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:

In preparation for PentecostVeni, Sancte, Spiritus

Grant to Thy faithful,

Who trust in Thee, 
Thy sevenfold gifts.

Grant us the reward of virtue, 
Grant us final salvation, 
Grant us eternal joy.


Quote of the Week
: “The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.” Hudson Taylor

“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, ‘Here am I; send me.’” Isaiah 6:8

“The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ.” C. S. Lewis

Liturgy of the Word, 7th Sunday of Easter/Ascension Thursday Sunday; BEST LINE: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth… Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.’” Acts 1:8; Mark 15:16

Seventh Sunday of Easter – B

The Catholic Navigator – 7th Sunday of Easter- Ascension of the Lord

The Catholic Clipper – 7th Sunday of Easter- Ascension of the Lord

The Catholic Schooner -7th Sunday of Easter- Ascension of the Lord

The Catholic Tugboat -7th Sunday of Easter- Ascension of the Lord

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Voices from Catholic Land

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone issued a pastoral letter on responding to present-day evils:

Fr. Charles Fox discusses the meaning of love in an age of “tolerance”:    

Francis X. Maier writes about ‘our real pandemic’:

For the Attention of Catholic Youth and Parents:

In addition to Catholic Land articles above, parents and children should enjoy CatholicIcing’s offering of ‘ideas to celebrate 50 days of Easter’:

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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