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Father Michael Martine,  Pastor of Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Staten Island, New York has announced that a wooden statue of Saint Michael, the Archangel is be created and will be dedicated at Saint Joseph’s Church in Rosebank.  The Pastor has noted that Saint Michael is the protector of Police Officers.

In order to have the artist create the statue, a fundraising drive has been initiated by the Friends of Saint Michael .  It is estimated that the cost of the statue will be more than $10,000.00. 

Chair of the Fundraising Committee is John Solazzo
Co Chairs:
Paul Cinquemani, Thomas Scotto, Anthony Marra, John Guzzo, Joe Crocitto, Paul Saryian, and Arnold Roma

Committee Members:
Dominic DeRubbio, Roe McAllister, Joe McAllister,  Kevin Elkins

This is an opportunity to help create a statue to honor our Patron Saint.  To contribute to this worthy cause, sent your contributions to:

                           FRIENDS OF SAINT MICHAEL
                           40 HOLDEN BLVD
                           STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK 10314

St. Michael the Archangel
is the patron saint of police officers.   Works of art dedicated to Saint Michael can be seen in just about every Roman Catholic Church throughout the world.   The image below is an example from the Church of Saint Michael in Munich, Germany.

               Courtesy of Web Gallery of Art
               St. Michael Slaying the Devil  
               Gerhard 1588
               MichaelKirche,  Munich


Roman Catholic Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle,
Be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil,
Rebuke him, O God, we humbly pray, And do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, By the Divine Power, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits, Who roam about the Earth seeking the ruin and destruction of souls!

Apocalypse Chapter 12, verses 7 - 9
And there was a battle in heaven; Michael and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels.  And they did not prevail, neither was their place found any more in heaven.  And that great dragon was cast down, the ancient serpent, he who is called the devil and Satan, who leads astray the whole world; and he was cast down to the earth and with him his angels were cast down. 

Daniel, Chapter 12, verses 1-2
But at that time shall Michael rise up, the great prince, who standeth for the children of thy people: and a time shall come such as never was from the time that nations began even until that time. And at that time shall thy people be saved, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth, shall awake: some unto life everlasting, and others unto reproach, to see it always..


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