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.

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Prayer for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Entrance Antiphon for the 25th Sunday  in Ordinary Time.

I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord.
Should they cry to me in any distress,
I will hear them,
and I will be their Lord forever.


We post the sources to all articles in these Faith Supplements each Monday at noon to assist teachers and students in parochial schools and CCD programs. These sources not only support the facts of our articles, but offer more information to all.

Please Note: Last year our staff took a much-needed summer vacation by posting ‘encore’ editions from previous years.  Unfortunately, Liturgical  Year 2023 has taken a toll in personal  tragedies, resulting in loss of the necessary time-lead for granting  of  the Imprimatur. Consequently, we must now take a 3 month  Fall  break  to gain  back time for submission to the diocesan Censor Librorum. September through  November  issues will  revisit previous years’ editions. December will usher in Advent and new LY 2024 issues of the three Faith  Supplements. (Ignore calendar dates—the Liturgical designation is accurate.)

The Catholic Navigator – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Clipper – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Please note that The Catholic Tugboat is intended for use by parent/teacher with the child.

The Catholic Tugboat – 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Voices from Catholic Land

Michael Pakaluk writes about the heroic witness of a Polish man and wife during World War II that led to their and their childrens’ beautifications on 10 September 2023 – they said, “Yes!”:

For the Attention of Catholic Youth and Parents

Your family will be inspired by Dr. Pekaluk’s  article about a Polish family’s witness to Christ’s teaching about love.

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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