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 God,
Number me with your servants
And not with the proud –
Help me submit to your will,
Quietly accept hardships,
Be slow to speak,
and when I do speak,
help me do so gently, simply, and honestly.


Liturgy of the Word, October 17, 2021; 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time; BEST LINE: [“You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones make their authority over them felt.” 10:42b]

“But it shall not be so among you.” 10:43a

 Quotes of the Week:
“Ignore the people who are talking behind your back. That’s where they belong.” Unknown

“Great minds talk about ideas; average minds talk about things; small minds talk about people.” Variously ascribed to Charles Stewart, Eleanor Roosevelt, and others

In medio stat virtus.” (Virtue stands in the middle.) (Derived from Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics)

“Being ignorant, incompetent, or unqualified are not factors that deter [the proud person] from attempting to do what he cannot do.” Donald DeMarco

“Don’t worry about what people say behind your back, they are the people who are finding faults in your life instead fixing the faults in their own life.” Anon.

Twenty-Ninth 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 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Clipper – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Schooner – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Tugboat – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Voices from Catholic Land

Pope Francis launches the Two-Year Synodal Path:

 U.S. dioceses prepare for the upcoming Synod on Synodality:

A pastor saves his flock by Catholic education:

Stephen P. White writes about being ‘hopeful and happy warriors’:

David G. Bonagura, Jr. writes about ‘recovering the real St. Francis of Assisi’:

For the Attention of Catholic Youth and Parents

Catholic Land has much to share with the family this week.

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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