On this day when we remember the archangels, Bishop O’Connell asks us to pray with him the prayer to Saint Michael Archangel. Let us pray:
Saint Michael Archangel, defend us in battle;
Be our refuge against perversity
And the devil’s stalks.
Reprise God, we ask for supplicants;
And you, Prince of the heavenly militia,
throws into hell, with divine power,
Satan and other evil spirits
who are scattered around the world
for the downfall of souls.