Pastor’s Reflection for September 27, 2015
On October 2nd, we celebrate the feast of the Guardian Angels. The Guardian Angel is an angel to protect and guide us on our journey to the kingdom of Heaven. The most significant characteristic is that they are compelled to work on our behalf. Their inexhaustible love for God motivates them to protect and guard what is most precious to Him, His children. We read in Psalm 91:11, “For He will give His angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways.” Matthew 18:10 states, “See that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say to you, that their angels in Heaven always see the face of my Father who is in Heaven.”
St. Jerome said that the assignment of an angel to guard us states how great is the dignity of the soul. It is said that Saint Pio was known to instruct his parishioners to send him their guardian angel to communicate a trouble or issue to him when they could not travel to see him.
It is a good thing to give your angel a name so that you have an intimate relationship with your angel. Ask for your angel to assist you in any need. This is the traditional Catholic prayer:
Angel of God, my Guardian Dear
to whom God’s love commits me here.
Ever this day be at my side
to light and guard, to rule and guide.
Beginning on Tuesday, October 13, we will have a course specifically made to address the problem of using reason and evidence to establish the truth of Christianity. The course is entitled, Christ 101. We should familiarize ourselves with the arguments by which our faith is defended. People need to be shown that it is possible today for intelligent, well educated people to rationally accept Christian belief.
Thank you for your support and generosity to the Clergy Funds Collection last week. We collected $ 8,532.
I will be available for confession this week on Tuesday, September 29, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
May Jesus continue to shepherd you in all of your needs.
God love you,