Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ideas for celebrating "Michaelmas" - Feast Day of St. Michael and all the Archangels (Sept 29)

The Feast Day of all the Archangels - St. Michael, also known as "Michaelmas," falls on September 29. Two other archangels, Gabriel and Raphael, are also honored on this day. (To know more about "Michaelmas" please go to the articles on these sites: Women for Faith and Family, Catholic Culture,

For ideas on activities, crafts and the like, check out my favorite Catholic crafty homeschool mom Lacy's suggestions, which I am re-posting below:
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!
For more ideas, you can also go to or scroll through this forum thread about St. Michael's Feast Day on 4Real Forums. :-) Godbless y'all!

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