Source Archives

April 2024

The Fleet Sources– 15 April 2018 – 3rd Sunday of Easter- 20-B

Veni, Sancte Spiritus (N) (C)

Biblical Evidence for the Presence of the Holy Spirit:
Acts 9:31, “So the church… had peace and was built up; and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit it was multiplied.”
Ephesians 3:16, “…that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with might through his Spirit in the inner man.”
2 Corinthians 3:17, “…and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
1 Thessalonians 1:6, “And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, receiving the word in great affliction, with joy from the holy Spirit.”

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N); Stars of Our Faith: St. Anselm: “Faith Seeking Understanding” (T)

Franciscan Media – St. Anselm
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-anselm/

New Advent – St. Anselm
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01546a.htm

Encyclopedia Britannica – St. Anselm
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Anselm-of-Canterbury

Holy Spirit Interactive (kids) – St. Anselm
http://www.holyspiritinteractive.net/kids/saints/0421.asp

 

Brain Buster (N)

Logos Library – (Brain Buster): from Chapter II of Anselm’s Proslogian
http://www.logoslibrary.org/anselm/proslogion/102.html

 

A Friend In Need: Intercessors (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church: CCC 2577

Catholic Answers – “How to Defend the Intercession of the Saints
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/how-to-defend-the-intercession-of-the-saints

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)– Bible Secrets (T)

Church Catechism of the Catholic: CCC 989

Haydock Commentary – St. Luke, chapter 24
http://haydock1859.tripod.com/id90.html

Agape Bible Study – commentary, St. Luke, chapter 24
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Luke_Gospel/Luke_Lesson_16.htm

St Charles Borromeo – commentary, St. Luke, chapter 24
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_east_3.pdf

 

Witness: Jesus’ Body (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church: CCC 997

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church: CCC 990, 997

 

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The Fleet Sources- 8 April 2018 – Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy- 19-B

Veni, Sancte Spiritus (N) (C)

Biblical Evidence the Presence of the Holy Spirit:
Galatians 5:5, “For through the Spirit, by faith, we await the hope of righteousness.”
Romans 8:14, “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.”
Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

           

* Getting Closer To God: ‘The 3 O’clock Prayer’ (T)

“O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!”

EWTN
https://www.ewtn.com/library/PRAYER/MERCY.TXT

And, for… ‘How to Pray the Chaplet’:
USCCB
http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/year-of-faith/how-to-pray-the-chaplet-of-divine-mercy.cfm

 

Divine Mercy Comes To America (N) (C)

Fr. Sopocko, the priest who believed St. Faustina:
http://www.thedivinemercy.org/news/The-Priest-Who-First-Believed-Faustina-3354

Fr. Jarzebowski, the priest who brought Divine Mercy to America
http://www.thedivinemercy.org/news/Man-on-a-Mission-2879

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

Agape Bible Study – John, Chapter 20
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/John_Gospel/Chapter%2020.htm

Jewish Encyclopedia – rabbi
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12494-rabbi

 

Witness: “The Apostles & The Community of Believers” (T)

A suggested Family activity might be to read together a portion of the Acts of the Apostles each evening after dinner during the fifty days of Easter.

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 976, 985, 1487)

 

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March 2024

The Fleet Sources –1 April 2018 – The Resurrection of the Lord – 18-B

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

Bible Gateway – Matthew 28:11-15
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=mt.28:11-15&version=NABRE;RSVCE

The Real Presence – Modern Catholic Dictionary, octaves
http://www.therealpresence.org/cgi-bin/getdefinition.pl

Mary Magdalene and the Easter Egg (N) – The Good Egg (C)

On Mary Magdalene and the Easter egg… and more:
https://www.catholiccompany.com/getfed/mary-magdalene-first-easter-egg/#comments

The Great Sunday! (N) (C) (T)

Vatican – Catechism, ‘The Great Sunday,’ see CCC 1169
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_P39.HTM

Catholic Online – The Great Sunday
http://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=5633

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)

John R. Donahue, S.J. and Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. Daniel J. Harrington, S.J, Editor. Sacra Pagina, The Gospel of Mark.
Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2002.
                                 pps. 457 – 461

 

Witness: (T)

“A young man clothed in a white robe”
Haydock’s Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition.
http://haydock1859.tripod.com/id63.html

Agape Bible Study
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Mark_Gospel/Mark_Lesson_10.htm

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC: 333)

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church:
       Navigator and Clipper – CCC 640
       Tugboat – CCC 639, 640

 

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The Fleet Sources – 25 March 2018 – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion – 17-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C)

Catholic Online – Andrew M. Greenwell, Esq., “Hosanna in the Highest: Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord
http://www.catholic.org/news/hf/faith/story.php?id=49994

Austin, blogspot: ‘hosanna!’
http://www.preceptaustin.org/hosanna-save_now#ot

 

Bible Secrets; “HOSANNA…!”  (T)

Pitre, Dr. Brant. “The Jewish Roots of Palm Sunday,” March 27, 2010
http://www.thesacredpage.com/2010/03/why-palm-branches-and-why-donkey-jesus.html

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)

Bible Knowing – Judas Iscariot
https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Judas-Iscariot

and,
https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Judas-Betraying-Christ

Pope Benedict XVI, “Never Despair of God’s Mercy,” General audience, Vatican City, October 19, 2006.
* focus: the figures of Judas Iscariot and Matthias.
http://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=3733

The Catholic Herald – Fr. Alexander Lucie-Smith, “Love and envy: exploring the psychology of Judas,” posted Tuesday, 15 April 2014.
http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2014/04/15/love-and-envy-exploring-the-psychology-of-judas/

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church(CCC 2539)

Bishop Robert Barron, Study Guide by Mark Shea, 7 Deadly Sins – 7 Lively Virtues. Word on Fire ©
*pp. 7-9 or
For free downloadables:
www.WordOnFire.org/SDS.aspx

 

Witness (T)

“An Untamed Colt”
Zechariah 9:9 -New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

The King’s Entry into Jerusalem:

Exult greatly, O daughter Zion!
   Shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem!
Behold: your king[b] is coming to you,
   a just savior is he,
Humble, and riding on a donkey,
   on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

 

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The Fleet Sources – 18 March 2018 – Fifth Sunday in Lent- 16-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)– Getting Closer To God
(T)
The Catholic Navigator: “A Prayer to St. Joseph.” © 2018


Saints Preserve Us! (N)
Champions of the Faith (C) – Stars of Our Faith (T)

The Solemnity of St. Joseph:
http://www.spiritualdirection.com/2016/03/19/solemnity-of-saint-joseph

Eight Little known facts about St. Joseph:
https://churchpop.com/2015/06/21/8-little-known-facts-about-st-joseph-the-foster-father-of-jesus/

Catholic Q&A: The Glorious St. Joseph:
https://www.thestationofthecross.com/catholic-qa-the-glorious-saint-joseph/

Papal writings about St. Joseph (English translations):
Pope Pius IX: Quemadmodem Deus
https://osjusa.org/st-joseph/magisterium/quemadmodum-deus/ 

Pope Leo XIII: Quamquam Pluries
http://w2.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_15081889_quamquam-pluries.html

Pope St. John Paul II: Redemptoris Custos
http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_jp-ii_exh_15081989_redemptoris-custos.html

 

The Lie That Hides In Plain Sight (N) (C)

My Jewish Learning – lashon hara, evil speech
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/gossip-rumors-and-lashon-hara-evil-speech/

Halakah – Talmud, Mas. Arachin (E) 2a: “Of him who slanders, the Holy One, blessed be He, says: He and I cannot live together in the world, as it is said: Who so slandereth his neighbor in secret, him will I destroy…”
https://halakhah.com/pdf/kodoshim/Arachin.pdf

 

Witness: “A Voice” (T)

Bible Gateway – ‘Glorifying’
https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/dictionary-of-bible-themes/8440-glorifying-God

Study Light – “Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary, John 12:28”
https://www.studylight.org/commentary/john/12-28.html

 

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

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCCs 1695, 2477, 2488)

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The Fleet Sources– 11 March 2018 – Fourth Sunday of Lent/Laetare Sunday- 15-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C)

Our Catholic Prayers – “St. Patrick’s Breastplate
http://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/st-patricks-breastplate.html

 

Dear Fr. Thom (N) – Dear Aquinas (C)

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

 

Saints Be Praised! (N) – Champions of the Faith (C) – Stars of Our Faith (T)

Christianity Today –  St. Patrick, March 17
http://www.christianitytoday.com/history/2008/august/real-st-patrick.html

Jimmy Akin – “Was St. Patrick Catholic?”
http://jimmyakin.com/was-st-patrick-catholic

St. Patrick’s Purgatory
http://devotiontoourlady.com/st-patricks-purgatory.html
and
https://www.catholicsandcultures.org/ireland-republic-ireland/st-patricks-purgatory-lough-derg

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

Dr. Brant Pitre, “The Jewish Roots of the Eucharist”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P45BHDRA7pU

see also:
www.BrantPitre.com

 

Witness: ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ (T)

Scriptural allegory: Sunlight Through the Window


Tugboat Challenge:

Catechetical lesson – This is called a prayer of thanksgiving (CCC 2638).

 

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

Sixth and Ninth Commandments – (CCC 2519).

 

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The Fleet Sources – 4 March 2018 –Third Sunday of Lent- 14-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C)

Our Catholic Prayers – the Gloria
http://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/the-glory-be-prayer.html

 

Getting Closer To God (T)

Our Catholic Prayers – Glory Be
http://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/the-glory-be-prayer.html

 

He Said – She Said (N) (C)

A-Z Quotes – St. Augustine, quotes on ‘glory’
http://www.azquotes.com/author/663-Saint_Augustine/tag/glory

A-Z Quotes – Mechthild of Magdeburg Quotes
http://www.azquotes.com/author/22331-Mechthild_of_Magdeburg


Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)

Psalm 19, The Psalms, New Catholic Version. A Saint Joseph Edition. New Jersey: Catholic Book Publishing Corp, 2004.
*see commentary at pages 58-59

 

Bible Secrets (T)

Introduction to the Ten Commandments and Jesus as ‘new Temple,’ place where God resides on earth
 

Witness (T)

Creation & God’s Law: Psalm 19, learn words used for “God’s Law”: law, decree, precept, command, commandment, word, ordinance, statutes

Tugboat Challenge

Catechetical lesson: This is called a prayer of blessing and adoration:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2627)

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

First Three Commandments:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (1706, 2803)

 

Catholic I.D. (T)

First Three Commandments:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1706)

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February 2024

The Fleet Sources – 25 February 2018 – 2nd Sunday of Lent – 13-B

Wonderings and Wanderings (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

The writer poses an open question on ‘what lies within us’ in light of what Christ revealed at the Transfiguration.

Beliefnet – “Could a Jury Convict You of Being a Christian?”
http://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/christianity/galleries/could-a-jury-convict-you-of-being-a-christian.aspx

 

Releasing the Christian Within (N) – Finding the Christian Within (C)

University of Notre Dame – Jerome H. Neyrey, S.J., “Readers Guide to Clean/Unclean, Pure/Poluted, and Holy/Profane: the Idea and System of Purity
https://www3.nd.edu/~jneyrey1/purity.html

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets and Witness (T)

Haydock’s Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition. – “The Law – The Gospel – The Prophets”
http://haydock1859.tripod.com/id56.html

Agape Bible Study – commentary, 2nd Sunday of Lent
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Lenten_Season/Lent_2_b.htm

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – commentary, 2nd Sunday of Lent
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/c_lent_2.pdf

 

Witness: Abraham & Isaac (T)

Scriptural allegory: foreshadows Jesus’ Passion and death

Tugboat Challenge

Catechetical lesson: This is called a prayer of intercession (CCC 2635).

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC-1868)
also,
see John 14:15 and 15:10: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments… If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.” >

 

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The Fleet Sources – 18 February 2018 – First Sunday of Lent – 12-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Unceasingly (C) – Getting Closer To God (T)

EWTN – the Act of Contrition
https://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/prayers/contrit.htm

 

Dear Fr. Thom (N) – Dear Aquinas (C) – Dear Sister St. Henry (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church:  2563; 2283

 

Quote Box (N)  

Pride: “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”
 Augustine of Hippo, as quoted in Manipulus Florum (c. 1306), edited by Thomas Hibernicus.
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Pride

(C) Pride: “Pride is concerned with who is right; humility is concerned with what is right.”
                                                E.T. Benson

 

Witness: Angels (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church: 329

 

Tugboat Challenge (T)

 Catechetical lesson: This is called a prayer of petition (CCC 2629).

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church- 1849

Scriptural Passages – Sins against the Holy Spirit: Matthew 12:31-32; Mark 3:28-29; Luke 12:8-10; Hebrews 10:26-29; Mark 3:30

EWTN – James Akin, “The Unforgiveable Sin
http://www.ewtn.com/library/answers/unforgiv.htm

Catholic Answers –
https://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=508031

Additional Background –

Direct Quote, Excerpted from The Douay Catechism of 1649:

CHAP. XIX. The Sins against the Holy Ghost Expounded
Q915: How many are the sins against the Holy Ghost?
A: Six: despair of salvation, presumption of God’s mercy, to impugn the known truth, envy at another’s spiritual good, obstinacy in sin, and final impenitence.

Q916: What is despair of salvation?
A: It is diffidence in the mercies and power of God as also, in the merits of Jesus Christ, as if they were not of force enough to save us. This was the sin of Cain, when he said, “My sin is greater than I can deserve pardon.” Gen. iv. 13. And of Judas, “when casting down the silver pieces in the temple, he went and hanged himself.” Matt. xxvii. 4, 5.

Q917: What is the presumption of God’s mercy?
A: A foolish confidence of salvation, without leading a good life, or any care to keep the
commandments; such as they entertain who think they will be saved by faith only,
without good works.

Q918: What is it to impugn the known truth?
A: To argue obstinately against known points of faith, or to prevent the way of our Lord
by forging lies and slander, as Heretics do, when they teach the ignorant people, that
Catholics worship images as God, and give Angels and Saints the honour which is due to
God; or that the Pope for money gives us pardon to commit what sins we please; that all
which, greater falsehoods cannot be invented.

Q919: What is the envy to another’s spiritual good?
A: A sadness or repining at another’s growth in virtue and perfection; such as sectaries
seem to have when they scoff and are troubled at the frequent fasts, prayers, feasts,
pilgrimages, alms-deeds, vows, and religious orders of the Catholic Church, calling them
superstitious and fooleries, because they have not in their churches any such practices of
piety.

Q920: What is obstinacy in sin?
A: A willful persisting in wickedness, and running on from sin to sin, after sufficient
instructions and admonition.

Q923: What is final impenitence?
A: To die without either confession or contrition for our sins, as those do of whom it is
said, “With a hard neck, and with uncircumcised hearts and ears, you always resist the
Holy Ghost.” Acts vii. 51. And in the person of whom Job speaks, saying, “Depart thou
from us, and we will not have the knowledge of thy ways.” Job xxi. 14.

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources– 11 February 2018 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time- 11-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Getting Closer To God (T)

Latin Mass – Asperges Me

http://latinmass.com/1962ordinaryofthemass.html

 

History’s Mysteries: You Are Standing on Holy Ground (N) (C)

For a great artistic rendition of the Hebrew Tabernacle and description:
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-tabernacle/

For a listing of the 613 Mitzvot (Commandments):
http://www.jewfaq.org/613.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE)
                        *see commentary for Psalm 51, Miserere, p. 867

 

Witness: The Disobedient Leper (T)

Bible Hub, Commentary – Mark 1:40-45
http://biblehub.com/commentaries/mark/1-40.htm

Haydock’s Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition. – Mark 1
http://haydock1859.tripod.com/confraternity/id38.html

Agape Bible Study – Mark 1:40-45
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_6_b.htm

 

Tugboat Challenge

Catechetical Lesson: ‘The Three Pillars of Lent’ – prayer, fasting, almsgiving.  (CCC 1434)

 

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

EWTN – “Communion, Dispositions to Receive”
https://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/communion_dispositions.htm

Vatican Website – Code of Canon Law
                *see paragraphs: #916, #988, #919
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/_INDEX.HTM

Mechthild of Magdeburg, The Flowing Light of the Godhead. Frank Tobin, Translator. New York • Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1998.
           *at pp. 64 and 157-158 (following an “if… then…” structure)

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January 2024

The Fleet Sources- 4 February 2018- Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time- 10-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Unceasingly (C) – Getting Closer To God (T)

Prayer for the Morning and New Beginnings:
https://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/online-resources/Morning-and-New-Beginnings-Prayers.cfm

 

Dear Fr. Thom (N) – Dear Aquinas (C)

Sergius Bulgakov, The Lamb of God. Boris Jakim, Translator. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008.
                       *see pp. 213-247 for discussion of ‘pouring out’: kenosis

 

Words to Live By (N) (C)

Words of Wisdom
AZ Quotes – ““We first make our habits and then our habits make us.” John Dryden (1631-1700), poet, literary critic, playwright
http://www.azquotes.com/quote/82009

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE)
                          *see commentary p. 1671

 

Getting Closer to God (T)

Traditional prayers for Catholic Children:
http://www.catholic-kids.com/prayers.htm

 

 Witness: the Crowds (T)

Pope Francis on Christian witnessing:
http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2017/christian-witness-requires-action-pope-says-during-parish-visit.cfm

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church- paragraphs: 2742, 2743-2745

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The Fleet Sources- 28 January 2018; Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time- 9–B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C):

EWTN – “Gospel of Mark, Question from Dave”
http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showmessage.asp?number=465833&Pg=&Pgnu=&recnu=

America Magazine Online – The Messianic Secret
https://www.americamagazine.org/content/the-word/messianic-secret

Oxford Biblical Studies Online – The Messianic Secret
http://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com/article/opr/t94/e1244

 

Saints and Such (N)– Champions Of The Faith (C):

St. Blaise
EWTN: About St. Blaise
http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/BLASE.htm

St, John Bosco
St. Don Bosco’s life story:

http://www.donboscowest.org/saints/donbosco
EWTN: about  St. Don Bosco
https://www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints/J/stjohnbosco.asp

 

Stars Of Our Faith (T):

St. Blaise
A short EWTN account:

https://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/BLAISE.HTM


Scriptural Secrets (N)- Hidden Treasures (C)- Witness: An ‘Unclean Spirit’ (T):

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE)
*see commentary for Mark 1: 21-23; 1:23-28, page 1671


Bible Secrets: Words To Live (N)

CCEL – The Gospel According to Mark
https://www.ccel.org/bible/phillips/CP02MarkRed.htm
and
https://www.ccel.org/bible/phillips/CP02MarkRed2.htm

 

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

See Catechetical References, Paragraphs 438, 1673

 

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources- 21 January 2018- Third Sunday in Ordinary Time- 8-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Getting Closer To God (T):

The Luminous Mysteries, The Mysteries of Light:
Order of Carmelites – “George Preca and the New Mysteries of the Rosary”
http://ocarm.org/en/content/ocarm/george-preca-and-new-mysteries-rosary
Our Sunday Visitor –
https://www.osv.com/OSVNewsweekly/ByIssue/Article/TabId/735/ArtMID/13636/ArticleID/8284/Reflecting-on-10-years-of-the-luminous-mysteries.aspx

 

More on Nazareth (N)– More On Nazareth (C):

Nazareth, Jesus’ Village:
http://www.jesus-story.net/nazareth_about.htm

The People of Nazareth:
http://www.jesus-story.net/nazareth_people.htm

 

Knocked Off A Horse? (N) – Knocked Off A Horse, You Say (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

Acts 9, Verse by Verse Study:
http://www.bibleversestudy.com/acts/acts9-saul-damascus-road.htm

The Conversion of St. Paul:
http://catholicbiblical.com/the-conversion-of-st-paul/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE), 2015.
*see commentary, page 1670.

 

Witness? (T):

Abarim Publications- Boanerges
http://abarim-publications.blogspot.com/2011/10/name-boanerges-doesnt-mean-sons-of.html#.WXY0JCmQxPY

Coptic Orthodox Diocese – Peter, James, and John
https://suscopts.org/resources/interesting-facts/25/st-peter-st-james-and-st-john/

 

Catechetical Corner (N):

 See Catechetical Reference: paragraphs 541, 542, 1989

You Tube – “Who Am I,” by Casting Crowns:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBcqria2wmg

 

Catholic Passport (C) – Catholic I.D. (T):

*See Catechetical Reference: paragraphs 541, 1989

 

 

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The Fleet Sources– 14 January 2024 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 7-B

Be Still And Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C) – Getting Closer To God (T)

See catechetical references: Paragraph 2826

 

Can Anything Good Come From Nazareth? (N) (C)

http://www.nazareth-en.custodia.org/default.asp?id=6240
and
http://www.biblebasics.co.uk/natcit/nazareth.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)

See catechetical references: Paragraph 52, 608

             

Bible Secrets (T)

See catechetical references: Paragraph 3

 

Witnesses: Simon & Andrew (T)

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE), 2015
see commentary, pages 1586, 1670, 1731, and 1796-97

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C)

See catechetical references: Paragraphs 3, 1951, 1953

 

Catholic I.D. (T)

See catechetical references: Paragraphs 1951, 1953

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 7 January 2024 – The Epiphany of the Lord – 6-B

N.B.: No sources are listed for the Epiphany 2024 issue of The Catholic Navigator because it is based on editorial reflections upon private communications.

“Pray Without Ceasing”(C)

The Arlington Catholic Herald – Fr. William Saunders, “Who Were the Magi?” (December 1, 2003)
http://www.catholicherald.com/Faith/Your_Faith/Straight_Answers/Straight_Answers__Who_Were_the_Magi_/

The Psalms, New Catholic Version, A Saint Joseph Edition. New Jersey: Catholic Book Publishing Corp, 2004.
*see commentary at pps. 183-185, for Psalm 72

“A Star, A Star, Dancing in the Night…!” (C) (T)

For a fascinating discussion of the ‘when’ of Jesus’ birth:

Pope Benedict XVI. Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives. New York: Image, an imprint of Crown Publishing Group, 2012
See Chapter III  

It’s All In the Stars (C)

Christian Courier – Balaam
https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/1508-did-balaam-prophesy-concerning-the-messiah


Hidden Treasures (C)– Bible Secrets (T)

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE)
*see commentary, 13:1-18; p. 655


Witness: the Magi (T)

Bible History Daily, Biblical Archeology – the Magi
http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/jesus-historical-jesus/bible-scholar-brent-landau-asks-%E2%80%9Cwho-were-the-magi%E2%80%9D/

The Arlington Catholic Herald – Fr. William Saunders, “Who Were the Magi?” (December 1, 2003)
http://www.catholicherald.com/Faith/Your_Faith/Straight_Answers/Straight_Answers__Who_Were_the_Magi_/

New Advent – Magi
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09527a.htm

EWTN – Magi
http://www.ewtn.com/v/experts/showmessage.asp?number=475561&Pg=&Pgnu=&recnu=

EWTN – Epiphany of the LORD
http://www.ewtn.com/saintsholy/saints/E/epiphanyofthelord.asp

 

Catholic Passport (C)– Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church — Refer to CCC 528 and 2446

 

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December 2023

The Fleet Sources – 31 December 2023 – Feast of the Holy Family – 5-B

Church and State (N)– Church or State (C)

St. Thomas Becket:
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Thomas-Becket/As-archbishop

St. Thomas  More:
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14689c.htm

 

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

Commentary.

 

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

Commentary

 

*Tugboat – Witness: the Family

Commentary

 

 *Tugboat Challenge: Fill-in

 

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The Fleet Sources – 24 December 2023 – Fourth Sunday of Advent/Christmas Eve – 4-B

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

Catholic Stand – “The Birth of Christ: The Invasion of Time by Eternity,” by Melanie Jean Juneau
https://catholicstand.com/the-birth-of-christ-the-invasion-of-time-by-eternity-2/

The Catholic Thing – “A Proportioned Extravagance,” by Fr. Paul D. Scalia
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2022/12/24/a-proportioned-extravagance/

 

Different Trees, Different Fruits (N) (C)

Catholicism – “Saint Adam and Saint Eve (First Age of the world)”
https://catholicism.org/saint-adam-and-saint-eve-first-age-of-the-world.html

Catholic Stand – “Sts. Adam and Eve – A Christmas Feast,” by Masha Goepel
https://catholicstand.com/sts-adam-and-eve-a-christmas-feast/

Catholic World Report – The Glastonbury Thorn: a resurrected symbol of Christmas,” by Jonah McKeown
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2022/12/26/the-glastonbury-thorn-a-resurrected-symbol-of-christmas/

“Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5fE8M7c-Yg

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)

Catholic World Report – “What is the Nativity,” by James V. Schall, S.J.
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2022/12/23/what-is-the-nativity/

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

A catechetical and biblical reflection.

 

Stars of Our Faith (T)

St. Stephen
https://www.teachingcatholickids.com/st-stephen-a-saint-for-deacons/

 

*Tugboat – Witness: Mary

A biblical  reflection

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Prepare the Manger, IV

Activity

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 17 December 2023 – Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete! – 3-B

Some Background for Liturgical Year  2024

Agape Bible Study – “The Gospel of Mark, Lesson 1: Introduction – The Gospel According to St. Mark: Lion of God,” by Michal Hunt
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Mark_Gospel/Mark_Lesson_1.htm

Catholic Resources – Seasons… Fr. Felix Just
https://catholic-resources.org/Lectionary/Seasons-Advent-Christmas.htm

 

A Star, a Star, Dancing in the Night… (N) (C)

Old Testament sources:
Exodus 22:18, Leviticus 20:6, Deuteronomy 18:10-13, 2 Kings 21:6, 1 Chronicles 10:13-14, Proverbs 3:5-7, Isaiah 8:19, Daniel 2:27-28, Zechariah 10:2
New Testament sources:
Matthew 24:24, Luke 21:25, Acts 8:9-13 and 16:16-19, Ephesians 6:11-12, 1 Peter 5:8, 1 John 4:1-3, Revelation 22:15

YouTube – Retrograde Motion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=1nVSzzYCAYk

 

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

Agape Bible Study:
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Advent_Season/Advent_3_b

St. Charles Borromeo Church:
scborromeo.org/biblestu/b_adv_3.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

The Meaning of the Advent Wreath’s Candles
https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/advent/advent-candles.html

 

*Tugboat – Witness: John the Baptist

John the Baptist Facts for Kids:
https://kids.kiddle.co/John_the_Baptist

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Prepare the Manger, III

 

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The Fleet Sources – 10 December 2023 – Second Sunday of Advent – 2-B

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

Agape Bible Study – “The Gospel of Mark, Lesson 1: Introduction – The Gospel According to St. Mark: Lion of God,” by Michal Hunt
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Mark_Gospel/Mark_Lesson_1.htm

Catholic Answers – “A Big Fight Over St. Mark,” by Jimmy Akin
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/a-big-fight-over-st-mark

Catholic Answers – “Person of Interest: Who Is the Naked Man in Mark’s Gospel?” by hector Molina
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/person-of-interest-who-is-the-naked-man-in-marks-gospel

Catholic Answers – “Mark, saint, Author of the Gospel of Mark,” by J. MacRory. Excerpted “unabridged … from the original Catholic Encyclopedia, published between 1907 and 1912.”
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/mark-saint

Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States – “St. Mark the Apostle, the Founder of the Coptic Church”:
https://suscopts.org/coptic-orthodox/church/saint-mark/

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

Patristic Bible Commentary – “Gospel of Mark Commentary‎, Catena Aurea on Mark”
https://sites.google.com/site/aquinasstudybible/home/gospel-of-mark-commentary/chapter-1

Sanctoral – “Lives of the Saints, Our Models and Protectors; St. Mark, evangelist.” Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints, a compilation based on Butler’s Lives of the Saints and other sources by John Gilmary Shea (Benziger Brothers: New York, 1894)
https://sanctoral.com/en/saints/saint_mark_evangelist.html

Catholic Resources – Seasons… Fr. Felix Just
https://catholic-resources.org/Lectionary/Seasons-Advent-Christmas.htm

 

Our Lady of the World, Old & New (N) (C); Faith and Prayer (T)

A History:  the Immaculate Conception
https://friarmusings.com/2022/12/08/a-history-the-immaculate-conception/

The Story of St. Juan Diego’s Tilma by a physician-scientist:
https://www.kenmaymd.com/blog-1/miracles-part1

https://www.kenmaymd.com/blog-1/miracles-part2

https://www.kenmaymd.com/blog-1/miracles-part3

The Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe:
https://www.catholiccompany.com/magazine/the-miraculous-image-of-our-lady-of-guadalupe/

 

Lady Bug, Lady Bug, Fly Away Home (T)

uDayton – “Ladybugs and Mary,” by Father Johann Roten, S.M.
https://udayton.edu/imri/mary/l/ladybugs-and-mary.php

uCatholic – “Did You Know? Ladybugs Are Named for the Virgin Mary,” by George Ryan
https://ucatholic.com/blog/did-you-know-ladybugs-are-named-for-the-virgin-mary/

Tom Perna, Mariology – “Mondays with Mary” – ‘The Beetles of Our Lady’
https://tomperna.org/2014/04/07/mondays-with-mary-the-beetles-of-our-lady/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)

Agape Bible Study – “The Gospel Of Mark, Lesson 1: Introduction, The Gospel According to St. Mark: Lion of God,” by Michal Hunt
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Mark_Gospel/Mark_Lesson_1.htm

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Grace in Torah – Hebrew Numbers 1 – 10
https://graceintorah.net/2015/06/15/hebrew-numbers-1-10/

Mercy Home – “The Purpose and Symbolism Of The Advent Wreath And Candles”
https://www.mercyhome.org/blog/sunday-mass/advent-wreath/

Catholic Exchange – The Traditional Symbolism of Four, by David Clayton
https://catholicexchange.com/the-traditional-symbolism-of-four/

Catholic Care – Faithfully Waiting, an Advent Reflection, Meredith Lemos
https://www.catholiccare.org/about-us/news-and-publications/latest-news/advent/

 

*Tugboat – Witness: Isaiah

Who was Isaiah?
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/isaiah/0

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Prepare the Manger, II

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November 2023

The Fleet Sources – 3 December 2023 – First Sunday of Advent – 1-B

Beginnings With Mark (… and, in fact, sources for the entire month) (N) (C)

Agape Bible Study – “The Gospel of Mark, Lesson 1: Introduction – The Gospel According to St. Mark: Lion of God,” by Michal Hunt
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Mark_Gospel/Mark_Lesson_1.htm

Catholic Answers – “A Big Fight Over St. Mark,” by Jimmy Akin
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/a-big-fight-over-st-mark

Catholic Answers – “Person of Interest: Who Is the Naked Man in Mark’s Gospel?” by Hector Molina
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/person-of-interest-who-is-the-naked-man-in-marks-gospel

Catholic Answers – “Mark, saint, Author of the Gospel of Mark,” by J. MacRory. Excerpted “unabridged … from the original Catholic Encyclopedia, published between 1907 and 1912.”
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/mark-saint

Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States – “St. Mark the Apostle, the Founder of the Coptic Church,” by
https://suscopts.org/coptic-orthodox/church/saint-mark/

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

Patristic Bible Commentary – “Gospel of Mark Commentary‎, Catena Aurea on Mark”
https://sites.google.com/site/aquinasstudybible/home/gospel-of-mark-commentary/chapter-1

Sanctoral – “Lives of the Saints, Our Models and Protectors; St. Mark, evangelist.” Little Pictorial Lives of the Saints, a compilation based on Butler’s Lives of the Saints and other sources by John Gilmary Shea (Benziger Brothers: New York, 1894)
https://sanctoral.com/en/saints/saint_mark_evangelist.html

 

Liar, Lunatic, or LORD? (N) (C)

“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,” … as found in The Catholic Navigator, vol. VIII, is. 3, “Be Still and Know That I Am God.”
                    The Life of Christ, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Life of Christ, 2008. p. 7

 

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

Catholic Resources – “The Gospel according to Mark: Literary Features & Thematic Emphases,” by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D”
https://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Mark-Literary.htm

Catholic Resources – Seasons… Fr. Felix Just
https://catholic-resources.org/Lectionary/Seasons-Advent-Christmas.htm

Bible Project – “The Identity of Jesus: Mighty Messiah & Son of God (Mark 1:1-8:30),” by Mark L. Strauss
https://bibleproject.com/articles/mark-gospel-servant-messiah/#:~:text=Mark%20is%20fond%20of%20the,forward%20with%20speed%20and%20urgency.

Got Questions – “Why does the Gospel of Mark use the term immediately so often?”
https://www.gotquestions.org/immediately-in-Mark.html

Biblical Hermeneutics – “Why does Mark use ‘immediately’ so often?”
https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/19821/why-does-mark-use-immediately-so-often

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

CERC, Catholic Education Resource Center – “The History of the Advent Wreath,” by Rev. William Saunders
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-history-of-the-advent-wreath.html

Grace in Torah – Hebrew Numbers 1 – 10
https://graceintorah.net/2015/06/15/hebrew-numbers-1-10/

Mercy Home – “The Purpose and Symbolism Of The Advent Wreath And Candles”
https://www.mercyhome.org/blog/sunday-mass/advent-wreath/

Catholic Exchange – The Traditional Symbolism of Four, by David Clayton
https://catholicexchange.com/the-traditional-symbolism-of-four/

Catholic Care – Faithfully Waiting, an Advent Reflection, Meredith Lemos
https://www.catholiccare.org/about-us/news-and-publications/latest-news/advent/

 

*Catholic I.D. – (T)

U.S.C.C.B. – Liturgical Year
https://www.usccb.org/prayer-worship/liturgical-year

Catholic Resources – An Introduction to the Christian Liturgical Year
https://catholic-resources.org/Lectionary/Liturgical_Year.htm

 

*Tugboat – Witness: You

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Prepare the Manger, I

 

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The Fleet Sources – 26 November 2023 – Solemnity of Christ the King – 53-A

A Feast Fit For a King (N) (C)

On the Solemnity of Christ the King:
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2016-11-20
and
Pope Pius XI’s Encyclical: Quas Primas
https://www.ewtn.com/library/encyc/p11prima.htm

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)

The Psalms, New Catholic Version, A Saint Joseph Edition. New Jersey: Catholic Book Publishing Corp, 2004.
*pps. 7-24

Agape Bible Study:
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Obligations_Solemnities_Feasts/solemnity_christ_the_king_a

St. Charles Borromeo, Picayune, MS  Bible Study
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_34.pdf

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C)

Beginning Catholic
http://www.beginningcatholic.com/precepts-of-the-catholic-church

Parents, the following might be considered to help children better understand Christ the King Sunday,

An appreciation of the Liturgy for the Solemnity of Christ the King can be gained at this site.  It offers of variety of resources. Please note that even though the Year A cited is 2014, it is applicable to 2017:
http://www.liturgytools.net/2014/11/hymns-feast-of-christ-the-king-year-a.html

Catholic Culture offers insight and activities for the Solemnity:
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2017-11-26


Tugboat – Bible Story  Time – Looking Back… as We Move Forward

 A review of two earthly kings as we recognize the King of the Universe.

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The Fleet Sources – 19 November 2023 – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 52-A

Chasing Holiness (N) – Pray Unceasingly (C)

Catherine of Siena, The Dialogue. Suzanne Noffke, O.P. Translator. New York: Paulist Press, 1980.
re: “You gave me as well a medicine against a hidden sickness I had not recognized, by teaching me that I can Never sit in judgment on any person… For I… have often judged other under the pretext of working for you honor and their salvation.”
*p. 202.

New Advent – Catherine of Siena
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03447a.htm

 

Saints Preserve Us (N) – Champions of the Faith (C) – Stars of Our Faith (T)

St. Catherine of Alexandria
http://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/catherin.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C)

 Agape Bible Study:
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_33_a

St. Charles Borromeo, Picayune, MS  Bible Study:
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_33.pdf


Tugboat – Bible Story Time – The Student Becomes the Master

The story of Elisha continues intermittently from 2 Kings 4 through nine following chapters ending with Elisha’s death described in 2 Kings 13: 14-25.

 

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The Fleet Sources – 12 November 2023 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 51-A

Chasing Holiness (N) – Pray Unceasingly (C)

The Psalms, New Catholic Version. New Jersey: Catholic Book Publishing Corp., 2002.
    *p. 99-103


Saints Preserve Us (N) – Champions of the Faith (C) – Stars of Our Faith (T)

St. Frances Cabrini
https://www.mothercabrini.org/who-we-are/mother-cabrini/

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C) – Bible Secrets (T)

The Psalms, New Catholic Version. New Jersey: Catholic Book Publishing Corp., 2002.
    *p. 99-103

Agape Bible Study:
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_31_a

St. Charles Borromeo, Picayune, MS  Bible Study
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_king.pdf

 

Tugboat – Bible Story Time – The Student

Elisha joins Elijah as his attendant and student in 1 Kings:  19: 19-21. The story of the two continues in 2 Kings 2 with Elisha succeeding Elijah, who is taken up to heaven in a fiery chariot. The account of Elisha and the widow’s oil is in 2 Kings 4.

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 5 November 2023 – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time – 50-A

Chasing Holiness (N) – Pray Unceasingly (C)

Etymology Online – scandal
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=scandal

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1178, 2284)
 

Saints Preserve Us (N) – Champions of the Faith (C) – Stars of Our Faith (T)

Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church
http://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/leo.htm


Scriptural  Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)

 John A. Hardon, S.J. Modern Catholic Dictionary. Bardstown, Kentucky: Eternal Life, 2004.
“hypocrite” – see p. 261-262.

Agape Bible Study:
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_31_a

St. Charles Borromeo, Picayune, MS  Bible Study
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_31.pdf

 

Stars of Our Faith (T)

Pope St. Leo the Great
http://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/leo.htm


Bible Story Time (T) – Elijah, Prophet of Prophets, 2

The story of Elijah’s defeat of the Prophets of Baal is found in 1 Kings 18

 

 

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October 2023

The Fleet Sources – 29 October 2023 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 49-A

Chasing Holiness (N) – Pray Unceasingly (C)

Judaism 101 – Sh’ma
http://www.jewfaq.org/shemaref.htm

Jewish Encyclopedia –  Shema
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&keywords=shema&commit=search

Jewish Virtual Library – Shema
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-shema

Name That Tune (N)

[Q & A based on readings from previous issues]

What’s In A Psalm? (C)

[Q & A all taken from previous issues]

Dear Fr. Thom (N)

Etymology Online – breviary
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=breviary

USCCB – Lectionary
http://www.usccb.org/bible/liturgy/index.cfm?refresh=1

Dear Aquinas (C)

Etymology Online – breviary
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=breviary

USCCB – Lectionary
http://www.usccb.org/bible/liturgy/index.cfm?refresh=1

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson, Editors. Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2007.

See Matthew 22:34-39; p. 80

Bible Story Time (T) – Elijah, Prophet of Prophets, 1

1 Kings 17 introduces Elijah the Prophet.

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The Fleet Sources – 22 October 2023 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 48-A

A Jewish Perspective ( on the  Psalms) (N)

Religion Online –  Stanley N. Rosenbaum, “Our Own Silly Faces: C.S. Lewis on Psalms
http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=1684

My Jewish Learning –  Rabbi Louis Jacobs , “The Book of Psalms, Traditional & modern views of the Book of Psalms, and the role of Psalms in Jewish liturgy
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-book-of-psalms/

Jewish Encyclopedia – Emil G. Hirsch, “Psalms
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12409-psalms


Pray Unceasingly (C)

The Liturgy of the Hours
http://universalis.com/
and
http://www.ewtn.com/Expert/answers/breviary.htm

Poetry To The Ears III: Psalm 119 (N) – Poetry & Prayer III: Psalm 119 (C)

Eight Hebrew words are used to refer to God’s Word in Psalm 119:
1. The first word is promise or word, dabar in Hebrew; used 24 times: it means God’s spoken, revealed word.
2. The second word is saying, imrah in Hebrew, used 19 times: this is another way to say word, anything God has spoken, commanded or promised.
3. The third word is statutes, chuqqim, used 21 times: these are the rules that God gave to His people early in their history. It can be translated “laws”.
4. The fourth word is judgments, mishpatim, used 23 times: a later word for statutes, can be translated as judgements or rules or rulings.
5. The fifth word is law, torah, used 25 times: this means the first 5 books of the Bible. Later it included other books like Isaiah and Jeremiah. It is translated as “law” or “teaching” or even “revelation”.
6. The sixth word is commands, miswah/miswot, used 22 times: what someone with authority (God) tells you to do, orders.
7. The seventh word is precepts, piqqudim, used 21 times: these give us help when we want to know what to do. It is sometimes translated as “guidelines” or “instructions” in Psalm 119.
8. The eighth word is testimonies, eduth, used 23 times: these are the things that God tells us to do. Related to the word “witness”, keeping His testimonies means being loyal to the covenant or promise that God has made with us.

EWTN – Father Edward McNamara, “Substituting the Psalm”
https://www.ewtn.com/library/Liturgy/zlitur277.htm

The Catholic Liturgy Library – Chapter IV: The General Arrangement of Readings for Mass; 1. The Pastoral Purpose of the Order of Readings for Mass
http://www.catholicliturgy.com/index.cfm/FuseAction/documentText/Index/2/SubIndex/11/ContentIndex/134/Start/126

Wellsprings – Psalms at the Mass (how selected)
http://www.wellsprings.org.uk/the_mass/liturgy_word_responsorial_psalm.htm

**Additional Background to Psalm 119, excerpted from  “50 Facts and Links for Psalm 119,” Posted by Sherry on 1/4/2015
@ semicolon Blog
http://www.semicolonblog.com/?p=22735

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Treasures (C)

Bible Research
http://www.bibleresearch.org/articles/a2pws.htm


Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C)

Bible Research – Cyrus
http://www.bibleresearch.org/articles/a2pws.htm

Christian Courier – Wayne Jackson, “Cyrus the Great in Biblical Prophecy.”
https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/264-cyrus-the-great-in-biblical-prophecy


Bible Story Time: The Broken Kingdom (T)

1 Kings 12-16 gives an account of the general unfaithfulness to the Lord by the split kingdoms up to the time of Elijah.

 

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The Fleet Sources – 15 October 2023 – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 47-A

Our Father, Who Art In Heaven (N)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2767, 2774)


Saints Preserve Us! (N)

Catholicism.org – “Saint Teresa and the Calendar”
https://catholicism.org/saint-teresa-and-the-calendar.html


Champions of the Faith (C)

St. Teresa of Avila

http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/AVILA.htm


Religious Orders ©

The Carmelites
http://traditionalcarmelite.com/learn/history/


Scriptural Secrets (N)

Agape Bible Studies – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle A
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_28_a

Resources for Catholic Educators – Commentary: Matthew 22:1-14
http://4catholiceducators.com/gospel-matthew-22-a-bible.htm

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_28.pdf

 

 Hidden Treasures (C) Hidden Treasures

Bible Hub Commentaries wedding garment
http://biblehub.com/commentaries/matthew/22-11.htm

The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition, The New Testament. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2010.
p. 46; footnote 22:1-14; 22:11

Wesley Center Online – Mark Walker, THE PARABLE OF THE WEDDING GARMENT, Matthew 22:11-14
http://wesley.nnu.edu/fileadmin/imported_site/biblical_studies/parables/Wa_Mt22_11-14.htm

Bible Hub Commentaries wedding garment
http://biblehub.com/commentaries/matthew/22-11.htm

The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition, The New Testament. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2010.
p. 46; footnote 22:1-14; 22:11

Wesley Center Online – Mark Walker, THE PARABLE OF THE WEDDING GARMENT, Matthew 22:11-14
http://wesley.nnu.edu/fileadmin/imported_site/biblical_studies/parables/Wa_Mt22_11-14.htm

 

Catechetical Corner (N)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2016)

 

Bible Story Time (T) – Solomon’s Mistakes

 1 Kings 10 and 11 relates how Solomon’s love of riches led to his undoing. With his death his
heir could not hold the Kingdom together. It split into the Northern Kingdom (Israel) and the
Southern Kingdom (Judah).

 

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 8 October 2023 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 46-A

The Lord’s Prayer (N)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2569, 2570, 2779)

Abarim Publications – shub
https://www.abarim-publications.com/Dictionary/si/si-w-b.html#.Xx8RGkMVE5s

 Metanoia – ‘Turn Toward the Light’
https://www.metanoia.org/light.htm


In the Year 732 (N) 

History Hit – “What Was the Significance of the Battle of Tours?”
https://www.historyhit.com/day-battle-tours/

The National Review – “The Battle of Tours,” by Raymond Ibrahim
https://www.nationalreview.com/2013/10/battle-tours-raymond-ibrahim/

 

Religious Orders

St. Dominic de Guzman
http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/DOMINIC.htm

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)

CatholicSaints.Info – St. Denis, and Sts. Rusticus and Eleutherius
https://catholicsaints.info/saints-of-the-day-denis-rusticus-and-eleutherius/

Weird Catholic –
https://weirdcatholic.com/2018/09/12/st-deniss-wonderful-talking-head/

 

Champions of the Faith

St. Louis Bertrand
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09376b.htm

St. Vincent Ferrer
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15437a.htm

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)

Resources for Catholic Educators – Commentary: Matthew 21:33-43
http://4catholiceducators.com/gospel-matthew-21-b-bible.htm

Agape Bible Study – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle A
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_27_a

St. Charles Borromeo – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_27.pdf

 

Hidden Treasures (C)

The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition, The New Testament. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2010.
p. 45; footnote, 21:33-41.

Mirriam Webster –  allegory
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allegory

 

Catechetical Corner (N)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2207)

 

 Bible Story Time (T) – A House for the Lord

 There are two accounts of Solomon building the Temple: 1 Kings 6 and 2 Chronicles 3.

But in 1 Kings 9: 1-9 the Lord gives Solomon a warning to be faithful or suffer God’s wrath.

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 1 October 2023 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 45-A

Saints Be Praised! (N)

Catholic Answers – Michael the Archangel, Saint
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/michael-the-archangel-saint

EWTN – St. Michael, St. Gabriel, & St. Raphael
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/saints/michael-gabriel-raphael-704

New Advent, Catholic Encyclopedia –
St. Michael the Archangel
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10275b.htm

St. Raphael the Archangel
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12640b.htm

St. Gabriel the Archangel
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06330a.htm

 

A Modern Day Challenge (N)

Catholic Answers – “How Could Lucifer, an Archangel, Have Rebelled against God?”
https://www.catholic.com/qa/how-could-lucifer-an-archangel-have-rebelled-against-god

Catholic World Report – “Harry Potter and the Sacramental Universe,” by Rachel Hoover
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/06/11/harry-potter-and-the-sacramental-universe/

Poetry Foundation – “God’s Grandeur,” by Gerard Manley Hopkins
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44395/gods-grandeur

Catholic World Report – “Calling upon St. Michael the Archangel on Mount Gargano,” by Fr. Seán Connolly
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/05/07/calling-upon-st-michael-the-archangel-on-mount-gargano/

Catholic Exchange – “Understanding the Mysterious Sword of St. Michael,” by R. Jared Staudt
https://catholicexchange.com/understanding-mysterious-sword-st-michael

Aleteia – “7 Sanctuaries linked by a straight line: The legendary Sword of St. Michael
https://aleteia.org/2017/05/31/7-sanctuaries-linked-by-a-straight-line-the-legendary-sword-of-st-michael/

Aleteia – “There still exists a powerful relic connected to St. Michael the Archangel,” Philip Kosloski |
https://aleteia.org/2018/09/29/there-still-exists-a-powerful-relic-connected-to-st-michael-the-archangel/

 

Religious Orders (C)

New Advent – Franciscan: “Origin of the three orders”
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06217a.htm

New Advent – stigmatist
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14294b.htm


Champions of the Faith (C)

St. Francis of Assisi
https://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/FRANCIS.HTM

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Commentary – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_26.pdf

Agape Bible Study – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (cycle A)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_26_a

 

Catechetical Corner (N)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1749, 1769)

 

 Catholic Passport (C)

Etymology Online – obedience
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=obedire

 

Bible Story Time(T) –  A King’s Wisdom

Solomon decides who the real mother is—see 1 Kings 3: 16-28

 

 

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September 2023

The Fleet Sources – 24 September 2023 – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 44-A

Hail Mary! (N)

EWTN – Regina Coeli
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/regina-caeli-o-queen-of-heaven-375

New Advent – “Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven),” by Hugh Henry
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12718b.htm

Adoremus – ‘’Singing the Four Seasonal Marian Anthems”
https://adoremus.org/2007/09/15/Singing-the-Four-Seasonal-Marian-Anthems/

Sacred Heart Catholic Church – “The Angelus & Regina Caeli Prayers”
https://sacredheartfla.org/about-us/being-franciscan/franciscan-prayers-devotions/angelaregina-caeli/

 

History’s Mysteries: Soldier of Christ (N)

Thomas F. Madden, Crusades Controversy, Setting the Record Straight. North Palm Beach, Florida: Beacon Publishing, 2017.
*PAGE 11

The Catholic World Report – “The Crusade of Saint Francis,” by Father Seán Connolly
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2019/09/26/the-crusade-of-saint-francis/

OFM – “Ancient Model For Modern Dialogue: St. Francis in the Sultan’s Court”
https://ofm.org/blog/ancient-model-for-modern-dialogue-st-francis-in-the-sultans-court/

 

RELIGIOUS ORDERS (C)

On Benedictine Monasticism:
http://www.osb.org/gen/benedictines.html

 

Champions of the Faith (C)

St. Hildegard of Bingen:
http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARY/07351A.htm

 

Hidden Treasures (C)

The Psalms, New Catholic Version. New Jersey: Catholic Book Publishing Corp., 2002.
*p.  379

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Commentary – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_25.pdf

Agape Bible Study – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (cycle A)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_25_a

 

Catechetical Corner (N)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1996, 1997, 2023)

 

Bible Story Time (T) – Solomon’s Choice

 Solomon’s choice of wisdom is recounted in 1 Kings 3:1-15

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 17 September 2017 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 43-A

The Angel’s Greeting (N)

EWTN – “Short History of the Angelus,” by Giuseppe Luppino
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/short-history-of-the-angelus-9114

Simply Catholic – “The Angelus,” D.D. Emmons
https://simplycatholic.com/what-is-the-angelus/

EWTN – the Angelus
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/angelus-383

New Advent – “Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven),” by Hugh Henry
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12718b.htm

Tugboat: Aleteia – the Memorare
https://aleteia.org/2017/07/12/what-is-the-memorare-2/

 

The Bells of St. Mary (N)

Catholic Answers – “bells”
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/bells

Catholic Straight Answers – “When May Bells Be Used at Mass”
https://catholicstraightanswers.com/when-may-bells-be-used-at-mass/

Christmas Carnivals – Christmas Bell History
http://www.christmascarnivals.com/christmas-history/christmas-bell-history.html

 

RELIGIOUS ORDERS (C)

New Advent- religious orders
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12748b.htm

Champions of the Faith (C)

St. Joseph of Cupertino:
https://www.teachingcatholickids.com/saint-joseph-of-cupertino-playing-with-the-saints/

 EWTN – St. Joseph Cupertino
https://www.ewtn.com/saintsHoly/saints/J/stjosephofcupertino.asp
and
http://www.ewtn.com/library/mary/joseph.htm

New Advent – St. Joseph of Cupertino
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08520b.htm

Catholic News Agency
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint.php?n=598

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Commentary – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_24.pdf

Agape Bible Study – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (cycle A)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_24_a

Agape Bible Study – “The Significance of Numbers in Scripture”
http://agapebiblestudy.com/documents/The%20Significance%20of%20Numbers%20in%20Scripture.htm

Grace In Torah – “Hebrew Numbers 1-10,” by K. Gallagher
https://graceintorah.net/2015/06/15/hebrew-numbers-1-10/

Bible Study – “The Meaning of Numbers, The Number ‘7’”
https://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/7.html

 

Catechetical Corner (N)

Catechism of the Catholic Church(CCC 2843, 2844)

 

Hidden Treasures (C)

The Psalms, New Catholic Version. New Jersey: Catholic Book Publishing Corp., 2002.
*p. 267, footnote:103:7-12.

Catholic Passport (C)

Etymology Online – missionary
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=missionary

St. Mary’s Press – Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience
https://www.smp.org/resourcecenter/resource/4379

Bible Story Time (T) – “Absalom…!”

The story of King David’s son Absalom is found in 2 Samuel 13-19

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 10 September, 2023 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 42-A

Three Bells for Our Lady (N)

Chabad – “Why Do Jews Pray Three Times a Day?” by Yehuda Shurpin
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/3169553/jewish/Why-Do-Jews-Pray-Three-Times-a-Day.htm

EWTN – “Short History of the Angelus,” by Giuseppe Luppino
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/short-history-of-the-angelus-9114

Simply Catholic – “The Angelus,” D.D. Emmons
https://simplycatholic.com/what-is-the-angelus/

EWTN – the Angelus
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/angelus-383

New Advent – “Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven),” by Hugh Henry
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/12718b.htm

EWTN – The Prayer of Mary
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/magnificat-392


Poetry & Prayer
II (C)

USCCB
http://www.usccb.org/bible/psalms/0

Cavins, Jeff, Sarah Christmyer, & Tim Gray. Psalms, The School of Prayer. The Great  Adventure: Ascension Press.
BibleStudyforCatholics.com at AscensionPress.com

National Catholic Register – David Kerr, “Pope: Psalms ‘Are a School of Prayer'”

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/pope-psalms-are-a-school-of-prayer

Catholic Resources – Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., “The Liturgy of the Hours, Psalms and Verses Omitted from the Four-Week Psalter”
http://catholic-resources.org/LoH/Psalter-Omissions.html

Jews For Jesus – Stuart Dauermann, “Interesting Facts About the Book of Psalms,” April 1985 Newsletter.
https://jewsforjesus.org/publications/newsletter/newsletter-apr-1985/interesting-facts-about-the-book-of-psalms-newsletter-apr-1985

Jewish Encyclopedia – Emil G. Hirsch, “Psalms”
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12409-psalms

Knowable Word
http://www.knowableword.com/2013/03/20/top-10-ot-books-quoted-in-nt

Note: re the fifth bullet point in this article, (*Psalms of Lamentation, or sorrow, “always end on a note of praise, thanksgiving, or absolute trust in God.”), Information via personal communication to the Editor by Sr. Mary Timothea Elliott, RSM, S.S.D. 

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (C)

The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross
https://oca.org/saints/lives/2014/09/14/102610-the-universal-exaltation-of-the-precious-and-life-giving-cross

Saints Preserve Us (N)

Boston Catholic Journal –The Complete Roman Martyrology for Daily Reflection:
http://www.boston-catholic-journal.com/roman-martyrology-complete-in-english-for-daily-reflection.htm

Catholic Saints – September 6
http://catholicsaints.mobi/calendar/6-september.htm

* CatholicSaints.Info, notes about your extended family in heaven – Home
https://catholicsaints.info

Wikipedia – Portal: Catholic Church/Patron Archive/September
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Catholic_Church/Patron_Archive/September


Scriptural Secrets (N)

Agape Bible Study – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_23_a

Agape Bible Study – “The Significance of Numbers in Scripture”
http://agapebiblestudy.com/documents/The%20Significance%20of%20Numbers%20in%20Scripture.htm

St. Charles Borromeo Bible  Commentary – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_23.pdf

Bible Study – “Meaning of Numbers in the Bible: the Number 4”
https://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/4.html

Grace In Torah – “Hebrew Numbers 1-20,” K. Gallagher
https://graceintorah.net/2015/06/15/hebrew-numbers-1-10/


Catechetical Corner (N)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1776)

Catholic Answers – “The Shema: Catholic vs. Jewish Perspective,” by Tom Nash
https://www.catholic.com/qa/the-shema-catholic-vs-jewish-perspective

Catholic Answers – “Where Does Conscience Come From,” by Matt Nelson
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/where-does-conscience-come-from

Catholic Answers – “Conscience”
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/Conscience

The Real Presence, Modern Catholic Dictionary – “conscience,”
http://www.therealpresence.org/cgi-bin/getdefinition.pl

 

Bible Story Time: Davis’s Sin (T)

The story of King David and Bathsheba is told in 2 Samuel 11

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 3 September 2017- 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 41-A

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N)

EWTN – “Lorica of St. Patrick”
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/devotions/lorica-of-saint-patrick-349

Our Catholic Prayers – St. Patrick’s Breastplate
https://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/st-patricks-breastplate.html

Wikipedia – St. Patrick’s Breastplate
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Breastplate


Pray Unceasingly (C)

USCCB
http://www.usccb.org/bible/psalms/0

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church (NABRE)
*p. 1622


Saints Preserve Us! (N)

Catholicism.org – The Life of Saint Gregory the Great.” Sr. Catherine Goddard Clark, M.I.C.M.
https://catholicism.org/gregory-great.html

New Advent – “Pope St. Gregory I (“the Great”),” by Gilbert Huddleson
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06780a.htm

EWTN – St. Gregory the Great
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/saints/gregory-the-great-596

 

Champions of the Faith (C)

St. Peter Claver:
http://www.cartagenainfo.net/saintpeterclaver/


Poetry & Prayer I (N) (T)

Cavins, Jeff, Sarah Christmyer, & Tim Gray. Psalms, The School of Prayer. The Great Adventure: Ascension Press.
BibleStudyforCatholics.com at AscensionPress.com

National Catholic Register – David Kerr, “Pope: Psalms ‘Are a School of Prayer'”
http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/pope-psalms-are-a-school-of-prayer

Catholic Resources – Fr. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., “The Liturgy of the Hours, Psalms and Verses Omitted from the Four-Week Psalter”
http://catholic-resources.org/LoH/Psalter-Omissions.html

Jewish Encyclopedia – Emil G. Hirsch, “Psalms”
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12409-psalms


Scriptural Secrets (N)

Agape Bible Study – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (cycle A)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_22_a

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_22.pdf

 

Hidden Treasures (C)

Aland, Kurt, Editor. Synopsis of the Four Gospels , English Edition. United States: United Bible Societies, 1985.
*Three Predictions of his Suffering and Death, p. 151, #159; p. 157, #164; p. 224, #262

First Prediction of Passion and Death:          Matthew 16:21-23 — Mark 8:31-33 —  Luke 9:22
Second Prediction of Passion and Death:     Matthew 17:22-23 — Mark 9:30-32  — Luke 9:43-45
Third Prediction of Passion and Death:         Matthew 20:17-19 — Mark 10:32-34 — Luke 18:31-3


Catholic I.D. (T)

Evangelical  Councils:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 915)

Catechetical Corner (N)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1197, 2857)

Catholic Answers – “What Are Some of the Meanings of the Word ‘Glory’?” by Tom Nash
https://www.catholic.com/qa/what-are-some-of-the-meanings-of-the-word-glory

Catholic Culture – ‘glory’
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/dictionary/index.cfm?id=33751

Catholic Exchange – “We Were Made For the Glory of God,” by Fr. Maurice Emelu
https://catholicexchange.com/made-glory-god

 

Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 618)


Bible Story Time: David Rocked…Then Ruled (T)

King David’s transfer of the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem is recounted in 2 Samuel 6:1-19

 

 

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August 2023

The Fleet Sources – 27 August 2023 – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – 40-A

The Way of the Discalced (N); The Carmelite Way (C)

Charity & Contemplation:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2709)

Carmelite Institute – Teresa of Avila, “Living a Life of Humility”
https://carmeliteinstitute.net/teresa-of-avila-living-a-life-of-humility/

OCDS – Formation Handbook, Secular Order of the Discalced Carmelites; The Specific Guidelines for Formation in the United States and The Responsibilities of Councils, Formators, Candidates, Groups, and Communities
https://www.ocds.info/Formation23/OCDS_Formation_Handbook.pdf

Holy Name of Mary – The Virtue of Detachment, Fr. Mark
https://holynameofmary.net/2022/09/04/the-virtue-of-detachment/

Carmelite Conversations
https://www.carmeliteconversations.com
Browse archives; search by topic:
https://www.carmeliteconversations.com/episodes/

­­­­­­St. John of the Cross Lay Carmelites – Charity in the Heart of the Church – Lesson from Blessed Titus Brandsma
https://stjohnofthecrosslaycarmelites.ca/2020/09/24/charity-in-the-heart-of-the-church-lesson-from-blessed-titus-brandsma/

Catholic Stand – “Principles for Your Spiritual Life: Insights from the Carmelite Rule,” by Father Nicholas Blackwell O. Carm.
https://catholicstand.com/principles-for-your-spiritual-life-insights-from-the-carmelite-rule/

Carmelite Monks – Carmelite Spirituality
https://www.carmelitemonks.org/CarmeliteSpirituality.php

Turning Point (N) (C) (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 586)

 Warfare History Network – “The Fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE: A Story of Roman Revenge,” by Tim Miller
https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/article/the-fall-of-jerusalem-in-70-ce-a-story-of-roman-revenge/

World History Encyclopedia – “The Siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE”
https://www.worldhistory.org/article/1993/the-siege-of-jerusalem-in-70-ce/

 

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

St. Simeon Stylites the Elder (390-459; feast, September 1st)

Britannica – St. Simeon Stylites
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Simeon-Stylites

New Advent – St. Simeon Stylites the Elder
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13795a.htm

New World Encyclopedia – Simeon Stylites
https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Simeon_Stylites

The Tertullian Project – “The Life of St. Simeon Stylites: A Translation of the Syriac Text in Bedjan’s Acta Martyrum et Sanctorum, Vol. IV.,” by the Rev. Frederick Lent, Ph. D., of New Haven, Conn.
https://www.tertullian.org/fathers/simeon_stylites_vita_00_intro.htm

 

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

The Sacred Page – Is the Pope In the Bible?
https://thesacredpage.com/2020/08/21/is-the-pope-in-the-bible-21st-week-of-ot/

Catholic Exchange – “The Biblical Boots of the Papacy,” by Tyler Blanski
https://catholicexchange.com/biblical-boots-papacy/

Agape Bible Study – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_21_a

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_21.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 882)

Tugboat – Our Salvation History: David’s Sin

 For the full story, read 2 Samuel 11-12


Tugboat Challenge: Fill In the Blanks

 

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The Fleet Sources – 20 August 2023 – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 39-A

The Way of the Discalced Carmelite (N) (C)

Detachment & Meditation
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2705)

Carmelite Institute – Teresa of Avila, “Living a Life of Humility”
https://carmeliteinstitute.net/teresa-of-avila-living-a-life-of-humility/

OCDS – Formation Handbook, Secular Order of the Discalced Carmelites; The Specific Guidelines for Formation in the United States and The Responsibilities of Councils, Formators, Candidates, Groups, and Communities
https://www.ocds.info/Formation23/OCDS_Formation_Handbook.pdf

Holy Name of Mary – The Virtue of Detachment, Fr. Mark
https://holynameofmary.net/2022/09/04/the-virtue-of-detachment/

Carmelite Conversations
https://www.carmeliteconversations.com
browse archives; search by topic:
https://www.carmeliteconversations.com/episodes/

St. John of the Cross – Banishing our false gods, the importance of detachment in Carmelite Spirituality
https://stjohnofthecrosslaycarmelites.ca/2021/02/04/banishing-our-false-gods-the-importance-of-detachment-in-carmelite-spirituality/

Carmelite Sisters – Spiritual Detachment
https://carmelitesistersocd.com/2012/spiritual-detachment/


Catholic I.D./ From Your Lips to God’s Ear
(T)

Kinds of Prayer
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2577, 2626, 2627, 2630, 2631, 2635, 2638, 2644)


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

The College of St. Rose – Saint Rose of Lima (1586-1617): The inspiration for the College’s name
https://www.strose.edu/2021/05/14/saint-rose-of-lima-1586-1617-the-namesake-of-the-college/

Catholic Online – St. Rose of Lima
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=446

CNA, Catholic News Association – St. Rose of Lima
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=446

Catholics & Cultures – Celebrating the Feast of Saint Rose of Lima
https://www.catholicsandcultures.org/educator-resources/student-blog/2018/celebrating-feast-saint-rose-lima


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

Agape Bible Study – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_20_a

St. Charles Borromeo – 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_20.pdf


Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2610)


Tugboat –
Our Salvation History:

David Rocked, Then Ruled:
David’s story, found in detail in 1 and 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles, is presented in this article as an overview to help in remembering this great King of Israel.


Tugboat Challenge:
Make Your Prayer

 

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The Fleet Sources – 13 August 2023 – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 38-A

The Way of the Discalced (N); The Carmelite Way (C)

Humility & Vocal Prayer –
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2700)

Carmelite Institute – Teresa of Avila, “Living a Life of Humility”
https://carmeliteinstitute.net/teresa-of-avila-living-a-life-of-humility/

OCDS – Formation Handbook, Secular Order of the Discalced Carmelites; The Specific Guidelines for Formation in the United States and The Responsibilities of Councils, Formators, Candidates, Groups, and Communities
https://www.ocds.info/Formation23/OCDS_Formation_Handbook.pdf

Holy Name of Mary – The Virtue of Detachment, Fr. Mark
https://holynameofmary.net/2022/09/04/the-virtue-of-detachment/

Carmelite Conversations
https://www.carmeliteconversations.com
browse archives; search by topic:
https://www.carmeliteconversations.com/episodes/

Spiritual Direction – Humility; Divine Intimacy, a meditation
https://spiritualdirection.com/2017/03/13/humility

 

From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

The Assumption, August 15:
The First Good News: Genesis 3:15

 

Humility Enfleshed (N); Humility  Made Flesh (C)

Petrine and Marian dimensions of the Church:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 721, 773)

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1661)

Agape Bible Study – 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_19_a

St Charles Borromeo Bible Study – !9th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_19.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 219, 1618)

 

Tugboat: 4 Cardinal Virtues, a Review

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1809)

 

Tugboat – Our Salvation History: From Judges to Kings

 This summary account concludes the First Book of Samuel (1 Samuel).


Tugboat Challenge:
Matching

 

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The Fleet Sources – 6 August 2023 – The Transfiguration of The Lord – 37-A

The Way of the Discalced Carmelite (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2721)

Carmelite Institute – Teresa of Avila, “Living a Life of Humility”
https://carmeliteinstitute.net/teresa-of-avila-living-a-life-of-humility/

OCDS – Formation Handbook, Secular Order of the Discalced Carmelites; The Specific Guidelines for Formation in the United States and The Responsibilities of Councils, Formators, Candidates, Groups, and Communities
https://www.ocds.info/Formation23/OCDS_Formation_Handbook.pdf

Holy Name of Mary – The Virtue of Detachment, Fr. Mark
https://holynameofmary.net/2022/09/04/the-virtue-of-detachment/

Carmelite Conversations <browse archives;
https://www.carmeliteconversations.com
search by topic:
https://www.carmeliteconversations.com/episodes/

EWTN – The Way of Perfection, Teresa of Avila
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/way-of-perfection-12646

 

From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Ways to Pray:

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2701, 2705, 2706, 2709, 2721)

 

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

Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (August 9):

Catholic News Agency (CNA) – St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-teresa-benedicta-of-the-cross-edith-stein-557

Vatican News Services – “Teresa Benedict of the Cross Edith Stein (1891-1942), nun, Discalced Carmelite, martyr”
https://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/saints/ns_lit_doc_19981011_edith_stein_en.html

My Catholic Life – Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
https://mycatholic.life/saints/saints-of-the-liturgical-year/august-9-saint-teresa-benedicta-of-the-cross-edith-stein-virgin-and-martyr/

Franciscan Media – St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross’ Story
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-teresa-benedicta-of-the-cross/

 

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

Agape Bible Study – Feast of the Transfiguration (Cycle A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Obligations_Solemnities_Feasts/transfiguration_a

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – Transfiguration of Our Lord – Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_transfig.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 294, 556, 772)


*Tugboat – Our Salvation History: Saul’s Sin

 Reading 1 Samuel 28 will show how greatly Saul offended God by breaking the Law. No Israelite was permitted to  partake in fortune telling and sorcery. Saul even went against his own command against consulting mediums.


*Tugboat Challenge:
True or False

Did you get all the right answers?

 

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July 2023

The Fleet Sources – 30 July 2023 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 36-A

The Catholic Imagination: Sharing the Joy (N) (C)

*“My Lord and my God!”
*Revised from previously published Catholic Navigator issues

 

4 Cardinals: Justice, for Others (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1807)

 

Stars of the Faith (T)

St. John Vianney: feast, August 4th
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=399

 

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

Agape Bible Study –  17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_17_a

St. Charles Borromeo – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_17.pdf

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 905, 1825)

 

Tugboat: Catholic I.D.

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1807)     

 

Tugboat: Our Salvation History: Saul’s Jealousy

The  account of David and King  Saul begins with David meeting Saul after he has slain Goliath (1 Samuel 17:55) and continues to Saul’s death (1 Samuel 31). It is quite a story!

 

Tugboat Challenge: Match the Virtue

 

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The Fleet Sources – 23 July 2023 – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 35-A

The Catholic Experience: Savoring Goodness (N) (C)

Touching & Being Touched By God* –

*Revised from previously published Catholic Navigator issues


4 Cardinals: Justice, for God & Self (N) (C) (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1807)


Stars of the Faith (T)

St. James, feast: July 25th

CNA, Catholic News Agency – St. James
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-james-547

Catholic Answers – “Who Was the First Apostle to Be Martyred?” Jimmy Akin
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/who-was-the-first-apostle-to-be-martyred


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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1731)

Agape Bible Study – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_16.pdf

*Tugboat: parables, the Kingdom of God Parables


Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 311, 1822, 1826)


Catholic I.D
. (T)

Temperance:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC  1809)

Tugboat – Our Salvation History: David & Goliath

1 Samuel 17 has the story of David conquering Goliath.

 

Tugboat Challenge: Double Scramble

 

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The Fleet Sources – 16 July 2023 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 34-A

The Catholic Ear: Knowing Truth (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 117, 118)

 

The Senses of Scripture*:

God the Father, Creator ours,
Filled time and place with proof,                 (literal deeds)
And through the Word, the Son of God,
Revealed His hidden truths.                     (spiritual: what is)
Jesus, Son of God enfleshed,
Showed us how to be,                (spiritual: what should be)
While Holy Spirit, here at last,
Leads us to Eternity!                        (spiritual: what will be)

*Revised from previously published Catholic Navigator issues

 

4 Cardinals: Fortitude (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1808)

 

Stars of the Faith (T)

CNA, Catholic News Agency– “St. Mary Magdalene” (July 22nd)
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-mary-magdalene-309

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_15_a

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_15.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1817, 1818, 1820, 1821)

 

Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1804)

 

Tugboat – Our Salvation History: Last Judge – First Prophet

1 Samuel 8-10 tells of the Israelites desire for  a king, of Samuel’s resistance, and finally of the choice of Saul  as Israel’s first king. 1 Kings 13 relates  how Saul lost favor with God. In 1 Kings 15 Saul is rejected  by God, and in  1 Kings 16 Samuel goes to Bethlehem and anoints David as future King of Israel.

 

Tugboat Challenge: Three Things Necessary to Nourish God’s Word in Us…

What three things did you write about?

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The Fleet Sources – 9 July 2023 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 33-A

The Catholic Eye: Recognizing Beauty (N) (C)

Article includes Aquinas, on objective beauty*
* Revised from previously published Catholic Navigator issues

 

4 Cardinals: Temperance (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1809)

 

Stars of the Faith (T)

St Benedict – (July 11th, birthday; March 21st, day of death)

Being Benedictine – Happy Birthday, St. Benedict!
https://beingbenedictine.com/2019/03/20/transitus-of-st-benedict-happy-feast-day/

Homiletic & Pastoral Review – “St. Benedict: A Sixth Century Saint for the Twenty-First Century”
https://www.hprweb.com/2012/07/st-benedict-a-sixth-century-saint-for-the-twenty-first-century/

St. Benedict Church – “A Life of Saint Benedict”
http://www.saintbenedict.org/saint-benedict

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, (Cycle A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_14.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 150, 166, 1814, 2609, 2610)

 

Catholic ID (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1804, 1806)

 

Tugboat – Our Salvation History: Models of Faithfulness

The story of Ruth is told in four short chapters in the Book of Ruth.

1 Samuel 1-2 tells of Hannah, Samuel’s birth, and his dedication to  the Lord.

 

Tugboat Challenge: “When I was wise…”

Did you remember a right (and wise) decision you made?

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The Fleet Sources – 2 July 2023 – 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 32-A

The Children of God:

Origins & Ends – Psalm 139: 14a, RSVCE & NABRE
*Revised from previously published Catholic Navigator issues

 

4 Cardinals: Prudence (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1806)

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_13.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1766, 2197)
           *Order of Love – Catholic Definition of Love

 

Catholic I.D. (T)Theological Virtues: Faith, Hope, & Charity

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1813, 1814, 1817, 1818, 1822)

 

Tugboat – Our Salvation History: Here Comes the Judge!

Solomon’s story, from birth to death, is found in the Book of Judges, Chapters 13 through 16.

 

Tugboat Challenge: Examples of Virtue

 

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June 2023

The Fleet Sources – 25 June 2023 – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 31-A

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

Prayer for the New Evangelization
https://www.usccb.org/prayers/prayer-new-evangelization#:~:text=pour%20forth%20your%20Holy%20Spirit,these%20words%20from%20Holy%20Scripture.&text=so%20that%20I%20might%20truly%20believe%20in%20and%20live%20the%20Good%20News.&text=and%20grant%20me%20the%20confidence%20to%20proclaim%20the%20Good%20News%20to%20others.&text=and%20witness%20to%20the%20Gospel,through%20my%20words%20and%20actions.

 

They Gave Their All (N) (C) (T)

Catholic News Agency (CNA) – Sts. Peter and Paul
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/sts-peter-and-paul-501

Franciscan Media – Saints Peter and Paul
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saints-peter-and-paul/

Catholic Culture – “Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles”
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2021-06-29

Aleteia – “3 Types of martyrdom that lead to a heavenly reward”
https://aleteia.org/2017/10/31/3-types-of-martyrdom-that-lead-to-a-heavenly-reward/

Catholic Herald – “Don’t Forget to Honor the White Martyrs”
https://catholicherald.org/catholic-herald/general/don-t-forget-to-honor-the-white-martyrs/

Palais Du Rosaire, Lourdes – “The martyrs of Christianity: The red martyrs”
https://www.palaisdurosaire.com/gb/blog/the-martyrs-of-christianity-the-red-martyrs-n79

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_12.pdf

 

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

Catechism  of the Catholic Church – (CCC 852)

Etymology Online – Apostle
https://www.etymonline.com/word/apostle#:~:text=apostle%20(n.)&text=The%20current%20form%20of%20the,people”%20is%20from%20early%2015c.

Tugboat- Our Salvation History: And the Walls Came Tumblin’ Down

Read Joshua 2; 5:13-15; 6 for the story of Rahab and Jericho’s fall.


Tugboat Challenge:
Fill-in

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The Fleet Sources – 18 June 2023 – 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 30-A

Be Still and Know That I Am God (N)– Pray Without Ceasing  (C)–From Your Lips to God’s Ear (N)

Pope Francis – Prayer to be Disciples and Missionaries:
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/prayers/prayer-to-be-disciples-and-missionaries.cfm

 

Disciples: Hearing & Heeding (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 905)

Franciscan Media – John Fisher
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-john-fisher/

A short biography of St. Thomas More:
https://stmchapelhill.org/biography-of-st-thomas-more

The Catholic Dictionary’s account of St. John Fisher:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08462b.htm

Catholic Reading – “Saint John Fisher, Bishop and Martyr – Feast Day – June 22”
https://catholicreadings.org/saint-john-fisher-of-rochester/

Catholic News Agency (CNA) – Thomas More
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-thomas-more-499

Catholic Reading – Thomas More
https://catholicreadings.org/saint-thomas-more/

 

Laborers of the Harvest (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 852, 1575)

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

Catholic Answers – Apostle
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/apostles

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_11_a

St. Charles Borromeo – 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_11.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 3, 12)

 

Our Salvation History: The Law & the Sin (T)

This is a summary of the story of Moses leading the  Israelites from Egypt to the edge of the Promised Land.

 

Tugboat Challenge: Learn About an Apostle

 Which Apostle did you choose, and what did you  learn about him?

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 11 June 2023 – Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood – 29-A

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

Pope Benedict XVI commented on  St. Augustine’s “self-excommunication” – i.e., fasting from  the Most Holy Eucharist:
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2020/03/19/joseph-ratzinger-on-fasting-from-the-eucharist/

Fr. Raymond DeSousa asks what St.  Augustine’s penitential Eucharistic fast can teach  us today:
https://www.ncregister.com/news/what-can-st-augustine-s-penitential-eucharistic-fast-teach-us-today

 

A Singular Moment… (N) (C) – Stars of Our Faith (T)

The Story of Little Li – Taken from “The Hidden Child of Medjugorje” by Sister Emmanuel:
https://maryrefugeofsouls.com/2022/01/02/the-story-of-little-li-taken-from-the-hidden-child-of-medjugorje-by-sister-emmanuel/

Catholicism.org – “China’s Holy Little Girl, Martyr for the Eucharist,”
https://catholicism.org/chinas-holy-little-girl-martyr-for-the-eucharist.html

*via Zenit:
https://zenit.org/articles/eucharistic-adoration-transforming-a-city/

 

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

Fr. Michael Rennier writes that the Eucharist is not just for eating:
https://www.crisismagazine.com/opinion/the-eucharist-is-not-just-for-eating

St. Charles Borromeo  Church, Picayune, MS: Bible Studies
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_corpus.pdf

Agape Bible Study:
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Obligations_Solemnities_Feasts/corpus_christi_a

Orthodox Church Quotes – St. Cyril of Alexandra
https://www.orthodoxchurchquotes.com/2014/06/27/st-cyril-of-alexandra-if-the-poison-of-pride-is-swelling-up-in-you-turn-to-the-eucharist/

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1331)

Catholic World Report – “The Blessed Sacrament: It’s either All or nothing,” Carl E. Olson
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2019/06/22/the-blessed-sacrament-its-either-all-or-nothing-2/

Understanding Our Church – “Spiritual communion available when unable to receive Eucharist,” by Abbot Jerome Kodell, OSB
https://www.dolr.org/article/those-unable-receive-eucharist-can-have-spiritual-communion

Baltimore Catechism – #3; Lesson 23, Q. #912
http://www.baltimore-catechism.com/lesson23.htm

Our Catholic Prayers – Spiritual Communion
https://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/spiritual-communion.html

 

Tugboat: Our Salvation History – Bread From Heaven

 Exodus 15-17 tells the story in exciting detail. Note what difficulties Moses had shepherding his flock.

 

Tugboat Challenge: Unscramble Words

Did you unscramble the scrambled clues successfully?

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 04 June 2023 – Holy Trinity Sunday – 28-A

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

Liturgy of the Hours: Ordinary Time – WEEK III – TUESDAY Evening Prayer
https://www.liturgies.net/Liturgies/Catholic/loh/week3tuesdayep.htm

Trinity: Template for Life & Love (N) – The Diagram for Life (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 234)

Scriptural Sources (listed):
Romans 5:13; Jer.:31:33; Ez. 36:26a

Tim Staples of Catholic Answers has written an excellent article to help with understanding and explaining the Most Holy Trinity:
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/explaining-the-trinity

Stars of Our Faith (T)

St. Boniface:
https://faith.nd.edu/s/1210/faith/interior.aspx?sid=1210&gid=609&calcid=53508&calpgid=61&pgid=14866&crid=0
and
NewAdvent.org offers the original Catholic Encyclopedia article on St. Boniface:
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02656a.htm

Scriptural Secrets (N) – Hidden Gems (C)

The Gospel  for Holy Trinity Sunday: John 3:16-18

Agape Bible Study:
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Obligations_Solemnities_Feasts/most_holy_trinity_a

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Picayune, MS:
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_trinit.pdf


Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 234)

A Morning Song (For the First Day of Spring) by Eleanor Farjeon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morning_Has_Broken
and
https://www.godtube.com/popular-hymns/morning-has-broken/


Tugboat: Our Salvation History – The Exodus

Exodus 12:31 to 15:21 recounts the story of how the Israelites left Egypt. Ex. 15:1-21, a song of thanksgiving to the Lord, is regarded by many scholars as one of the oldest compositions in the Bible.


Tugboat Challenge: Compiling a List of Threes

How many ‘threes’ could you list?

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May 2023

The Fleet Sources – 30 May 2023 – Pentecost Sunday – 27-A

A Slip of The Tongue (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)

Britannica – Glossolalia
https://www.britannica.com/topic/glossolalia

Catholic Answers – “Speaking in Tongues,” by Tim Staples
https://www.catholic.com/video/speaking-in-tongues

New Advent, Catholic Encyclopedia – Summa Theologiae, Second Part of the Second Part, Question 176:

Speaking in tongues
https://www.newadvent.org/summa/3176.htm

 

Dear Fr. Thom (N)– God’s Gifts (C)– God’s Gifts To You (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 35, 1831, 1837)

Catholic Answers – “The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, What are the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, and why do they matter?” by Frank X. Blisard
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/the-seven-gifts-of-the-holy-spirit

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1831, 2623)

Agape Bible Study – The Feast of Pentecost (Cycles ABC)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/pentecost_abc

St. Charles Borromeo – The Feast of Pentecost (cycle A)
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_pentecos.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 655, 1832)

 

Tugboat – Our Salvation History: A Plague to End All Plagues

Exodus 11-12 relate the story of the tenth and last plague.

 

Tugboat Challenge: Matching, Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Can you remember these always?

 

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The Fleet Sources – 21 May 2023 – Ascension of the Lord/ Seventh Sunday of Easter – 26-A

Big Bang 2.0 (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)

 A reflection on creation.


From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Quote Investigator – “Watch your thoughts. They become words….”
http://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/01/10/watch-your-thoughts

Quora – “Watch your thoughts. They become words….”
https://www.quora.com/Who-said-this-quote-Gandhi-or-Margaret-Thatcher

 

Master-Disciple… Disciple or Mimic? (N) (C)

The Catholic Thing – “Total Recall,” by Paul D. Fr. Scalia
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2023/01/22/total-recall/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)

Agape Bible Study – Solemnity of the Ascension of The Lord (cycle a)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Obligations_Solemnities_Feasts/ascension_a

Agape Bible Study – Seventh Sunday of Easter (cycle A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_7_a

St. Charles Borromeo – Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ascen.pdf

St. Charles Borromeo – Seventh Sunday of Easter – cycle
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_east_7.pdf

 

Buried Treasures (T)

Moses, a man of prayer:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2593)

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 661, 663, 668, 669, 1794)

 

Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 661, 668, 2794)

 

Tugboat – Our Salvation History: Plagues!

Moses’ story  is found in Exodus, Chapters 7-10. The Final Plague is described in Exodus, Chapter  12.

 

Tugboat Challenge: True or False

 

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The Fleet Sources – 14 May 2023 – Sixth Sunday of Easter – 25-A

Ruah YHWH (N)– The Breath of God (C)– From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

               *St. Augustine’s Prayer To the Holy Spirit

Catholic Link – St. Augustine’s Prayer to the Holy Spirit
https://catholic-link.org/images/holy-spirit-prayer-st-augustine/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpN6O_sLb_QIVtWxvBB3WmQZBEAAYAiAAEgJX8PD_BwE

Knights of the Holy Spirit – Prayers to the Holy Spirit
https://www.knightsoftheholyeucharist.com/to-the-holy-spirit-prayer-download/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpN6O_sLb_QIVtWxvBB3WmQZBEAAYAyAAEgKRa_D_BwE

Young Catholics – Prayer to the Holy Spirit
https://young-catholics.com/1408/prayer-to-the-holy-spirit/

 

Up, Up, and Away(N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 660)

Catholic Answers – “Is Heaven a Place or Only a State of Mind?” by Terrye Newkirk
https://www.catholic.com/qa/is-heaven-a-place-or-only-a-state-of-mind

Catholic Answers – “What is Heaven,” by Tim Staples
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/what-is-heaven

Catholic Encyclopedia – Heaven, A treatment of the doctrine of heaven
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/heaven

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)

The Spirit of Truth, “What is truth?”

Agape Bible Study – Sixth Sunday of Easter (Cycle A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_6_a

St. Charles Borromeo – Sixth Sunday of Easter – cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_east_6.pdf

 

Buried Treasure: (T)

‘The Spirit of Truth’

Catechism of the Catholic Church
– (CCC 1848)

 

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

The Spirit of Truth, “What is truth?”

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2464, 2466)

 

Tugboat – Our Salvation History: Moses’ Mission

Exodus 3-4 tells how God prepared Moses to free His people in Egypt.

 

Tugboat Challenge: The Ten Commandments

To understand more about the Ten Commandments, visit this site:
https://young-catholics.com/233/ten-commandments-activity/

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 7 May 2023 – Fifth Sunday of Easter – 24-A

You’re My Home (N) (C)– Jesus, You’re My Home (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 756)

Etymology Online – cornerstone
https://www.etymonline.com/word/cornerstone#:~:text=cornerstone%20(n.),use%20is%20biblical%20(Isaiah%20xxvii.

Verbum 23.2.35, Verbum 9 Library. © 2000-2023 Faithlife, LLC.
*Inline Search, Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, “house.”

 

Living Stones (N) (C)

The Roman Guy – “18 Astonishing Facts About St. Peter’s Basilica In Rome,” by Sean Finelli
https://theromanguy.com/italy-travel-blog/vatican-city/st-peters-basilica/st-peters-basilica-facts-and-history/

Architectural Digest – “How Michelangelo Spent His Final Years Designing St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome,” by Janelle Zara
https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/how-michelangelo-spent-final-years-designing-st-peters-basilica-rome

St. Peter’s Basilica – “St. Peter’s Basilica – A Brief History,” by Fr. Carolan, OMI
https://stpetersbasilica.info/Docs/eguides-brief.htm

Nations Online – “About the Basilica of St. Peter,”
https://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/St_Peter_Vatican.htm

 

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

Carmelite Conversation Podcasts –
https://www.carmeliteconversations.com

Sacred Texts – “The Interior Castle, or The Mansions,” by St. Teresa of Avila [1921]
https://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/tic/index.htm

Agape Bible Study – Fifth Sunday of Easter (Cycle A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_5_a

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – Fifth Sunday of Easter – Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_east_5.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 784, 1536, 1538, 1569)

 

Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 784, 1536, 1569)             

 

Tugboat Our Salvation History

Moses Grows – Exodus 1-2 relate the beginnings of Moses’ story.

 

Tugboat Challenge: Imagining Our Father’s House

Let your imagination be your guide!

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April 2023

The Fleet Sources – 30 April 2023 – Fourth Sunday of Easter – 23-A

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

Preparing For the Descent of the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and kindle in them the fire of Your love.

  1. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created
  2. And Thou shall renew the face of the earth. Amen.

Let us pray

O God, who taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit, we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.


What’s In a Word – mysterion = mysterium + sacramentum (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 774, 1131)


Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)

Agape Bible Study – Fourth Sunday of Easter, cycle A
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_4_a

St. Charles Borromeo – Fourth Sunday of Easter, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_east_4.pdf


Buried Treasure (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1185, 1186)


Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 754, 1465, 1524, 2665)


Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1465, 2665)


Tugboat – Our Salvation History:

Baby in a Basket – Exodus 1 – 2 relate the beginnings of Moses’ story.


Tugboat Challenge:
Fill-Ins

 

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The Fleet Sources – 23 April 2023 – Third Sunday of Easter – 22-A

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

God’s Truth and Justice: Prerequisites for Mind and Heart as Requirements for Divine Mercy

 

Forgive Us Our Trespasses (Repentance, Mercy, Reconciliation) (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1441, 1442, 1445)

The Catholic Thing – “Repentance for Sin and Sacramental Absolution,” By Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap.
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2023/01/25/repentance-for-sin-and-sacramental-absolution/

The Catholic Thing – “And Those Whose Sins Ye Shall Retain…” by James V. Schall, S.J. (1928-2019)
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2016/07/05/and-those-whose-sins-ye-shall-retain/

Answering Genesis – The Sequence of Christs’ Post Resurrection Appearances, Where Exactly Did Jesus Appear, and to Whom?’ by Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell
https://answersingenesis.org/jesus/resurrection/the-sequence-of-christs-post-resurrection-appearances/

 

Family Prayer & Worship (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1324, 1327, 1328, 1329, 1330, 2179)

Franciscan Media – St. John Chrysostom
https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day/saint-john-chrysostom/

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)

Robert Alter. The Hebrew Bible, Volume 3, The Writings, Ketuvim, A Translation With Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2019.
*@ p. 52

Agape Bible Study – Third Sunday of Easter, cycle A
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_3_a

St. Charles Borromeo – Third Sunday of Easter, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_east_3.pdf

Resources For Catholic Educators – Third Sunday of Waster, Year A
http://www.4catholiceducators.com/Year%20A/3easterA.htm

 

Buried Treasure (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1441, 1445)

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1324, 1327, 1328, 1329, 1330)

 

Tugboat – Our Salvation History: Family Reunion

Joseph’s story begins in Genesis 37 and concludes with his death where Genesis ends.

 

Tugboat Challenge: True or False

 

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The Fleet Sources – 16 April 2023 – Divine Mercy Sunday (Second Sunday of Easter) – 21-A

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

Trisagion – “Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.” (Repeat three times)
https://www.standrewchandler.com/how-to-pray-the-chaplet

 

Thirty-Three (N) (C) – Stars of Our Faith (T)

Britannica – Saint Catherine of Siena
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Catherine-of-Siena

Catholic News Agency – St. Catherine of Siena
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-catherine-of-siena-451

St. Faustina – Biography
https://www.saint-faustina.org/biography/

Epic Pew – 10 Things You May Not Know About Saint Faustina
https://epicpew.com/10-things-may-not-know-saint-faustina-divine-mercy/

New Advent – Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10198d.htm

List:
Feed the hungry.
Give drink to the thirsty.
Clothe the naked.
Visit the imprisoned.
Shelter the homeless.
Visit the sick.
Bury the dead.

 

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

Catholic Veritas – “Four Gifts of the Resurrected Body,” by John Johnson
https://catholicveritas.com/blog/four-gifts-resurrected-body

Dr. Taylor Marshall – “Do You Know the Four Properties of a Glorified Resurrected Human Body?”
https://taylormarshall.com/2012/10/do-you-know-four-properties-of.html

Theopolis Institute – “Subtlety, Agility, Clarity,” by Peter Leithart
https://theopolisinstitute.com/leithart_post/subtlety-agility-clarity/

Catholic Theology – Summa Theologica
http://www.catholictheology.info/summa-theologica/summa-part3sup.php?q=493

Agape Bible Study – Second Sunday of Easter, Cycle A
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_3_a

St. Charles Borromeo – Second Sunday of Easter, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_lent_2.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 640, 643, 644)

 

TugboatOur Salvation History: Joseph’s Destiny

This part of Joseph’s story is found in Genesis 39-41.

 

Tugboat Challenge: Patron Saint of What?!

Consider how best you could serve as a patron saint.

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The Fleet Sources – 9 April 2023 – The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ – 20-A

This is the Day the LORD Has Made! (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2761, 2853, 2854)


From God’s Lips to Your Ears (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2761, 2853, 2854, 2865)

 

This Is the Day the Lord Has Made! (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (2853, 2854, 2761)

 

Let Us Rejoice and Be Glad! (N) (C) This is the Day (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1165, 1166, 1169)

 

‘Mother of All Masses’ (N) (C)

‘Breakdown’ of the Easter Vigil Mass: Service of the Light, Easter Proclamation, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of Baptism, Liturgy of the Eucharist

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 356)

           

Tugboat – Our Salvation History: The Greatest Story Ever Told!

Theology of Work – “Joseph’s Promotion by Pharaoh (Genesis 41:1-45)”
https://www.theologyofwork.org/old-testament/genesis-12-50-and-work/joseph-genesis-372-5026/josephs-promotion-by-pharaoh-genesis-411-45

Got Questions – “How many brothers did King David have?”
https://www.gotquestions.org/David-brothers.html


Tugboat Challenge
: Word Jumble

 

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The Fleet Sources – 2 April 2023 – Palm Sunday of Our Lord’s Passion – 19-A

Our Father… (N)– Pray without Ceasing (C) – From God’s Lips to Your Ears (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church –
 (CCC 2846)

The Catholic Thing – “The Lord’s Koan,” by Michael Pakaluk
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2022/08/17/the-lords-koan/


Liturgical lights (N)– A Most Holy Week (C)– Three Days (T)

Etymology Online – paschal
https://www.etymonline.com/word/paschal

Saint Patrick Church & School – “What is Holy Week?”
https://www.saintpats.org/parish/holy-week/#:~:text=Holy%20Week%2C%20the%20final%20week,to%20when%20He%20was%20crucified.

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 560, 2816)

 

Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 560)

 

Our Salvation History: The Youngest of Twelve (T)

Got Questions – Birth Order of Jacob’s Thirteen Children
https://www.gotquestions.org/Jacobs-children.html

 

Tugboat Challenge: Lenten Actions

 

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March 2023

The Fleet Sources – 26 March 2023 – Fifth Sunday of Lent – 18-A

Our Father… Be Still and Know (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C)– From God’s Lips to Your Ears (T)

“And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2838, 2840, 2842, 2844)

 

It’s Been Said (N)– Bingeing & Purging (C)

Catholic Stand – Predestination and How Sanctifying Grace Justifies Us
https://catholicstand.com/predestination-and-how-sanctifying-grace-justifies-us/

Gloria T.V. – For “An Unpublished Manuscript On Purgatory,” a private revelation to ‘Sister M. de L.C. of a convent V.’ in 1873, from a Sister M. G., former Sister in the same convent who is now speaking from Purgatory
https://gloria.tv/post/Ydu2JH91iB6P3arbYPB1pmcur

Mechthild of Magdeburg, The Flowing Light of the Godhead. The Classics of Western Spirituality, Mahway: Paulist Press, 1998.

 

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

Scrutiny III – Light-Life Miracle – The Raising of Lazarus:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 989, 990)

Agape Bible Study – Fifth Sunday of Lent, cycle A
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_5_a

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – Fifth Sunday of Lent, cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_lent_5.pdf

Resources for Catholic Educators – Fifth Sunday of Lent, cycle A
http://www.4catholiceducators.com/searchresults.html

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 365, 1028, 1088)

Catholic I.D. – Purgatory

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1031)

 

Tugboat – Our Salvation History: Jacob’s Struggle

Read Genesis 32:23-33 to learn how Jacob got his new name. What is the new name?

Tugboat Challenge: Lenten Acts

 How many stars will you place in the boxes this week?

 

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The Fleet Sources – 19 March 2023 – Fourth Sunday of Lent – 17-A

Our Father… Be Still and Know (N)– Pray Without Ceasing (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2828, 2834, 2835, 2837)


From God’s Lips to Your Ears
(T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2828, 2837)


It’s Been Said (N)– They Say (C)

Kneeling:

Pastoral Liturgy – A Good Read; Reviewing The Spirit of the Liturgy, by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
http://pastoralliturgy.org/resources/0601GoodRead.php

Crossroads Initiative – “The Theology of Kneeling,” From Cardinal Josef Ratzinger’s book The Spirit of the Liturgy
https://www.crossroadsinitiative.com/media/articles/theology-of-kneeling-cardinal-ratzinger/


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

Scrutiny II – Light-Sight Miracle: The Man Born Blind:

Agape Bible Study – Fourth Sunday of Lent, cycle A
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_4_a

St. Charles Borromeo – Fourth Sunday of Lent, cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_lent_4.pdf

Resources for Catholic Educators – Fourth Sunday of Lent, cycle A
https://www.4catholiceducators.com/gospeljohn9-bible.htm


Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Reason and Faith:

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 156, 548)


Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 515)


Tugboat – Our Salvation History: The Tricky Twin is Tricked

This story if found in Genesis 29.

 

Tugboat Challenge: Lenten Acts

Make this an all star week!

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 12 March 2023 – Third Sunday of Lent – 16-A

Our Father – Be Still… (N) – Pray Without Ceasing (C) – From God’s Lips to Your Ears (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church –
(CCC 2825)

Imago Dei – Image of God (N) (C)

Catholic Answers – “How Are We Like the Image and Likeness of God?”
https://www.catholic.com/qa/how-are-we-the-image-and-likeness-of-god


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

Scrutiny I – Light-Fright Miracle: Woman at the Well

Agape Bible Study – Third Sunday of Lent, cycle A
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_3_a

St. Charles Borromeo – Third Sunday of Lent, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_lent_3.pdf

Resources for Catholic Educators – Third Sunday of Lent, Cycle A
https://www.4catholiceducators.com/gospeljohn4-bible.htm


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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 158, 548, 1834, 1849)

“Faith seeks understanding.” St. Anselm

“I believe in order to understand; and I understand, the better to believe.” (St. Augustine, as in CCC 158)


Tugboat –
Our Salvation History: Jacob’s Ladder

Read with an adult about Jacob’s dream at Bethel – Genesis 28:10-22


Tugboat Challenge: Lenten Acts

How many stars did you mark in squares this week?

 

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The Fleet Sources – 5 March 2023 – Second Sunday of Lent – 15-A

Our Father (N) –  Be Still and Know (C) – From God’s Lips to Your Ears (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2817, 2818)

 

Dear Fr. Thom (N) – It’s Been Said (C) – Dear Sister St. Henry (T)

The Catholic Telegraph – Refresher on the Rules of Fast and Abstinence During Lent
https://www.thecatholictelegraph.com/refresher-on-the-rules-of-fast-and-abstinence-during-lent/21603

USCCB – Lenten Resources
https://www.usccb.org/prayer-worship/liturgical-year/lent

USCCB – Fasts & Abstinence
https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year-and-calendar/lent/catholic-information-on-lenten-fast-and-abstinence

 

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

Catholic World Report – “New work of Christology marked by orthodox depth and ecumenical insights,” by Carl Trueman
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2021/12/27/new-work-of-christology-marked-by-orthodox-depth-and-ecumenical-insights/

National Catholic Register – “Transfiguration Sunday: Glory Is Found in Self-Sacrifice,” by John Bergsma
https://www.ncregister.com/features/transfiguration-sunday-glory-is-found-in-self-sacrifice

The Compass – “The Seven Signs in John” by Patricia Kasten
https://www.thecompassnews.org/2017/03/seven-signs-john/

Additionally, in the Tugboat –
Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1000)

 

Catechetical Corner (N) – Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1000)

 

Tugboat – Our Salvation History: Warring Nations & a Tricky Twin

With an adult, read Genesis 25:19-34 and Genesis 27:1-45.

 

Tugboat Challenge: Lenten Acts

How many stars did you mark in the boxes?

 

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February 2023

The Fleet Sources – 26 February 2023 – First Sunday of Lent – 14-A

Our Father Who Art in Heaven- (N) (C)

“Hallowed be Thy Name”

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2807)

Catholic Culture – Reception of Mercy Begins with Repentance
https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/reception-mercy-begins-with-repentance/

 

You Have to Ask(N) (C)

Personal Reflection

 

From God’s Lips to Your Ear(T)

“Hallowed be Thy Name”

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2807)

 USCCB – Unique to Matthew
http://oldsite.english.ucsb.edu/faculty/oconnell/newtestament/matthewunique.html

 

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

What is your golden calf, if you have one?

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 1434, 1969)

 

*Tugboat – Our Salvation History: The Binding of Isaac

Read Genesis 22 with an adult.

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Pray, Fast, Give Alms

 

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The Fleet Sources – 19 February 2023 – Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – 13-A

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2697) – Our Father, Introduction

 

“You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!” (N) (C)

Chabad – “What does ‘eye for an eye’ really mean?”
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/479511/jewish/What-Does-Eye-for-an-Eye-Really-Mean.htm

Chabad – “The Judge and the Refugee”
https://www.chabad.org/parshah/article_cdo/aid/2279/jewish/The-Judge-and-the-Refugee.htm

 

Tugboat – From God’s Lips to Our Ears

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1969, 2759, 2779)

 

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

Called to Holiness, Called to Perfection

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)–  Buried Treasure (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 2842, 2844)

 

TugboatOur Salvation History: Sin & Salt

Read the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in a Catholic Children’s Bible.

 

Tugboat Challenge: ‘What To Do For Lent?’

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The Fleet Sources – 12 Feb. 2023 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 12-A

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus (N) (C) (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2809)

 Chabad– “Triple Holiness”
https://www.chabad.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/aid/379949/jewish/Triple-Holiness.htm

New Advent – “Sanctus”
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13432a.htm

Praecis-Latinae – “The Sanctus”
https://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/Trinitas/Sanctus.html

 

Remove Your Sandals From Your Feet… (N) (C)

Orthodox Wiki – Trisagion
https://orthodoxwiki.org/Trisagion

Scott Hahn. Holy Is His Name, the Transforming Power Of God’s Holiness in Scripture. Steubenville, Ohio: Emmaus Road Publishing, 2022. [Ebook: ISBN 978-1-64585-257-5]
*at p. 41

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1972)

Agape Bible Study – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, cycle A
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_6_a

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1950, 1953)

 

 *Tugboat – Our Salvation History: Laughter at Last

Read with an adult Genesis 18: 1-15

 

*Tugboat Challenge:

Discuss the First Commandment, then determine the Letter of the Law and the Spirit of the Law.

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 5 Feb 2023 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 11-A

The Battle of Prayer, IV (N) (C)
and
From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2742, 2743, 2744)

 

New Testament Times (N) (C)

Worth Their Salt:

NPR – “From Salt To Salary: Linguists Take A Page From Science,” by Wim Hordijk
https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2014/11/08/362478685/from-salt-to-salary-linguists-take-a-page-from-science#:~:text=Being%20so%20valuable%2C%20soldiers%20in,as%20the%20word%20″salary.”

Kiwi Hellenist – “Salt and salary: were Roman soldiers paid in salt?”
http://kiwihellenist.blogspot.com/2017/01/salt-and-salary.html

 

*Stars of the Faith (T)

St Blaise:
NC Register – “How St. Blaise Saved a City and More Fascinating Facts About Him,” by John Pronechon
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/how-st-blaise-saved-a-city-and-more-fascinating-facts-about-him


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

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 782, 1243, 2105)


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

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 1701)


*Tugboat –
Our Salvation History: A Priestly King

Melchizedek:
See Genesis 14:17-24

God’s Covenant with Abraham:
The three covenantal interactions between God and Abraham: See Genesis 12:1-3; 15:1-21 and 17:1-27

Hagar and Ishmael:
See Genesis 16


*Tugboat Challenge:
Crossword

 

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January 2023

The Fleet Sources – 29 January 2023 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 10A

Battle of Prayer, III (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2732, 2733, 2738, 2739)

Humor in America – “The Morphology of a Humorous Phrase: ‘We have met the enemy and he is us,’ by Larry Bush
https://humorinamerica.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/the-morphology-of-a-humorous-phrase/

 

Saints, All! (N) (C)

St. John Bosco – Personal Holiness and Care for Neighbor
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02689d.htm

 

Words: Life-giving or Death-dealing? (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1695, 2488, 2505, 2507)

 

*Tugboat:Catholic ID & More

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1695, 2056, 2488)

The Question and Answer Catholic Catechism, John A. Hardon, S.J. Garden City, New York: Image Books, a Division of Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1981.
*see pps. 163-171, specifically 169 & 170

My Jewish Learning – lashon hara, evil speech
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/gossip-rumors-and-lashon-hara-evil-speech/

Halakah – Talmud, Mas. Arachin (E) 2a: “Of him who slanders, the Holy One, blessed be He, says: He and I cannot live together in the world, as it is said: Who so slandereth his neighbor in secret, him will I destroy…”
https://halakhah.com/pdf/kodoshim/Arachin.pdf

Catholic Stand – “Blessed Are the Poor,” by Fr. Nathaniel Dreyer
https://catholicstand.com/blessed-are-the-poor/

Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis – “What is the Eighth Commandment? What are sins against truth?”
https://www.archspm.org/faith-and-discipleship/catholic-faith/what-is-the-eighth-commandment-what-are-sins-against-truth/

 

 *Tugboat – Our Salvation History: God Calls Abram

NC Register – “Why is Melchizedek So Important?” by Dave Armstrong
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/why-is-melchizedek-so-important

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Matching –  Beatitudes

 

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The Fleet Sources – 22 January 2023 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Word of God Sunday – 9-A

The Battle of Prayer, II (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2727, 2729)

 NC Register – Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn (the day that von Hildebrand was buried)
https://www.ncregister.com/news/alice-von-hildebrand-humble-giant-of-authentic-femininity

 

Stars of Our Faith (T)

Catholic World Report – “Why St. Thomas?” by Joseph G. Trabbic
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2022/01/27/why-st-thomas/

Wikipedia – Thomas Aquinas
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Aquinas#:~:text=When%20he%20was%20canonized%2C%20his,Church%20of%20the%20Jacobins%2C%20Toulouse

 

Fertile Lands, Fertile Minds (N) (C)

Josephus: The Complete Works. Grand Rapids, MI. Christian Classics Ethereal Library.
The Wars Of The Jews: Book III, Chapter 10, Section 8, p. 1331.

Alternatively:

The Wars of the Jews, 3.462–4.0, Flavius Josephus.  translated by William Whiston.
*fn (footnote) 519-520
https://lexundria.com/j_bj/3.462-4.0/wst

Life of Jesus – First Century Context of Palestine (Israel)
http://www.jesuscentral.com/ji/historical-jesus/jesus-firstcenturycontext.php

 

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

<Same sources as for “Fertile Lands, Fertile Minds”>

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2175) (Review CCC 115-117)

Wikipedia – Sunday of the Word of God
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday_of_the_Word_of_God

USCCB – Sunday of the Word of God
https://www.usccb.org/committees/divine-worship/sunday-word-god

St. Catherine of Siena, Austin, TX – Sunday of the Word of God
https://stcatherine-austin.org/popes-letter-for-sunday-of-the-word-of-god

 

Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2175)

Wikipedia – Sunday of the Word of God
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday_of_the_Word_of_God

 

Tugboat Our Salvation History: Stop Babbling!

Read about the Tower of Babel  in Genesis 11:1-9

Then, for further information, refer to New Advent’s Catholic Encyclopedia
https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15005b.htm

 

 

 

Tugboat Challenge:

 

Discuss the Meaning of, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Mt. 4:17b)

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The Fleet Sources – 15 January 2023 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 8-A

The Battle of Prayer, I (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2725, 2726) :

False Notions, Coming Down the Mountain of Pride, Prejudices, & Hypocrisies to Open Self to Humility

 

Stars of Our Faith (T)

St. Anthony of the Desert, was  a Master “Pray-er”, a goal everyone should set for themselves.

 

Fathers, Everywhere (N) (C)

St. Anthony, Patriarch of Monks:
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/st-anthony-abbot-patriarch-of-monks-5192

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)– Buried Treasure (T): A Great Light

Agape Bible Study – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, (Cycle A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_2_a

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_ot_2.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 298, 748, 1216, 2105, 2466)

USCCB – Word of God Sunday
https://www.usccb.org/committees/divine-worship/sunday-word-god

Christian Bible Reference Site – “Word Counts: How Many Times Does a Word Appear in the Bible?”
https://www.christianbiblereference.org/faq_WordCount.htm

Catholic Online – “May God Shine His Light Upon You”
https://www.catholic.org/news/blog/story.php?id=79717   ??

 

Catholic I.D. (T): “The Way, the Truth, the Light”

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 298, 1216, 2105)

 

Our Salvation History (T): Noah & the Sign

Read and discuss with  your parents Genesis 9:1-17

 

 

 

Tugboat Challenge: Making a Contract

 

Don’t forget to sign the contract  you make with your parents.

 

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The Fleet Sources – 8 January 2023 – The Epiphany of the Lord – 7-A

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 430)

uCatholic – “Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus,” by Staff
https://ucatholic.com/saints/holy-name-of-jesus/

Catholic Stand – “The Most Powerful Prayer of All,” by David Torkington
https://catholicstand.com/the-most-powerful-prayer-of-all/

 

From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

More about ‘the Jesus Prayer’:
The Jesus Prayer: An Eastern Prayer for Western Hearts
https://catholicexchange.com/jesus-prayer-eastern-prayer-western-hearts/

 

Epiphanies Galore (N) (C)

 World Catholic Report – “The Baptism of Jesus Christ: Cosmic blessing and invitation to divine life,” by Carl E. Olson
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2021/01/08/the-baptism-of-jesus-christ-cosmic-blessing-and-invitation-to-divine-life/

Oxford University Press Blog – “The Epiphany: the original celebration of Christ’s coming into the world,” by Philip Pfatteicher
https://blog.oup.com/2014/01/epiphany/#:~:text=“Three%20mysteries%20mark%20this%20holy,Jordan%20to%20bring%20us%20salvation.”

NC Register – The Epiphany of the Lord Walking with the Wise
https://www.ncregister.com/features/the-epiphany-of-the-lord-walking-with-the-wise

NC Register – What the Shepherds Saw When the Light Shone Upon Them
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/what-the-shepherds-saw-when-the-light-shone-upon-them

Catholic Stand – Epiphany Manifests the Powerful Mystery of Christ
https://catholicstand.com/epiphany-manifests-the-powerful-mystery-of-christ/

 Catholic World Report – On Miracles, If God Can Do the Greater, He Can Do the Lesser
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2021/09/26/on-miracles-if-god-can-do-the-greater-he-can-do-the-lesser/

 

Sacred Words, Holy Names (N) (C)

Catholic World Report – “The Baptism of Jesus Christ: Cosmic Blessing and Invitation to Divine Life,” by Carl E. Olson
https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2021/01/08/the-baptism-of-jesus-christ-cosmic-blessing-and-invitation-to-divine-life/

Catholic Stand – “What Does the ‘IHS’ Symbol Really Mean?” by Peter Darcy
https://catholicstand.com/what-does-the-ihs-symbol-really-mean/

Catholic Culture – “The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus,” by Fr. William Saunders
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=6850

Catholic Straight Answers –  “What is the origin of the Holy Name of Jesus, January 3?”
https://catholicstraightanswers.com/what-is-the-origin-of-the-holy-name-of-jesus-january-3/

 

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

Agape Bible Study – Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord (Cycle ABC)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Christmas_Season/Epiphany

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – Solemnity of the Epiphany of the LORD
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/epiphany.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 486, 528)

 

Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 526)

 

*Tugboat – Our Salvation History: The Great Flood

 Read Scriptural citations in article.

 

*Tugboat Challenge: True or False

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The Fleet Sources – 1 January 2023 – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – 6-A

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

Marian FAQ – Theotokos
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/seasons-and-feast-days/mary-mother-of-god-20562

The Earliest Known Prayer to the Theotokos
https://ocl.org/the-earliest-known-prayer-to-the-theotokos/

 

Mother of All Mothers, My Mother (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 466)

Our Sunday Visitor – “The Physicality of God,” by Deacon Bob Rice
https://www.osvnews.com/2022/09/26/the-physicality-of-god/

 

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

BAS – “Inscription, ‘Jesus, son of Mary,’ found in Jezreel,” by Jonathan Laden
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/post-biblical-period/inscription-to-jesus-son-of-mary-found-in-jezreel/

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1172)

 

Catholic I.D. (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 495, 1172)

Wikipedia – Holy name of Jesus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feast_of_the_Holy_Name_of_Jesus

Catholic Straight Answers –  Origin of the Holy Name of Jesus
https://catholicstraightanswers.com/what-is-the-origin-of-the-holy-name-of-jesus-january-3/

 

Our Salvation History: Sin & Sibling Rivalry (T)

 The Biblical account of Cain and Abel:  Genesis 4: 1-16

The God of Second Chances: Cain and Abel story
https://www.nationalshrine.org/blog/the-god-of-second-chances-the-story-of-cain-and-abel/

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Fill-Ins, All Things Mary

 

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December 2022

The Fleet Sources – 25 December 2022 – The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ – 5-A

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

In the Music, Performing Arts Blog – “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”: An Illustrated History
https://blogs.loc.gov/music/2016/12/hark-the-herald-angels-sing-an-illustrated-history/

 

From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Presence of The Word throughout salvation history

 

Divine, All (N) (C)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 460)

 “For the Son of God became man so that we might become God.”

 

Behold: The Incarnation (N) (C)

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God… [And this] Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” (1:1,14a) I found Him “full of grace and truth” and “have beheld his glory.” (Jn. 1:14b)

 

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

Agape Bible Study – Solemnity of the Christ Mass (Cycle A,B,C)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Christmas_Season/Christmas_Day

St Charles Borromeo Bible Study – Solemnity of Christmas (During the Day), December 25
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/xmasday.pdf

Our Sunday Visitor – “Clearing up confusion over who struck at Satan’s head in Scripture.” Msgr. Charles Pope
https://www.osvnews.com/2022/10/03/clearing-up-confusion-over-who-struck-at-satans-head-in-scripture/

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 401, 404, 1194)

Vatican – Sacrosanctum Concilium 102 § 2
https://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_const_19631204_sacrosanctum-concilium_en.html

 

*TugboatOur Salvation History: The Fall, “Where are you?”

Our Sunday Visitor – “Clearing up confusion over who struck at Satan’s head in Scripture.” Msgr. Charles Pope
https://www.osvnews.com/2022/10/03/clearing-up-confusion-over-who-struck-at-satans-head-in-scripture/

 

*Tugboat Challenge: Word Search

 

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The Fleet Sources – 18 December 2022 – Fourth Sunday of Advent – 4-A

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

Praying Through the Liturgical Year


From your Lips to God’s Ear (T)-

“Please, Lord,
baptize me in the fire of Your Spirit.
I am slow to see
and need clear instructions and courage
to follow Your Way.
Grace me with Your approval.”

 

Kings, All (N) (C)

Governance structure, the Herods (‘the Great’ and ‘Antipas’)

Herod the Great:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herod_the_Great

Herod Antipas:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herod_Antipas

The Herodian Dynasty:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herodian_dynasty

 

Behold: Your King (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2447)

Please refer to the listed Scriptural readings.

 

Scriptural Secrets (N)– Hidden Gems (C)–

10 Fulfillment formula statements; Christ, Emmanuel, Jesus:

Agape – Fourth Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Advent_Season/Advent_4_a

 

Buried Treasure (T) –

Christ, Emmanuel, Jesus

 

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

Holy Days of Obligation:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2177, 2185)

K of C – Holy Days of Obligation:
https://www.kofc.org/en/resources/cis/devotionals/holydays.pdf

January 1 – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter – Solemnity of the Ascension

August 15 – Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

November 1 – Solemnity of All Saints

December 8 – Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

December 25 – Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord

 

Tugboat – Salvation History: In His Image, II

The Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of the Catholic Faith:
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 234)

 

Tugboat Challenge: Jesse Tree, Part IV

Match Bible verses with symbols:

A. Verses:

  1. Sunday – “John the Baptist,” read: Matthew 3:1-17 _____
  2. Monday – “Mary,” read: Luke 1:26-38 _____
  3. Tuesday – “Elizabeth,” read: Luke 1:39-56 _____
  4. Wednesday: “Zechariah,” read Luke 1:57-80_____
  5. Thursday: “Joseph,” read Matthew 1:19-25_____
  6. Friday: The Shepherds,” Luke 2:8-20_____
  7. Saturday: “The Wise Men (Magi),” read Matthew 2:1-12 _____

B. Symbols:

  1. Symbol: fluffy sheep
  2. Symbol: angel with Mary
  3. Symbol: a gold star or 3 crowns
  4. Symbol: honey and locusts
  5. Symbol: a mother and child
  6. Symbol: hammer and nail
  7. Symbol: pencil and pad

  *don’t forget to make and hang the manger and Baby Jesus ornament!

*Bedtime Bonus: “The Nativity, a Manger & The Babe” Luke 2:1-8 _____

Answers:

  1. D 2. B 3. E   4. G   5. F   6. A   7. C

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 11 December 2022 – Third Sunday of Advent: Gaudete Sunday – 3-A

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

Discover the ‘concrete invisible’ – pray your way through the liturgical year.

 

*Tugboat: From Your Lips to God’s Ear –

 Read 1 Samuel 16:14-23; Why do you think that obedience to God is more important than sacrifices?

 

Prophets, All (N) (C)

Catholic Answers – prophecy (encyclopedia, New Advent)
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/prophecy

Catholic Answers – “The Books of the Twelve Minor Prophets
The twelve shorter prophetic books in the Old Testament,” by Antonio Fuentes
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/minor-prophets

 

Behold, Your Prophet (N) (C)

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 2447)

Catholic Answers – prophecy (encyclopedia, New Advent)
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/prophecy

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1964)

 Agape Bible Study – 3rd Sunday of Advent
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Advent_Season/Advent_3_a

Aleteia – “Are holy men and women of the Old Testament considered saints?” by Philip Kosloski
https://aleteia.org/2017/08/01/are-holy-men-and-women-of-the-old-testament-considered-saints/

My Jewish Learning – “The 12 Minor Prophets,” by Shawn Aster
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-12-minor-prophets/

 

*Tugboat: Isaiah 11:2-3a – Gifts of the Holy Spirit

‘The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him:
a spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
a spirit of counsel and of strength,
a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD,
and his delight shall be the fear of the LORD.’ (2,3a)

See below….

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC  522) The Purpose of Life

 

*Tugboat – Salvation History: In His Image, I

We have a mind, a memory and a free will because God gave us a human soul.

 

*Tugboat Challenge: The Jesse Tree, Part III

Match the Bible reading with the Jesse Tree symbol.

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 4 December 2022 – Second Sunday of Advent – 2-A

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

Be Attentive!

 

*Tugboat: From Your Lips to God’s Ear

Read Exodus 3 with an adult. What would your prayer be if you were Moses?

 

Priests, All (N) (C) –

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1546, 1547)

Jewish Awareness – Priest, Prophet, King
https://www.jewishawareness.org/messiah-prophet-priest-and-king/

 

Behold, Your Priest (N) (C) –

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2447)

Catholic Stand – A Kingdom of Priests
https://catholicstand.com/a-kingdom-of-priests/

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 2nd Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Advent_Season/Advent_2_a

St. Charles Borromeo – 2nd Sunday of Advent – Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_adv_2.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner (N)– Catholic Passport (C)–

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 1551, 1552, 1591, 1592)

 

Catholic I.D. (T) –

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 523, 719, 720)

 

*TugboatSalvation History: In the Beginning

Ask your parents to read Genesis 1:1 – 2:3  with you. This is the story  of creation.

 

 *Tugboat Challenge: Jesse Tree, Part II

Match the readings (Section A) with the proper symbol (Section B)

Section A:

  1. Sunday – “Moses,” read: Exodus 3 _______
  2. Monday – “The Israelites,” read: Exodus 16:1-36 _______
  3. Tuesday – “The Giving of the Law,” read: Exodus 20:1-20 _______
  4. Wednesday: “Joshua and the Fall of Jericho,” read: Joshua 6:1-27_______
  5. Thursday: “Gideon’s Test,” read: Judges 6:36-40 _______
  6. Friday: “The Loyalty of Ruth,” read: Ruth 1:13-18 _______
  7. Saturday: “Samuel,” read: 1 Samuel 16:1-13_______

Section B:

  1. Symbol: the woolen fleece of a sheep
  2. Symbol: ram’s horn (shofar)
  3. Symbol: crown
  4. Symbol: burning bush
  5. Symbol: tablets
  6. Symbol: wheat grain
  7. Symbol: manna

answers:

  1. D, 2. G, 3. E, 4. B, 5. A, 6. F, 7. C

 

 

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November 2022

The Fleet Sources –27 November 2022 – First Sunday of Advent – 1A

It’s All Connected (N) (C)–

Catechism of the Catholic  Church (CCC 1171)

USCCB – The Gospel According to Matthew
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/matthew/0

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, New Testament, RSV, 2nd Edition. San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2010.

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, NEW AMERICAN BIBLE, Revised Edition. Downers Grove, IL: Midwest Theological Forum, Inc, 2015.
*Introduction

Vincent P. Branick, Understanding the New Testament and Its Message, An Introduction. New York: Paulist Press, 1998.
*pp. 114-137

Agape Bible Study – !st Sunday of Advent (Cycles A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Advent_Season/Advent_1_a

 

*From Your Lips to God’s Ear: (T)

We want to make a Jesse Tree to help us in praying Scripture.

Here are a number of choices in making a Jesse Tree:

CatholicIcing.com offers  this:
https://www.catholicicing.com/jesse-trees/

SimplyCatholic.com offers this:
https://www.simplycatholic.com/the-jesse-tree/

Young-Catholics.com offers this:
https://young-catholics.com/98/advent-ideas-make-a-jesse-tree/

 

It All Adds Up (N) (C)–

 USCCB – The Gospel According to Matthew
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/matthew/0

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, New Testament, RSV, 2nd Edition. San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2010.

The Didache Bible, With Commentary based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, NEW AMERICAN BIBLE, Revised Edition. Downers Grove, IL: Midwest Theological Forum, Inc, 2015.
*Introduction

Vincent P. Branick, Understanding the New Testament and Its Message, An Introduction. New York: Paulist Press, 1998.
*pp. 114-137

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 1st Sunday of Advent (Cycles A)
https://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Advent_Season/Advent_1_a

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – 1st Sunday of Advent – Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_adv_1.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic  Church – (CCC 518)

 

*Catholic I.D. –

 Catechism of the Catholic  Church – (CCC 1)

 

*Tugboat – Salvation History: The Greatest Story Ever Told

Catechism of the Catholic  Church – (CCC 117)

 

 *Tugboat Challenge: Jesse Tree, Part I

  1. Sunday – “Creation,” read: Genesis 1:26-2:3 ________
  2. Monday – “The Fall,” read: Genesis 3:1-24 _______
  3. Tuesday – “The Great Flood,” read: Genesis 7:1-24 _______
  4. Wednesday: “The Covenant with Abraham,” read Genesis 15:1-21 _______
  5. Thursday: “The Sacrifice of Isaac,” read: Genesis 22:1-19 ______
  6. Friday: “Jacob’s Dream,” read: Genesis 28:10-22 _______
  7. Saturday: “Joseph’s Story,” read: Genesis 37:1-4 _______
  1. Symbol: night sky with stars
  2. Symbol: snake or fruit
  3. Symbol: stack of wood
  4. Symbol: coat of many colors
  5. Symbol: ark or rainbow
  6. Symbol: world or dark and night
  7. Symbol: ladder

answers:

  1. F, 2. B, 3. E, 4. A, 5. C, 6. G, 7. D

 

 

 

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