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 three Faith Supplements are available for free downloading and printing.

Prayer of the Week:

                    Third Week in Advent: Gaudete Sunday

Week III
(Third candle is lit)

PDF for Advent Scripture and Prayers:
Scripture & Prayers for Advent



Liturgy of the Word, December 12, 2021; Third Sunday in Ordinary Time; BEST LINE: “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Luke 3:16b

Quotes of the Week: “…in a world of fugitives, the one who returns home will seem to be running away.” by Dwight Longenecker

The Imaginative Conservative – “Action or Reaction? Michael Warren Davis’ ‘The Reactionary Mind’”

Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete Sunday – C
Notice: The Catholic Schooner has been placed in dry dock and The Catholic Clipper re-fitted  to provide middle-school/ high-school youth and their parents with material for joint discussion. Just as The Catholic Tugboat assists parents in their role as primary teachers of the faith to their young children, The Catholic Clipper will likewise assist parents in passing on our Catholic beliefs to their older children. Families grow stronger by learning and living out their faith together.

Please note that 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.

The Catholic Navigator – Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete

The Catholic Clipper – Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete

The Catholic Tugboat – Third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete

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Voices from Catholic Land

The Third Sunday of Advent, LY 2022

Archbishop Samuel J Aquila of the Denver Archdiocese is leading his entire Archdiocese on an Advent Retreat well worth noting:

For the Attention of Catholic Youth and Parents

Monique Sammut of writes about  St. Lucy:

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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