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:

“Lord, keep me from fruitless works of darkness;
Strengthen me to oppose and expose those who would lead others to sin.
Do not ask me to utter their evils, too shameful to repeat,
but make them visible in your searing light of justice and mercy.”
(Reference: Ephesians 5:12-14)

Liturgy of the Word, September 26, 2021; 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time; BEST LINE: “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and he were thrown into the sea.” Mark 9:42;

Quote of the Week:

scandal (n.)

1580s, “discredit caused by irreligious conduct,” from French scandale (12c.), from Late Latin scandalum “cause for offense, stumbling block, temptation,” from Greek skandalon “a trap or snare laid for an enemy,” in New Testament, metaphorically as “a stumbling block”

                *that which makes another stumble, fall off the path; cause another to sin

“God does not love us because we are valuable. We are valuable because God loves us.”
                                                                                                           Ven. Fulton Sheen

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

Please note that we’ll be posting the sources to all articles in these Faith Supplements each Monday at noon to assist teachers and students in parochial schools and CCD programs.

The Catholic Navigator – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Clipper – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Schooner – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Tugboat – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Voices from Catholic Land

The Feast of the three named angels, the Archangels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel, occurs on Thursday, September 29. EWTN has prepared a full page of links to articles covering varying aspects of these purely spiritual creatures of God:

For the Attention of Catholic Youth and Parents

Kate Daneluk of offers these suggestions on teaching children about  angels:

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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