The Galley: Food for Thought

LITURGICAL YEAR 2023
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

Entrance Antiphon for the Second Sunday of Advent


People of Zion, the Lord will come to save all nations,
and your hearts will  exult to hear his majestic voice.
                   Isaiah 30: 19, 30

 

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 – Second Sunday of Advent

The Catholic Clipper – Second Sunday of Advent

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

The Catholic Tugboat – Second Sunday of Advent

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Voices from Catholic Land

Catholic.org  describes Catholic practices associated with Advent:
https://www.catholic.org/advent/advent.php?id=28

 CatholicEducation.org lists various Advent and Christmas practices:
https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/catholic-traditions-for-advent-and-christmas.html

For the Attention of Catholic Youth and Parents

Monique Sammut of MyCatholicKids.com tells of Advent and Christmas traditions around the world:
https://mycatholickids.com/advent-christmas-traditions-around-world/

Lacy at CatholicIcing.com suggests 10 Meaningful Advent Traditions for Catholic Families:
https://www.catholicicing.com/10-meaningful-advent-traditions-for-catholic-families-with-little-to-no-prep-work/

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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