In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord. — Psalm 138:1
Mass readings: Daniel 7:9-10,13-14 or Revelation 12:7-12 / John 1:47-51
Our Church has a patron saint for just about every cause, country, concern or career imaginable. You name it, there’s a patron for it. Today we honor three unusual ones: Each is an archangel. Scripture says Michael warred against evil, so it makes sense that he’s the patron of police officers. Gabriel announced God’s news, including to Zechariah (about John the Baptist) and to Mary. He’s the patron of communication workers. The book of Tobit says Raphael traveled in disguise with Tobiah and guarded him from many dangers. He’s a patron of travelers.
Patrons have a special care for those who seek their prayers. There are thousands to choose from, and we’re welcome to have more than one. Saints await us . . . and are ready to pray for us.
Prayer: Father God, thank You for Your angels and Your saints.