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September 29

We wake up to our day in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

Tomorrow is the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael the Archangels.  St. Michael is the patron of St. Michael's School here in Regina while St. Gabriel is the patron of St. Gabriel Catholic School here in town.  Who are the Archangels?

Gabriel brought messages to God's people about the coming of the Messiah, as promised by God.  Gabriel, whose name means 'God is my strength' appears to Mary in Nazareth, telling her that she was chosen by God to give birth to our Saviour, Jesus Christ and she needed strength for that journey. 

In many ways the archangels teach us to spread messages of goodness and respect both about ourselves and about other people. Michael, whose name means `he who is as God', is the protector and patron of righteousness, mercy and justice. Raphael, whose name means 'God heals', is the archangel chosen for physical and emotional healing.

Let's ask for their support:

After each line, please respond,

Pray for us:

Saint Gabriel, messenger with news of grace,

Pray for us.

Saint Michael, defender and protector,

Pray for us.

St. Raphael, healer of every ill,

Pray for us.

In honour of St. Gabriel's visit to our blessed mother let us say together:

Hail Mary

Full of grace,

The Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou among women and blest is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, mother of God,

Pray for us sinners now

and at the hour of our death.

Surrounded by angels we continue our day in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.