Know and Share,” by Jimmy Akin
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/the-last-church-father-7-things-to-know-and-share

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Pearls of Wisdom (S)– Buried Treasure (T)

The Catholic World Report – “Advent and the Apocalypse,” by Carl E. Olson
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2019/11/29/advent-and-the-apocalypse/

Bible.org – “10. Eyewitness Testimony in Mark’s Gospel” FROM THE SERIES: HISTORICAL RELIABILITY OF THE GOSPELS
https://bible.org/seriespage/10-eyewitness-testimony-mark-s-gospel

Agape Bible Study – First Sunday in Advent Time (Cycle B)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Advent_Season/Advent_1_b

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Commentary – First Sunday of Advent, Cycle B
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_adv_1.pdf

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1699) (In Tugboat: see also CCC 2447)

 

*Tugboat: Do It Yourself Manger

Sunday School Kids – 3D Manger for Jesus
https://www.sundayschoolkids.com/activity-christmas/1-c-3d-manger-instru.htm

The Craft Train – “How to make a matchbox manger craft”
https://www.thecrafttrain.com/matchbox-manger-craft/

 

      *Tugboat Challenge: Works of Mercy (CCC 2447)

                     *Witness: You!