The Galley: Food for Thought

The Wait is Over…
                         The Catholic Tugboat is back!

It has been refitted to address third to fifth grade students, building on their catechetical preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. We urge parents to join their children each week aboard the Tugboat.

Gaudete Sunday – Third Sunday of Advent – A

The Catholic Navigator – Gaudete Sunday

The Catholic Clipper – Gaudete Sunday

The Catholic Schooner – Gaudete Sunday

The Catholic Tugboat – Gaudete Sunday


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Terms of Use (non-institutional): Because this material is copyrighted, you are permitted to freely read and/or download and print one copy weekly of each posted faith supplement for your personal use. To print multiple copies, please request permission by emailing  However, the PDF file may not be duplicated or electronically transmitted, displayed on a website, or sent via email. Instead, please encourage friends and family at a distance to visit this website.

Voices from Catholic Land

Fr. Ed Broom, OMV suggests that Advent is a time for greater silence and prayer:

Hannah Brockhaus reports on Pope Francis’ sermon on the Immaculate Conception:

Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap. reflects on the Primacy of Jesus:

Fr. Jay Scott Newman briefly introduces Evangelical Catholicism:

Prof. James L. Papandrea discusses where souls go between death and the general resurrection:


For the Attention of Catholic Youth and Parents:

Explore Advent courtesy of Loyola Press: 

Three Saints for Advent

Helpful reference sites:

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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