Source Archives

May 2020

The Fleet Sources – 31 May 2020 – Pentecost Sunday – 27-A

Liturgical Lights (N)– Guiding Lights (C)– Lights of the Liturgy (S)–
From Your Lips to God’s Ear
(T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 1354)

OCP – “The Doxology & Amen: The Great Amen,” Dr. Glenn Byer
https://www.ocp.org/en-us/blog/entry/the-doxology-amen-the-great-amen

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

Orthodox Wiki – doxology
https://orthodoxwiki.org/Doxology

EWTN – “Kneeling Through the Doxology,” by: Father Edward McNamara
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/kneeling-through-the-doxology-4527

RC Spirituality, Regnum Christi Spirituality Center – The Liturgy of the Eucharist: the Eucharistic Prayer
https://rcspirituality.org/finding_the_plug/the-liturgy-of-the-eucharist-the-eucharistic-prayer/

The Catholic Liturgy Library
http://www.catholicliturgy.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/text/index/4/subindex/67/contentindex/22/start/9

U.S.C.C.B – Liturgy of the Eucharist: Eucharistic Prayer
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/order-of-mass/liturgy-of-the-eucharist/index.cfm

Cool Tools for Catholics – Side-by-side comparison of the four Eucharistic Prayers
http://cooltoolsforcatholics.blogspot.com/2010/02/comparison-of-eucharistic-prayers-i-ii.html

 

Holy See (N) (C) (S)

 New Advent, The Catholic Encyclopedia – “Holy See,” by Paul Maria Baumgarten
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07424b.htm

Vatican – Content
http://www.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html

USCCB – Holy See
http://www.usccb.org/about/leadership/holy-see/

New Advent – Holy See
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07424b.htm

 

Fire in the Sky (N)– Bolts From the Blue (C)– Bolts In the Sky (S)

 Apparition of the Holy Cross over Jerusalem:
https://www.traditioninaction.org/religious/h087rp.Cross.html

 

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

Agape Bible Study – Pentecost (A,B,C)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/pentecost_abc

St. Charles Borromeo Bible study – Pentecost, A,B,C
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_pentecos.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 694, 696; see 694-701)

 

*Tugboat offerings:

Our Salvation History: A Plague to End All Plagues

 Exodus 11-12; 13:17-22

 

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 24 May 2020 – Seventh Sunday of Easter or Solemnity of the Ascension – 26-A

Liturgical Lights (N)– Guiding Lights (C)– Lights of the Liturgy (S)–
From Your Lips to God’s Ear
(T)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1354)

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

Orthodox Wiki – The Structure of the Anaphora, anamnesis
https://orthodoxwiki.org/Anaphora

EWTN – “The Part of Consecration at Mass,” by: Father Edward McNamara, LC
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/part-of-consecration-at-mass-4896

RC Spirituality, Regnum Christi Spirituality Center – The Liturgy of the Eucharist: the Eucharistic Prayer
https://rcspirituality.org/finding_the_plug/the-liturgy-of-the-eucharist-the-eucharistic-prayer/

The Catholic Liturgy Library
http://www.catholicliturgy.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/text/index/4/subindex/67/contentindex/22/start/9

U.S.C.C.B – Liturgy of the Eucharist: Eucharistic Prayer
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/order-of-mass/liturgy-of-the-eucharist/index.cfm

Cool Tools for Catholics – Side-by-side comparison of the four Eucharistic Prayers
http://cooltoolsforcatholics.blogspot.com/2010/02/comparison-of-eucharistic-prayers-i-ii.html

 

Intimate Connections (N)– Connections (C)– Ancient Connection (S)

Refer to numerous Scripture references given in article.

 

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

Bible Study Tools – Acts 1:12
https://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition-of-the-bible/acts-1-12.html

Stack Exchange – “What is a Sabbath day’s walk?”
https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/54353/what-is-a-sabbath-days-walk

Bible History Online – “A Sabbath Day’s Journey”
https://www.bible-history.com/backd2/sabbath.html

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 661, 663, 668, 669, 2794, 2795)

 

*Tugboat offerings:

 Our Salvation History: Plagues
       Exodus 7-12

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The Fleet Sources – 17 May 2020 – Sixth Sunday of Easter – 25-A

Liturgical Lights (N)– Guiding Lights (C)– Lights of the Liturgy (S)–
From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1553)

Orthodox Wiki – epiclesis
https://orthodoxwiki.org/Epiclesis

New Advent – Epiklesis
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05502a.htm

Merriam-Webster – Epiclesis
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epiclesis

The Compass, Official newspaper for the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin – Eucharistic prayer, first five parts
https://www.thecompassnews.org/2011/06/eucharistic-prayer-first-five-parts/

RC Spirituality, Regnum Christi Spirituality Center – The Liturgy of the Eucharist: the Eucharistic Prayer
https://rcspirituality.org/finding_the_plug/the-liturgy-of-the-eucharist-the-eucharistic-prayer/

The Catholic Liturgy Library
http://www.catholicliturgy.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/text/index/4/subindex/67/contentindex/22/start/9

U.S.C.C.B – Liturgy of the Eucharist: Eucharistic Prayer
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/order-of-mass/liturgy-of-the-eucharist/index.cfm

Cool Tools for Catholics – Side-by-side comparison of the four Eucharistic Prayers
http://cooltoolsforcatholics.blogspot.com/2010/02/comparison-of-eucharistic-prayers-i-ii.html

EWTN – “Epiclesis in Eucharistic Prayer I,” by: Father Edward McNamara, LC
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/epiclesis-in-eucharistic-prayer-i-4624

EWTN – “The Part of Consecration at Mass,” by Father Edward McNamara, LC
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/part-of-consecration-at-mass-4896

 

 Old Testament/New Testament (N) (C), The Old & The New (S)

Wikipedia – Human Sacrifice
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_sacrifice

Live Science – “25 Cultures That Practiced Human Sacrifice,” by Owen Jarus
https://www.livescience.com/59514-cultures-that-practiced-human-sacrifice.html

Got Questions – “What does the Bible say about self-sacrifice / being self-sacrificial?”
https://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-self-sacrifice.html

Bible in One Year – “Four Sacrifices That Please God”
https://www.bibleinoneyear.org/bioy/commentary/2247

 

Scriptural Secrets – Hidden Gems – Pearls of Wisdom – Buried Treasure

Agape Bible Study – 5th SUNDAY IN EASTER (Cycle A)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_5_a

St.  Charles Borromeo – 5th Sunday of Easter – Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_east_5.pdf

Loyola Press – “The History and Development of the Sacrament of Confirmation”
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/sacraments/confirmation/history-and-development-of-sacrament-of-confirmation

 

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

 (CCC 2464, 2466)

 

*Tugboat offerings:

Our Salvation History: Moses’ Mission

 Exodus 2:23 – 3:15

 

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The Fleet Sources – 10 May 2020 – Fifth Sunday of Easter – 24-A

Liturgical Lights (N)–Guiding Lights (C)–Lights of the Liturgy (S)–From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

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

The Compass, Official newspaper for the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin – Eucharistic prayer, first five parts
https://www.thecompassnews.org/2011/06/eucharistic-prayer-first-five-parts/

Catholic Answers – Preface
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/preface

RC Spirituality, Regnum Christi Spirituality Center – The Liturgy of the Eucharist: the Eucharistic Prayer
https://rcspirituality.org/finding_the_plug/the-liturgy-of-the-eucharist-the-eucharistic-prayer/

The Catholic Liturgy Library
http://www.catholicliturgy.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/text/index/4/subindex/67/contentindex/22/start/9

U.S.C.C.B – Liturgy of the Eucharist: Eucharistic Prayer
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/order-of-mass/liturgy-of-the-eucharist/index.cfm

Cool Tools for Catholics – Side-by-side comparison of the four Eucharistic Prayers
http://cooltoolsforcatholics.blogspot.com/2010/02/comparison-of-eucharistic-prayers-i-ii.html

 

Casting Call (N)– Drawing Straws (C)– Short Straw (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2116)

Got Questions – “What was the practice of casting lots?”
https://www.gotquestions.org/casting-lots.html

Patheos – “What Was The Practice and Reasons For Casting Lots In The Bible?”  by Michael Krauszer
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/christiancrier/2014/11/11/what-was-the-practice-and-reasons-for-casting-lots-in-the-bible/

Bible Study – What is the meaning of casting lots?
https://www.biblestudy.org/question/what-is-casting-lots.html

 

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

New Advent, The Catholic Encyclopedia – St. Matthias
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10066a.htm

Catholic Answers – “How Many Apostles Were There?” by Jimmy Akin
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/how-many-apostles-were-there

Catholic Online – St. Matthias
https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=5

 

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

Life of a Steward – A Bibilical View of Time: Shifting from Chronos to Kairos
https://www.lifeofasteward.com/chronos-kairos/

Got Questions – What is the meaning of the Greek word kairos?
https://www.gotquestions.org/kairos-meaning.html

Quora – What is the difference between the two concepts of time kairos and chronos?
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-the-two-concepts-of-time-kairos-and-chronos

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1570)

 

*Tugboat offerings:
Our Salvation History: Moses Grows

 Exodus 2:11-22

 

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The Fleet Sources –3 May 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Easter – 23-A

Liturgical Lights (N) – Guiding Lights (C) – Lights of the Liturgy (S) –
From Your Lips to God’s Ear
(T)

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

The Compass, Official newspaper for the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin – Eucharistic prayer, first five parts
https://www.thecompassnews.org/2011/06/eucharistic-prayer-first-five-parts/

Catholic Answers – Preface
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/preface

RC Spirituality, Regnum Christi Spirituality Center – The Liturgy of the Eucharist: the Eucharistic Prayer
https://rcspirituality.org/finding_the_plug/the-liturgy-of-the-eucharist-the-eucharistic-prayer/

The Catholic Liturgy Library
http://www.catholicliturgy.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/text/index/4/subindex/67/contentindex/22/start/9

U.S.C.C.B – Liturgy of the Eucharist: Eucharistic Prayer
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/order-of-mass/liturgy-of-the-eucharist/index.cfm

 

 Mysterious? (N) (C); It’s a Mystery (S)

 Mysterion = sacramentum + mysterium:

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 774)

 

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

Catholic Culture – Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2020-01-25

Cathlic New Agency – Sts. Peter and Paul
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/sts-peter-and-paul-501

Wikipedia – Paul the Apostle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_the_Apostle

 

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

Rabbi Mark Harvey – “Amen and Amen,” Rabbi Harvey
https://rabbiharvey.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/amen-and-amen/

Jerusalem Perspective – “Jesus’ Use of ‘Amen’: Introduction or Response?” by David N. Bivin
https://www.jerusalemperspective.com/607/

Agape Bible Study – 4th Sunday of Easter (Cycle A)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_4_a

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Study – 4th Sunday of Easter, cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_east_4.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1185)

 

*Tugboat offerings:

Our Salvation History: “The Baby in the Basket”

Exodus 2:1-10

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April 2020

The Fleet Sources – 26 April 2020 – Third Sunday of Easter – 22-A

What’s in a Word? (N)–Contained in a Word (C)– Words are Our Friends (S)– Special Words (T)

CERC, Catholic Education Resource Center – “Our Jewish Heritage,” by Martin K. Barrack
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/our-jewish-heritage.html

Catholic Online – “Tres Linguae Sacrae: Three Sacred Languages–Hebrew, Greek, and Latin”
https://www.catholic.org/news/hf/faith/story.php?id=49760

Catholic Exchange – “Ten Must-Know Hebrew Words,” by Stephen Beale
https://catholicexchange.com/ten-must-know-hebrew-words

Catholic Exchange – “10 Greek Words Everyone Should Know,” by Stephen Beale
https://catholicexchange.com/ten-greek-words-every-catholic-should-know

Epic Pew – “Latin Words Or Phrases Every Catholic Should Know,” by Matt Vander Vennet
https://epicpew.com/latin-words-or-phrases-every-catholic-should-know/

Oxford Biblical Studies Dictionary
http://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com/resource/ReferenceWorks/guide_2.xhtml

Kerygma –  http://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com/article/opr/t94/e1061

Hosanna –  http://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com/article/opr/t94/e902

Alleluiahttp://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com/article/opr/t94/e70

Sabbath – http://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com/article/opr/t94/e1650

Pasch or Pesach –  http://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com/article/opr/t94/e1421

Messiahhttp://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com/article/opr/t94/e1243

Amenhttp://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com/article/opr/t94/e85

 

Tender Mercies (N)–Tender Mercies (C)–Tender Mercies (S)–Stars of the Faith: Tender Mercy (T)

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

Biography Desk – Biography of Saint Catherine of Siena
https://biographydesk.com/biography-of-saint-catherine-of-siena/

Church Pop – “11 Fascinating Facts About the Life of St. Catherine of Siena,” Ed.
https://churchpop.com/2015/04/29/9-facts-catherine-siena/

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 3rd Sunday of Easter (cycle A)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_3_a

St. Charles Borromeo – 3rd Sunday of Easter, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_east_3.pdf

 

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

.Catechism of the Catholic Church –  (CCC 185, 850*, 2175, 2179*)

 

 *Tugboat offerings:

Our Salvation History: Family Reunion!

        Genesis 45

Tugboat Challenge:

Answers given in Challenge

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The Fleet Sources – 19 April 2020 – Second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday – 21-A

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

Divine Mercy Prayers –

Prayers:

“Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.”

“For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”

Closing:

We close this Chaplet by repeating three times, “Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”

3 o’clock Prayer:

“O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You.”

Chaplet variations:

Pray Divine Mercy – The Divine Mercy Chaplet
http://www.praydivinemercy.com

U.S.C.C.B. – “How To Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy”
http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/year-of-faith/how-to-pray-the-chaplet-of-divine-mercy.cfm

Catholic Readings – “How to Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy”
https://catholicreadings.org/catholic-prayers/divine-mercy-prayer-chaplet-of-divine-mercy-prayer/

 

Infinite Mercy (N) – Infinite Mercy (C) – Infinite Mercy (S) – Stars of the Faith: Infinite Mercy (T)

NCRegister – “17 Things Jesus Revealed to St. Faustina About Divine Mercy,” by Joseph Pronechen
https://www.ncregister.com/blog/joseph-pronechen/what-jesus-says-about-divine-mercy

Catholic News Agency – “The original Image of Divine Mercy: It’s not where you might think”
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/the-original-image-of-divine-mercy-its-not-where-you-might-think-70393

Epic Pew – “10 Things You May Not Know About Saint Faustina And Divine Mercy,” by Chloe Langr
https://epicpew.com/10-things-may-not-know-saint-faustina-divine-mercy/

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 2nd Sunday of Easter/ Divine Mercy Sunday (cycle A)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Easter_Season/Easter_2_a

St. Charles Borromeo – 2nd Sunday of Easter (cycle A), (Divine Mercy Sunday)
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_east_2.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 640*, 643, 659*)

*Offered in the Tugboat

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: Joseph’s Destiny                               

                    Genesis 39-41

*(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge:

                 Answers in Challenge

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 12 April 2020 – The Resurrection of the Lord – 20-A

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1165, 1166, 1169)

 

From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

an Easter Prayer

 

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

 Cross v. Crucifix:

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

Catholic Online, Q & A – “Cross or Crucifix?” by Michelle Arnold
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/cross-or-crucifix

Aquinas & More – “Why are crucifixes important to a Catholic?”
https://www.aquinasandmore.com/blog/why-are-crucifixes-important-to-a-catholic/

*Source for story of crucifix and removable corpus:

St. Charles Borromeo Parish
4500 Ackerman Blvd.
Kettering, Ohio 45429
937-434-6081

 

The Good Egg (N) – The Good Egg (C) – The Good Egg (S) – Buried Treasure (T)

Catholic Culture – Symbolism of the Easter Eggs
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=576

Orange County Catholic – Easter Season Has Just Begun
https://occatholic.com/easter-season-has-just-begun/

Catholic Culture – Catholic Activity: Easter Symbols and Food
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=1270

 

Liturgical Lights (N) – Guiding Lights (C) – Lights of the Liturgy (S)

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

Catholic Culture – the Easter Vigil
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=1043

 

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: The Greatest Story Ever Told!

The Old Testament is fulfilled in the New Testament by Jesus’ birth, death and     Resurrection.

 

*(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge:

 “Close your eyes. Take some time to think about the God who loves you more than anything. Feel the warmth of  His love. Try to draw a picture of this awesome God and His love of you”

 

Painting of “What Our Lord saw from the Cross” by James Tissot

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brooklyn_Museum_-_What_Our_Lord_Saw_from_the_Cross_(Ce_que_voyait_Notre-Seigneur_sur_la_Croix)_-_James_Tissot.jpg

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The Fleet Sources – 5 April 2020 – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion – 19-A

What’s In a Word (N)– What’s in a Word (C)– Drawing Near to God (S)– Buried Treasures (T)

 Merriam-Webster – Triduum
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triduum

Wikipedia – Pashal Triduum
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paschal_Triduum

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

Chabad – The Jewish Day
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/526873/jewish/The-Jewish-Day.htm

Judaism 101 – Jewish Holidays
http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday0.htm

 

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

 Aleteia – I Spy a Traitor: “The Traditions of ‘Spy Wednesday,’” by Deacon Greg Kandra
https://aleteia.org/blogs/deacon-greg-kandra/i-spy-a-traitor-the-traditions-of-spy-wednesday/

Catholic Culture – Wednesday of Holy Week
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2014-04-16

Catholic Online – “Spy Wednesday conversion to Holy Wednesday,” by Hugh McNichol
https://www.catholic.org/featured/headline.php?ID=4225

The Spruce – “Blessing of the Palms in Poland – Niedziela Palmowa”
https://www.thespruce.com/palm-sunday-in-poland-1136993

 

Holy Oils, Holy Rites (N)– Holy Oils, Holy Rites (C)– Holy Oils (S)– Holy Oil! (T)

Catholic Answers – “Holy Oils, Treatment of blessed oils”
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/holy-oils

New Advent – Holy Oils
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07421b.htm

Simply Catholic – “What are the three Holy Oils?”
https://www.simplycatholic.com/what-are-holy-oils/

 

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

Agape Bible Study – PALM SUNDAY OF OUR LORD’S PASSION (Cycle A)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Palm_Passion_a

St. Charles Borromeo Bible Commentary – Palm (Passion) Sunday (Cycle A)
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_palm.pdf

 

Catechetical Corner – Catholic Passport – Catholic Boarding Pass – Catholic I.D.

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 560, 2816*)

                   *(in Tugboat)

 

*(Tugboat offerings):

Our Salvation History: Joseph, Youngest of Twelve

                Genesis 37

Tugboat Challenge: Holy Week activity

 

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March 2020

The Fleet Sources – 29 March 2020 – Fifth Sunday of Lent – 18-A

The Three Pillars of Lent (N) (C) (S)

Editorial Staff, The Catholic Navigator

 

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

 *Prayers of Exorcism for the Scrutinies; Third Scrutiny: The Raising of Lazarus
Team RCIA – The Scrutinies
https://teamrcia.com/2009/03/a-brief-history-of-the-scrutinies-and-why-it-matters/

Creighton University – “The Scrutinies, of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Celebrated on the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays of Lent”
https://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/scrutiny-1.html

Catholic 365 – “The Three Pillars of Lent,” by Kathy Lamb
http://www.catholic365.com/article/6239/the-three-pillars-of-lent.html

The Diocese of Crookston has posted the Scrutinies for the Third, Fourth and Fifth Sundays of Lent:
https://www.crookston.org/documents/ministriesoffices/worship-a-liturgy/rcia/253-rcia-scrutinies-1-3/file

 

Did You Know? (N) – Did You Know? (C) – Who Knew? (S)

 Trivia about –

The Woman at the Well: Jesus stopped to rest at Jacob’s well, the same well on the land that Jacob passed on to his son, Joseph, (Gen. 48), an ancestor of Jesus.

The story of the Man Born Blind: Jewish oral tradition states, “There is a tradition that the spittle of the firstborn of a father is healing…” Jesus brought sight to the blind, adding evidence that He is the Firstborn of the Father in heaven.

The story of Lazarus is the longest running story in John besides the Passion, and it contains the shortest verse found in the entire Bible: “Jesus wept.” (v. 35)

 

 Dear Sr. Saint Henry (T)

“What should we do with the palms we receive?”

Aleteia – “What should I do with my blessed palms”
https://aleteia.org/2017/04/10/what-should-i-do-with-my-blessed-palms/

Answers – “What do you do with the old palms from Palm Sunday?”
https://www.answers.com/Q/What_do_you_do_with_the_old_palms_from_Palm_Sunday

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 5th Sunday of Lent, Cycle A
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_5_a

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 994)

 

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: Jacob’s Struggle

                  Genesis 32:22-32

 *(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge: Lenten Pillars

              Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2639)

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The Fleet Sources – 22 March 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Lent – 17-A

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

*Prayers of Exorcism for the Scrutinies; Second Scrutiny: The Man Born Blind
Team RCIA – The Scrutinies
https://teamrcia.com/2009/03/a-brief-history-of-the-scrutinies-and-why-it-matters/

Creighton University – “The Scrutinies, of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Celebrated on the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays of Lent”
https://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/scrutiny-1.html

The Diocese of Crookston has posted the Scrutinies for the Third, Fourth and Fifth Sundays of Lent:
https://www.crookston.org/documents/ministriesoffices/worship-a-liturgy/rcia/253-rcia-scrutinies-1-3/file

 

Pillar III: Almsgiving (N)- Pillar III: Almsgiving (C)- The Third Pillar: Almsgiving (T)

 Catholic Forums – almsgiving
https://forums.catholic.com/t/matthew-6-almsgiving/98452/2

Crux – “As Ash Wednesday nears, reflections on prayer, fasting and almsgiving,” Father Jeffrey F. Kirby
https://cruxnow.com/commentary/2018/02/ash-wednesday-nears-reflections-prayer-fasting-almsgiving/

 

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

St. Nicolas Owen, S.J. (priest hidey-holes)
https://www.jesuit.org.uk/node/2519

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 4th Sunday of Lent, Cycle A
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_4_a

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 158, 166)

 

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: The Tricky Twin is Tricked!

Genesis 29

 

 *(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge: Lenten Pillars

        Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2638)

 

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The Fleet Sources – 15 March 2020 – Third Sunday of Lent – 16-A

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

 *Prayers of Exorcism for the Scrutinies; First Scrutiny: The Woman at the Well

Team RCIA – The Scrutinies
https://teamrcia.com/2009/03/a-brief-history-of-the-scrutinies-and-why-it-matters/

Creighton University – “The Scrutinies, of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Celebrated on the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays of Lent”
https://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/scrutiny-1.html

The Diocese of Crookston has posted the Scrutinies for the Third, Fourth and Fifth Sundays of Lent:
https://www.crookston.org/documents/ministriesoffices/worship-a-liturgy/rcia/253-rcia-scrutinies-1-3/file

 

Pillar II: Fasting – Pillar II: Fasting (N) (C)); The Second Pillar: Fasting (S) –
Catholic I.D.: The Three Pillars (T)

 Catholic 365 – “The Three Pillars of Lent,” by Kathy Lamb
http://www.catholic365.com/article/6239/the-three-pillars-of-lent.html

Catholic Culture – “Fasting and Mercy,” by Jennifer Gregory Miller
https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/fasting-and-mercy/

Bible Study Tools – “What is Fasting All About?”
https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/topical-studies/what-exactly-is-fasting-all-about.html

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1434, 2559)

 

* Who Knew? ~ the Pretzel (T)

History – “The Pretzel: Twisted Story,” by Sarah Pruitt
https://www.history.com/news/the-pretzel-a-twisted-history

Today I Found Out: The History of Pretzels
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/06/the-history-of-pretzels/

 

Fast & Abstinence (N) (C) (S)

The Vatican – Apostolic Constitution, Paenitemini, of the Supreme Pontiff, Paul VI, on Fast and Abstinence
http://www.vatican.va/content/paul-vi/en/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_p-vi_apc_19660217_paenitemini.html

Catholic Culture – “Conflicted about Fasting and Abstinence,” by Dr. Jeff Mirus
https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/conflicted-about-fasting-and-abstinence/

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 3rd Sunday of Lent, Cycle A
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_3_a

 

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

Agape Bible Study – Third Sunday of Lent, Cycle A
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_3_a

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2018)

 

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: Jacob’s Ladder

                Genesis 28:10-19

 

*(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge: Lenten Pillars

      Catechism of the Catholic Church ((CCC 2627)

 

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The Fleet Sources – 8 March 2020 – Second Sunday of Lent-– 15-A

Pillar I: Prayer (N) – The First Pillar: Prayer (C) – The 1st Pillar: Prayer (S) –
From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Catholic 365 – “The Three Pillars of Lent,” by Kathy Lamb
http://www.catholic365.com/article/6239/the-three-pillars-of-lent.html

Catholic Culture – “The Mystery and Power of Personal Prayer,” by Dr. Jeff Mirus
https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/mystery-and-power-personal-prayer/

Catholic Commentary – “The Purifying Power of Prayer,”
https://rccommentary2.blogspot.com/2010/05/purifying-power-of-prayer.html

Catholic Exchange – “The Great Power of Prayer,” by Fr. Lawrence G. Lovasik

 

What’s in a Word? Beatitude (N) – The Beatitudes: Happiness! (C) –
Beatitude: Supreme Happiness (S)

Catholic Education Resource Center – The Beatitudes: A Concise Summary,” Deacon Douglas McManaman
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-beatitudes-a-concise-summary.html

Crisis Magazine – “St. Augustine’s Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount,” Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
https://www.crisismagazine.com/2014/st-augustines-commentary-on-the-sermon-on-the-mount

see also Catechism of the Catholic Church(1716-1728)

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 2nd Sunday of Lent, Cycle A
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_2_a

St. Charles Borromeo – Second Sunday of Lent, Cycle A
http://www.scborromeo.org/biblestu/a_lent_2.pdf

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 444, 459, 556) … Navigator & Schooner

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 459, 556) … Clipper& Tugboat

 

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: Warring Nations & a Tricky Twin

           Genesis 25:19-34; 27:1-45

*(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge:  Lenten Pillars

          Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2635)

 

 

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The Fleet Sources –1 March 2020 – First Sunday of Lent – 14-A

The Three Pillars of Lent (N) (C) (S) – Catholic I.D. (T)

Catholic 365 – “The Three Pillars of Lent,” by Kathy Lamb
http://www.catholic365.com/article/6239/the-three-pillars-of-lent.html

Catholic Mom – “3 Pillars of Lent,” by Lisa Henley Jones
http://catholicmom.com/2012/03/02/3-pillars-of-lent/

 

Catholic ID (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1434)

 

 What’s in a Word – Beatitude (N); ‘Beatitude’ ~ Supreme Happiness (C);
The Beatitudes: Happiness! (S); 
From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

Catholic Education Resource Center – The Beatitudes: A Concise Summary,” Deacon Douglas McManaman
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-beatitudes-a-concise-summary.html

Crisis Magazine – “St. Augustine’s Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount,” Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg
https://www.crisismagazine.com/2014/st-augustines-commentary-on-the-sermon-on-the-mount

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 1st Sunday of Lent, Cycle A
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Lenten_Season/Lent_1_a

Catechism of the Catholic Church:
(CCC 538, 539, 540) (N) (S)
(CCC 539, 540) (C)
(CCC 538, 539) (T)

 

      *(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: The Binding of Isaac

            Genesis 22:1-19

 

*(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge:  Lenten Pillars

            Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2629)

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1847, 1849, 1850, 2088, 2094)  

 

 

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February 2020

The Fleet Sources –23 February 2020 – Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – 13-A

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

Biblesnet – Scriptures Bible Verses
https://www.biblesnet.com/scriptures.html

101 Bible Promises for your Every Need, A Box of Blessings. By Christian Art Gift, hardcover © 2013.

 

What’s in a Word, Beatitude – Happiness (N) (C) (S) (T)

 Cavins, Jeff & Sarah Christmyer, Matthew, The King and His Kingdom. West Chester, PA: Ascension Press, 2005.
*Session #6 – “Matthew 5: The Bar is Raised by the King,” page 37-40.

Warrior + Priest – meek
https://www.warriorpriest.net/blog/2018/5/2/blessed-are-the-war-horses-on-christian-meekness

Sermon on the Mount – The historical context, The gentle/meek in the Hebrew Bible
https://www.sermononthemount.org.uk/Matthew/Matthew_5_5_blessed-meek-inherit-earth-background.html

Roman Catholic Man – “Get Meeked! My Homily at the 2017 Men of Christ Conference,” by Fr. Richard Heilman
https://www.romancatholicman.com/get-meeked-homily-2017-men-christ-conference/

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (cycle A)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_7_a

 

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: Sin a& Salt

            Genesis 19:1-30

 

Catechetical Corner – Catholic Passport – Catholic Boarding Pass – Catholic I.D.

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1933, 2842)

 

*(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge:

Word Search Activity

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The Fleet Sources –16 February 2020 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time- 12-A

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

Biblesnet – Scriptures Bible Verses
https://www.biblesnet.com/scriptures.html

101 Bible Promises for your Every Need, A Box of Blessings. By Christian Art Gift, hardcover © 2013.

 

What’s in a Word, Beatitude – Happiness (N) (C) (S) (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2546)

Cavins, Jeff & Sarah Christmyer, Matthew, The King and His Kingdom. West Chester, PA: Ascension Press, 2005.
*Session #6 – “Matthew 5: The Bar is Raised by the King,” page 37-40.

Marians of the Immaculate Conception – “Lesson Seven — Spiritual Poverty and Humility”
https://www.marian.org/news/Lesson-Seven-Spiritual-Poverty-and-Humility-3186

Fr. Jacques Philippe, a guide for the spiritual life – “Spiritual Poverty”
https://frjacquesphilippe.com/theme/spiritual-poverty

Ignatian Spirituality – “The First Two Degrees of Humility,” by Joseph A. Tetlow, SJ
https://www.ignatianspirituality.com/ignatian-prayer/the-spiritual-exercises/the-first-two-degrees-of-humility/

Ignatian Spirituality – “Three Kinds of Humility,” by Tim Muldoon
https://www.ignatianspirituality.com/three-kinds-of-humility/

 

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

Agape Bible Study – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (cycle A)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_6_a

 

 *(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: Laughter, At Last

Genesis 18:1-18; 21:1-8

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1962, 1965, 1966)

 

*(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge:

Answers given in the challenge.

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The Fleet Sources – 9 February 2020 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 11-A

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

Biblesnet – Scriptures Bible Verses
https://www.biblesnet.com/scriptures.html

101 Bible Promises for your Every Need, A Box of Blessings. By Christian Art Gift, hardcover © 2013.

 

What’s in a Word – Beatitude. Happiness (N) (C) (S) (T)

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 45)

Cavins, Jeff & Sarah Christmyer, Matthew, The King and His Kingdom. West Chester, PA: Ascension Press, 2005.
*Session #6 – “Matthew 5: The Bar is Raised by the King,” page 37-40.

Online Etymology Dictionary – beatitude
https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=beatitude%27

 

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

USCCB – Corporal Works of Mercy
http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/jubilee-of-mercy/the-corporal-works-of-mercy.cfm

USCCB – Spiritual Works of Mercy
http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/jubilee-of-mercy/the-spiritual-works-of-mercy.cfm

 

       *(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: God Calls Abraham

                       Genesis 14

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1586, 2447)

USCCB – Corporal Works of Mercy
http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/jubilee-of-mercy/the-corporal-works-of-mercy.cfm

USCCB – Spiritual Works of Mercy
http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/jubilee-of-mercy/the-spiritual-works-of-mercy.cfm

 

*(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge:

The Corporal Works of Mercy, an art project.

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The Fleet Sources – 2 February 2020 – Presentation of the LORD – 10-A

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

Biblesnet – Scriptures Bible Verses
https://www.biblesnet.com/scriptures.html

101 Bible Promises for your Every Need, A Box of Blessings. By Christian Art Gift, hardcover © 2013.

 

Books of the Bible – (N) (C) (S) (T)

USCCB- Biblical Novellas
http://usccb.org/bible/scripture.cfm?src=_intros/novellas-intro.htm

USCCB – Books of the Bible
http://www.usccb.org/bible/books-of-the-bible

USCCB – Approved Translations of the Bible
http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations/index.cfm

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 618)

 Agape Bible Study – Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord (abc)
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Obligations_Solemnities_Feasts/presentation_of_the_lord

CatholicCulture.org:
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2019-02-02

 

                   *(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History:  God Calls Abram

                    Genesis 12:1-9

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 529)

Jerusalem Perspective- Purification and niddah
https://www.jerusalemperspective.com/2646/

Chabad – “Why the difference in the laws of ritual purity between the birth of males and females?”
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/510244/jewish/Ritual-purity-after-birth-of-males-and-females.htm

 

*(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge: Put the Books of the Bible in Order

Answers given in Challenge.

 

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January 2020

The Fleet Sources –26 January 2020 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – 9-A

Spiritual Connections: The Writings (N) (C) (S)

My Jewish Learning – Ketuvim (Writings)
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/ketuvim-writings/

A Study of the Old Testament – “The Hebrew Bible,” by Donald Miller’s Journal
https://astudyoftheoldtestament.wordpress.com/resources/biographies/glossary/tanakh/

 

On This Day, January 26, 1564… (N) (C) (S)

A brief history of the Council of Trent:
https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/the-history-of-the-council-of-trent

For anyone seriously interested in this Council, here is the place to start:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15030c.htm

The canons and decrees of the Council of Trent:
https://www.papalencyclicals.net/councils/trent.htm

 

  *Tugboat: Ancient Connections

 Jewish Virtual Library – The Tanakh
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-tanakh

Hebrew 4 Christians – Divisions of the Jewish Bible
https://hebrew4christians.com/Scripture/Divisions-Jewish-Bible.pdf

My Jewish Learning – Ketuvim (Writings)
https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/ketuvim-writings/

 

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

Agape Bible Study – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
http://www.agapebiblestudy.com/Sunday_Readings/Sunday_Readings.php?Sunday_Doc=Ordinary_Time/Ordinary_Time_3_a

Patheos – “Land of Zebulun, Land of Naphtali, Galilee of the Gentiles,” Mark Shea
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2014/01/land-of-zebulun-land-of-naphtali-galilee-of-the-gentiles.html

Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) – Josephus: The Complete Works; Chapter 10, “How Taricheae was taken, a description of the River Jordan and of the county of Gennesareth,” #8
https://www.ccel.org/ccel/josephus/complete.iii.iv.x.html

 

   (Tugboat): Our Salvation History: Stop Babbling!

 Genesis 11:1-9

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 341, 1957)

 

*(Tugboat): Tugboat Challenge:  crossword puzzle

Across: 3. Babel 4. diversity 5. Torah

Down: 1. The Galilee 2. Seventy-three

 

 

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The Fleet Sources –19 January 2020 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 8-A

Spiritual Connections: The Prophets (N) (C) (S); Ancient Connections (T)

Jewish Virtual Library – The Tanakh
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-tanakh

Hebrew 4 Christians – Divisions of the Jewish Bible
https://hebrew4christians.com/Scripture/Divisions-Jewish-Bible.pdf

U.S.C.C.B – THE PROPHETIC BOOKS
http://usccb.org/bible/scripture.cfm?src=_intros/prophetic-intro.htm

A Study of the Old Testament – “The Hebrew Bible,” by Donald Miller’s Journal
https://astudyoftheoldtestament.wordpress.com/resources/biographies/glossary/tanakh/

 

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

St. Mungo:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Mungo

More formally known as St. Kentigern:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08620a.htm

Story of University of Glasgow’s Crest:
https://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/coat-of-arms/

 

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

Got Questions – “What are the four Servant Songs in Isaiah?”
https://www.gotquestions.org/Servant-Songs.html

U.S.C.C.B. – “Reflections on the Songs of the Suffering Servant: Song 4” by Graziano Marcheschi, M.A. D.Mi
http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year/lent/reflections-songs-suffering-servant-4.cfm

The Catholic Exchange – “The Suffering Servant,” Fr. Matthew Carr
https://catholicexchange.com/the-suffering-servant

 

 *(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: God’s Covenant with Noah

See Genesis 9: 1-17

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 844)

NC Register – Edward Pentin, author – “Cardinal Sarah’s Cri de Coeur: The Catholic Church Has Lost Its Sense of the Sacred Exclusive interview with the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.”
http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/cardinal-sarahs-cri-de-coeur-the-catholic-church-has-lost-its-sense-of-the?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9b0gFUYNMq-L9HDpDo4Q0ZSbUOq7tqbC2Mknom0xGXVjQ7HzABD8wd0zC-MB9hSv2LzN3IgMO5TOYjk3d8m_VWzUWMiw&_hsmi=77160883

 

*(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge: Fill in the blanks

1. Suffering Servant Songs 2. never lying 3. fish 4. covenant 5. rainbow

 

 

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The Fleet Sources – 12 January 2020 – Baptism of the Lord – 7-A

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

Catholic Answers – Trinitarian Baptism
https://www.catholic.com/tract/trinitarian-baptism

NC Register – “He Makes All Things New: The Saving Waters of Baptism, User’s Guide to Sunday, Jan. 13,” by Claire Dwyer
http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/he-makes-all-things-new-the-saving-waters-of-baptism

 Tradition in Action – “The Priest’s Intention in Consecrating the Eucharist,” Prof. Remi Amelunxen
https://www.traditioninaction.org/HotTopics/f060_Intention.htm

The Catholic Thing – “Thoughts on Baptism,” by Bl. John Henry Newman
https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2019/01/13/thoughts-on-baptism/?utm_source=The+Catholic+Thing+Daily&utm_campaign=06bb93dad7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_07_01_02_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_769a14e16a-06bb93dad7-244081417

Catholic Culture – Catholic Dictionary, Term: Baptism, Matter and Form
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/dictionary/index.cfm?id=32077

The Association for Catechumenal Ministry – Determining the Fact and Validity of Baptism
https://acmrcia.org/blog/determining-fact-and-validity-baptism

 

Spiritual Connections – The Torah (N) (C) (S)

 Chabad – “The 613 Commandments (Mitzvot),” by Mendy Hecht; (Talmud, Tractate Makkot 23b)
https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/756399/jewish/The-613-Commandments-Mitzvot.htm

A Study of the Old Testament – “The Hebrew Bible,” by Donald Miller’s Journal
https://astudyoftheoldtestament.wordpress.com/resources/biographies/glossary/tanakh/

 

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

Tradition in Action – “The Priest’s Intention in Consecrating the Eucharist,” Prof. Remi Amelunxen
https://www.traditioninaction.org/HotTopics/f060_Intention.htm

 

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: The Great Flood

Genesis 6:9 – 9:17

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 1127, 1213)

 

*(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge: matching

1. c, 2. f, 3. g, 4. b, 5. d, 6. a, 7. e

 

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The Fleet Sources – 5 January 2020 – Epiphany of the Lord – 6-A

Praying God’s Word – (N) (C) (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 117)

 Art and the Bible – Adoration and the Magi
https://www.artbible.info/art/three-wise-men.html

 

Spiritual Connections – (N) (C) (S)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 112, 113, 114)

Jewish Virtual Library – The Tanakh
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-tanakh

Hebrew 4 Christians –
https://hebrew4christians.com/Scripture/Divisions-Jewish-Bible.pdf

 

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

Carols – We Three Kings of Orient Are
https://www.carols.org.uk/we_three_kings_of_orient_are.htm

The Guardian – What did Jesus do with his gold, frankincense and myrrh – surely very valuable gifts that would have set him up for life?
https://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-1623,00.html

Got Questions – What does the Bible say about the three wise men (Magi)?
https://www.gotquestions.org/three-wise-men.html

 

              *(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: Cain and Abel

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.
*see commentary, p. 19, fn. for Genesis 4:3-7 box at bottom used for Catechetical references

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 526)

 Etymology Online – epiphany
https://www.etymonline.com/word/epiphany

 

*(Tugboat offering): Tugboat Challenge: (word search)

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December 2019

The Fleet Sources – 29 December 2019 – Feast of the Most Holy Family- 5-A

When No Words Suffice (N)–When Words Aren’t Enough (C)–
When There Are No Words (S)– From Your Lips to God’s Ear (T)

 Reflection on prayer.

 

Matthew’s Mementos (N)– Matthew’s Mind (C)– The Mind of Matthew (S)

University of Santa Barbara – English 116B: New Testament Literature, “Passages Unique to Gospel of Matthew”
http://oldsite.english.ucsb.edu/faculty/oconnell/newtestament/matthewunique.html

(Easy Read Chart!): Baker Publishing – “Material Unique to Matthew’s Gospel”
http://cdn.bakerpublishinggroup.com/processed/esource-assets/files/1009/original/05-01.pdf?1417575623

 

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

Reflection on the Holy Family

 

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: “The Fall”

 See Genesis 3

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 531)

 

*Tugboat Challenge: True or False Quiz

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The Fleet Sources – 22 December 2019 – Fourth Week of Advent – 4-A

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

 Spiritual Reflection;
Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2697)

 

Jesse’s Tree (C) – The Jesse Tree (S)

 Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, Fourth Week of Advent
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-fourth-week-of-advent?p=1

 

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (N) – Christmas Time (C) (S)

 Many ‘days of Christmas’ explained:
https://www.ucatholic.com/blog/when-does-christmas-actually-end/

St. Anastasia, the other Christmas miracle:
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/astagnaro/st.-anastasia-the-other-christmas-miracle

It’s Candlemas Day, The Presentation of Jesus, and Mary’s Purification:

Candlemas Day:
http://catholicstraightanswers.com/candlemas-day/

The Presentation of the Lord:
https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2018-02-02

The Purification of Our Lady:
https://www.fisheaters.com/customstimeafterepiphany3.html

 

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

Scriptural Reflection:
Joseph and God‘s Gift of Silence
http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/st.-josephs-silent-strength-teaches-us-by-example

 

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: “In His Image, II”

 Theological Reflection:
Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 234)

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 2644, 2717)

 

*The Tugboat Challenge: The Jesse Tree, Week IV

 Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, Fourth Week of Advent:
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-fourth-week-of-advent?p=1

 

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The Fleet Sources –15 December 2019 – Gaudete Sunday – Third Sunday of Advent – 3-A

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

NC Register – “Gaudete Sunday: 11 Things to Know and Share…” by Jimmy Akin
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/gaudete-sunday-11-things-to-know-and-share-.-

Read: Daniel 3:52-58, 56 (NABRE)

 

Jesse’s Tree – The Jesse Tree (N, C, S)

 Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, Third Week of Advent
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-third-week-of-advent?p=1

 

Saints Preserve Us! (N)– Old Testament Heroes (C) – Ancient Heroes (S)

Sts. Hananiah, Azariah, Mishael:
https://aleteia.org/daily-prayer/saturday-december-16/

 

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

(Free Course!) St Paul Center – “Reading the Old Testament in the New: The Gospel of Matthew”
https://stpaulcenter.com/reading-the-old-testament-in-the-new-the-gospel-of-matthew/

Jews for Jesus: Jesus’ References to Old Testament Scriptures
https://jewsforjesus.org/answers/jesus-references-to-old-testament-scriptures/

Catholic Resources – “The Gospel according to Matthew: Quotations from the Old Testament,” compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Matthew-OTQuotations.htm

Learn Religions – “44 Prophecies About Jesus Christ,” by Mary Fairchild
https://www.learnreligions.com/prophecies-of-jesus-fulfilled-700159

Jesus Film Project – “55 Old Testament Prophecies about Jesus”
https://www.jesusfilm.org/blog-and-stories/old-testament-prophecies.html

 

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: “In His Image, I”

 See The Dark Night, Psychological Experience and Spiritual Reality, by Marc Foley, O.C.D.

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 522, 1064)

 

*The Tugboat Challenge: The Jesse Tree, Week III

 Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, Third Week of Advent
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-third-week-of-advent?p=1

 

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The Fleet Sources – 8 December 2019 – Second Sunday of Advent – 2-A

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

 (Free Course!) St Paul Center – “Reading the Old Testament in the New: The Gospel of Matthew”
https://stpaulcenter.com/reading-the-old-testament-in-the-new-the-gospel-of-matthew/

Jews for Jesus: Jesus’ References to Old Testament Scriptures
https://jewsforjesus.org/answers/jesus-references-to-old-testament-scriptures/

 

Jesse’s Tree (C) – The Jesse Tree – (S)

 Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, Second Week of Advent
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-second-week-of-advent?p=1

 

 Connections to Our Past (N) – Hidden Messages (C) – Connections (S)

 Catholic Resources – “The Gospel according to Matthew: Quotations from the Old Testament,” compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Matthew-OTQuotations.htm

Catholic Resources – “The Gospel according to Matthew: Literary Aspects, Features & Themes, “by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Matthew-LiteraryFeatures.htm

Catholic Resources – “The Gospel according to Matthew: Five Major Discourses of Jesus,” by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D
http://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Matthew-Discourses.htm

 

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

Got Questions – “Question: ‘What prophecy is Matthew 2:23 referring to regarding Jesus being a Nazarene?’”
https://www.gotquestions.org/Matthew-2-23-Jesus-Nazarene.html

Learn Religions – “44 Prophecies About Jesus Christ,” by Mary Fairchild
https://www.learnreligions.com/prophecies-of-jesus-fulfilled-700159

Jesus Film Project – “55 Old Testament Prophecies about Jesus”
https://www.jesusfilm.org/blog-and-stories/old-testament-prophecies.html

 

*(Tugboat offering): Our Salvation History: A Special Story

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – read numbers 109 through 118 for background about how to read the Bible:
http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/p1s1c2a3.htm#113

 

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

 Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 719)

Catholic Answers Forum: “What is the Biblical definition of a prophet?”
https://forums.catholic.com/t/what-is-the-biblical-definition-of-a-prophet/381938

Catholic Answers: prophecy
https://www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/prophecy

 

*Tugboat Challenge: The Jesse Tree, Week II

 Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, Second Week of Advent
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-second-week-of-advent?p=1

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The Fleet Sources – 1 December 2019 – First Sunday of Advent – 1-A

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

Loyola Press – the Jesse Tree
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree

Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, First Week of Advent
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-first-week-of-advent?p=1

Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, Second Week of Advent
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-second-week-of-advent?p=1

Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, Third Week of Advent
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-third-week-of-advent?p=1

Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, Fourth Week of Advent
https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-fourth-week-of-advent?p=1

 

Answers (T)

“Why did Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem for the census?”
https://www.answers.com/Q/Why_did_Mary_and_Joseph_go_to_Bethlehem_for_the_census

 

Advent: Anticipating Joy (N, C, S, T)

Refer to the Vatican’s posting of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal:
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccdds/documents/rc_con_ccdds_doc_20030317_ordinamento-messale_en.html

paragraphs 305, 313

 

Matthew Who? (N) – Matthew Who? (C) – Who’s Matthew? (S)

 New Advent notes this about St. Matthew:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10056b.htm

 

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

The Great Adventure, A Journey Through the Bible: Matthew, the King and His Kingdom, Jeff Cavins & Sarah Christmyer: *Introduction to Matthew’s Gospel, p. 1  – “With more than one hundred quotes and allusions to the Old Testament, Matthew reveals their true, spiritual meaning as they are fulfilled in Jesus Christ.”

Jews for Jesus
https://jewsforjesus.org/answers/top-40-most-helpful-messianic-prophecies/

Catholic Resources – “The Gospel according to Matthew: Quotations from the Old Testament,” compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
https://catholic-resources.org/Bible/Matthew-OTQuotations.htm

Our Sunday Visitor – “The Gospel of Matthew serves as bridge to Old Testament,” by Karl A. Schultz
https://www.osvnews.com/2013/11/25/the-gospel-of-matthew-serves-as-bridge-to-old-testament/

Net Bible – “Introduction to Matthew,” by Bob Utley
https://bible.org/seriespage/introduction-matthew

 

Our Salvation History: “In the beginning…” (T)

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

 

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

Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC 524)

Etymology Online – advent
https://www.etymonline.com/word/advent

Bible Study Timeline: Recapitulation
https://uploads.weconnect.com/mce/1a5270e66ed4ca6b0227a4ebf6a959157221262b/Timeline%20Slides.pdf

 

*Tugboat Challenge: The Jesse Tree, Week I

Loyola Press – Jesse Tree, First Week of Advent

https://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/advent/the-jesse-tree/the-jesse-tree-for-the-first-week-of-advent?p=1

 

 

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