The Galley: Food for Thought

We persist in this Apostolate because the Catholic faith is beautiful, because it is true, and because it is good. We persist because the Church is Christ here-present, and, like a ship, protects and advances us toward Jesus Christ until He comes again. We persist because we have been charged with passing on our faith (see Deuteronomy 4:4-7; 11:19).

And, we persist because, to shamelessly co-opt a line from the movie, Chariots of Fire, ‘when we write, we feel His pleasure.’  Contact Us.

Presently, weekly copies of our four Faith Supplements are available for free downloading and printing.

Prayer of the Week:


Divine Mercy Conversion Prayer –

“O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You.”  (Diary, 84).





Quote of the Week: “At three o’clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners… This is the hour of great mercy for the whole world. I will allow you to enter into My mortal sorrow. In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion…” Diary, §1320

Liturgy of the Word, 2nd Sunday of Easter/Divine Mercy Sunday: BEST LINE: “Thomas answered and said to him, ‘My Lord and my God!’” John 20:28


Second Sunday of Easter/ Divine Mercy Sunday – B

The Catholic Navigator – Second Sunday of Easter — Divine Mercy Sunday

The Catholic Clipper – Second Sunday of Easter — Divine Mercy Sunday

The Catholic Schooner – Second Sunday of Easter — Divine Mercy Sunday

The Catholic Tugboat – Second Sunday of Easter — Divine Mercy Sunday

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Voices from Catholic Land

We are now in the Great Sunday of Easter, the fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday.

St. John Chrysostom’s Paschal Homily captures wonderfully the reasons for our joy:

Msgr. Charles Pope discusses ‘what it means to rise from the dead’:

Our Easter joy, however, was bought at tremendous cost, one we must never forget. St. Teresia Benedicta a Cruce (Edith Stein) gives us the ‘word from the cross’:

Sandra Miesel writes about the legend and history of the true Cross:

Jim Graves discusses the clues given by the Shroud of Turin about Jesus’ sufferings on Good Friday:

The Second Sunday of Easter is also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. To learn more about the ‘message of Divine Mercy’ visit this site:

For the Attention of Catholic Youth and Parents:

In addition to Catholic Land articles above, parents and children should enjoy CatholicIcing’s offering of ‘ideas to celebrate 50 days of Easter’:

In addition to the sources posted weekly, there are many Catholic websites that should be visited for regular reference. Some suggested sites are listed in this PDF file:

Some Reliable Catholic Websites

All are encouraged to peruse the source materials to add to the understanding gained in each issue. Happy reading!

A Note to Parents about resources to assist in faith formation at home.

There is much information on the Internet to help you in teaching the Faith to your children. Some helpful suggestions in navigating the Web are available in this downloadable PDF file:

Finding Catholic teaching Sites

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