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Sharing the Word Program for Saturday, September 29, 2012 (Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels)
Each archangel undertook one or more projects to carry out the providence of God.


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Today's Reading
John 1:47-51

There is more to creation than what we perceive. God is involved in it every day. We are surrounded by angels, agents of God’s love for us.

Today the Church celebrates the feast of the archangels Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel. These are special agents of God’s care for His people. According to Christian tradition each of them undertook one or more particular projects to carry out the providence of God.

The Church today looks on each of them as patrons of certain aspects of our world. Michael is the patron saint of security forces; Gabriel of telecommunications; Raphael of travelers.

But the specifics of the work of each archangel are not as important as what they represent: God’s love and care for us human creatures.

Meet Archbishop Pilarczyk
Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk,  the eighth ordinary of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally prominent churchman, educator and author. A native of Dayton, Ohio, he was ordained a priest on December 20, 1959, after studies in Rome. He was ordained bishop in 1974 and installed as Archbishop of Cincinnati in 1982, where he served until his retirement in 2009. In addition to a doctorate in sacred theology from Pontifical Urban University, he holds an M.A. in classics from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in classics from the University of Cincinnati. He has written more than a dozen popular books and many pamphlets and articles. His best-selling book is Twelve Tough Issues – And More. His most recent books are When God Speaks and Live Letters. The archbishop’s service to the American church includes terms as vice president (1986-1989) and president (1989-1992) of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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