The Galley: Food for Thought

LITURGICAL YEAR 2021
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:

“Lord, look upon me with eyes of mercy –
May your healing hand rest upon me,
May your lifegiving powers flow into every cell of my body
and into the depths of my soul,
cleansing, purifying, restoring me
to wholeness and strength
for service in your Kingdom. Amen”

         Catholic.org
https://www.catholic.org/prayers/prayer.php?p=480

Liturgy of the Word, 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time+; BEST LINES:

“But for you who fear my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings… She said, ‘If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured.’… And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.” Malachi 4:2; Matthew 5:28; Mark 6:56

 Quote of the Week: “Jesus will come again either when He is no longer needed or no longer wanted.”

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – B

The Catholic Navigator – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Clipper – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Schooner – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Catholic Tugboat – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Voices from Catholic Land

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) at their spring meeting voted on several issues, paramount among which is the drafting of a teaching document  on the Most Holy Eucharist:
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/248055/usccb-approves-drafting-of-eucharist-document-other-action-items

 In 2006 the USCCB released a document on the Most Holy Eucharist which may be referenced in the preparation of  the teaching document:
https://www.usccb.org/resources/statement-happy-are-those-who-are-called-to-his-supper-2006-11-14_0.pdf

Our Bishops are also planning a Eucharistic Revival beginning in Summer 2022 and continuing for three years:
https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/248068/eucharistic-revival-to-begin-in-2022-we-want-to-start-a-fire-not-a-program

 For the Attention of Catholic Youth and Parents:

Please consider a family discussion of the above Catholic Land articles.

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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