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 of the Week

Sacred Scripture

“To fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.”
        Sirach 1:4, Psalm 1:1-2


Liturgy of the WordMay 15, 2022, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time; BEST LINE: “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them.’” Revelation 21:3

Quotes of the Week: “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” Lewis Carroll

“At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.” George Orwell [From his notebooks, published in Collected Essays.]

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” William Arthur Ward

“If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.” Yogi Berra

“Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.” Omar N. Bradley

Fifth Sunday of Easter – C
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Because of scheduling difficulties, the May issues of our three faith supplements were unable to receive the customary Imprimatur. We are posting the May issues without Imprimatur. While we believe that the content of all May issues is in agreement with sound Catholic teaching, we cannot assure this without the Imprimatur.

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The Catholic Navigator – Fifth Sunday of Easter

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The Catholic Tugboat – Fifth Sunday of Easter

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Voices from Catholic Land

Please continue your prayers and sacrifices for our sisters and brothers in Ukraine. Beg God to bring peace and an end to all evil intentions. Please pray also for the good people in Russia, that their own prayers for peace be heard.

For the Attention of Catholic Youth and Parents

Please refer to Voices from Catholic Land, above.

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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