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October 2, 2013

Theology of Angels

The Church teaches that “the existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls “angels” is a truth of the faith.” (CCC 328). What does this really mean? Is the Church saying that angels exist even in the modern world? Are we each assigned an angel that guards us through life? Do angels have wings? Can we see them? Do they have names? Are they male or female like us? How many angels are there? Who are the fallen angels? St. Paul writes about the different Choirs of angels and we read numerous accounts of angel-encounters elsewhere in Scripture. Psalm 91 tell us that there is a heavenly spirit assigned by God to watch over each of us during our lives. Some would say that this Guardian Angel is the closest friend that they have never met. Angels obviously have played an important role in all of history but they also play an important role in our current lives and in the future. So what’s their role in your life? Since the 17th century the Church has celebrated a universal feast day honoring the Angels on October 2. On Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 7:45pm, St. James in Novi will be hosting a one-hour discussion on the Church’s teaching on Angels. The event will begin immediately following the 7:00 PM Mass. Please also note that prior to the Mass there will also be Eucharistic Adoration from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Benediction at 6:00 PM, and the Rosary at 6:30 PM. As the Year of Faith begins to draw to a close we hope you will join us for this great opportunity to enrich your own faith life.

Start: October 2, 2013 7:45 PM
End: October 2, 2013 8:45 PM
Cost: Free

40 Days for Life

Annual Peaceful, prayer vigil for 40 continuous days beginning Wed. Sept 25th.-Sunday Nov. 3,2013 Opening Mass At St. Francis Church at 8:15 am,Wed.Sept.25th, followed by car pooling to location of Vigil, corner of College PWY.and Winkler, South Ft. Myers, Fl. People of all faiths, denominations,ages,cultures that honor and respect LIFE are urged to take part. For more information and/or
schedule a time to cover, please call 239-850-7432 or www.40daysforlife.com/fortmyers or email [email protected]

Start: September 25, 2013 9:00 AM
End: November 3, 2013 9:00 AM
Cost: Free
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