“Every person on earth has a guardian angel who watches over him and helps him to attain his salvation. Angelical guardianship begins at the moment of birth; prior to this, the child is protected by the mother’s guardian angel. It continues throughout our whole life and ceases only when our probation on earth ends, namely, at the moment of death. Our guardian angel accompanies the soul to purgatory or heaven, and becomes our coheir in the heavenly kingdom.” ~ Catholic Culture
Here are a few of our plans for this special feast.
Before dinner, we will pray the following table blessing:
Table Blessing for the Feast of the Guardian Angels
Source: Table Blessings: Mealtime Prayers Throughout the Year
Reading: They come, God’s messengers of love, they come from realms of peace above, from homes of never-fading light, from blessful mansions ever bright. Lord, to us the zeal of angels give, with love to serve you while we live; To us an angel-guard supply, when on the bed of death we lie. (Robert Campbell)
Responsory Verse: God gave his angels charge over us,
Response: to protect us in all our ways.
The Lord’s Prayer
Blessing: Almighty God, our creator, we unite with the choir of angels to sing your praises daily. And today, we give you thanks for giving the angels to us, as messengers of your mysteries and as protectors of our bodies and souls. Grant us to share this meal in peace, joy, and thanksgiving, being always mindful of the unfailing protection of our guardian angels. We ask you this, through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
We will also pray the Angel of God, The Angelus, and I will pray my personal favorite, A Mother’s Prayer to the Guardian Angels of her children:
I still haven’t decided on a recipe for dinner yet, though it will most likely be a dish made with Angel Hair pasta.
But for dessert, in contrast to the “Devil’s Food” cupcakes that we made for the feast of St. Michael, I plan on making an “Angel Food” cake for this feast day. I will serve it with of fluffy
whipping cream clouds!
In fact, I may buy a ready made angel food cake, and make a trifle. It’s super easy and very yummy. Just tear the cake up into bite sized pieces, and layer them alternately with fresh strawberries or raspberries and whipped cream. I would use my favorite trifle bowl, but any bowl will do.
And for an afternoon treat, the children will each receive an Angel Lollipop Favor that was sent home from the Autumn Festival we attended last week. A very talented mom made these for all the children out of card stock! I love them!
- The Angels God’s Messengers and Our Helpers.
- My Guardian Dear: A Story of the Angels
- Angel in the Waters
- Angels, Angels Everywhere
- Make Rainbow Angels! We are still on “a” (for Angels!) week (I am switching to a letter every 2 weeks — with everything else, one per week is just too much!) and since we will be learning about both Colors and Angels this week in Little Saints!
- Angel of God Craft provided in Little Saints
- Color Charlotte’s adorable coloring page to add to our notebooks along with our copywork.
My Guardian Dear,
to whom His love commits me here,
ever this day be at my side,
to light and to guard,
to rule and guide. Amen.