Celebrate Michaelmas - St. Michael and all the Archangels!

Michaelmas comes every year on September 29. It is the feast day of St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, and well- basically the Archangels :-) When getting ready to celebrate Michaelmas with your kids, think "tough angels". Because that's what archangels are. Save your "fluffy angel" ideas for the feast of Guardian Angels in October.

I love this Angel Mobile Craft from Bountiful Blessings.
If you're not crafts enough to cut the pieces out like she did,

from Catholic Kingdom.

They made these Archangel Candle Crafts over
on Sweetness and Light.
on Coloring Saints.

Waltzing Matilda has Archangel Coloring Sheets
for Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.
(These colored versions from Bountiful Blessings).

Domestic Church has a St. Michael Cross Stitch Pattern
with the prayer of St. Michael.

Some food ideas could include having angel food cake, angel hair pasta, or "angel wings" (aka buffalo wings). You could also go in the opposite direction and serve deviled eggs or devil's food cake. Bountiful Blessings made this archangel cake in celebration of Michaelmas.

You could also decorate a cake with a small St. Michael or other angel statue, or stand up a laminated holy card in your cake. Enjoy celebrating Michaelmas!

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  1. Dear Lacy,
    Great ideas as usual.
    Here are some links to what we did last year.
    Ou Plans with infofrmation http://cherishedheartsathome.blogspot.com/2009/09/michaelmas-plans.html
    What we did for the day -http://cherishedheartsathome.blogspot.com/2009/10/celebrating-michaelmas-2009.html

    and the fun part for the kids a slideshow of the play they performed
    direct link

    Hope you come up with some other great ideas

  2. I find it funny (divine, perhaps?) that as I was reading this post, Fr. Corapi started talking about the Angels on Relevant Radio.

    That cross-stitch pattern is awesome! :D

  3. what a marvelous compilation of activities and ways to celebrate those three wonderful Angels!

  4. Thank you for this timely post! We will definitely be using some (or all) of these ideas this year!!!

  5. My kids adore all things Tomie DePaola. They will be over the moon to make Pascual's Kitchen Angels on the feast. Thanks for the links.

  6. Too cute! Fab post, Lacy.

    I just remembered that I forgot (follow that?) to remind you of my St. Michael the Archangel Paper Dali: http://paperdali.blogspot.com/2010/08/saint-michael-archangel-el-arcangel-san.html

    Yeah. A label in the site index would have helped, huh? Oopsy me.

  7. Oooooooooooooo I love the mobile!!! :)

  8. Thanks for posting those 3 angel coloring pages! As always, a wonderful collection, Lacy!

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