The Feast of St. Michael on September 29
has become a combined feast for the Archangels Michael, Raphael and Gabriel.
This feast is also called Michaelmas, as in “St. Michael’s Mass”.
Pronounced “mikəlməs/ or [MIK] + [UHL] + [MUHS], similar to “Christmas” (“Christ’s Mass”).
These Saints are venerated in the tradition of the Holy Catholic Church:
St. Michael (Hebrew = Who is like unto God?) is the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil.
St. Gabriel (Strength of God) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus. His greeting to the Virgin, "Hail, full of grace," is one of the most familiar and frequent prayers of the Christian people.
St. Raphael (Medicine of God) is the archangel who took care of Tobias on his journey. Read it for yourself in the Book of Tobit!
September 29, 2023 on the Feast of St. Michael
5:30 p.m. Family Adoration and Reconciliation (a great opportunity for children and adults to learn the Rosary)
6:30 p.m. Michaelmas Feast - Community Event in the Church Courtyard
7:00 p.m. St. Michael's Bannock Judging Contest (prize to be awarded to the best baker!)
See Bulletin flyer for more details on this festive event!
A Prayer to Know (and Pray!) by Heart:
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God,
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.