Updated: Oct 7, 2020
On Friday, October 2, the Church celebrates the feast of the Holy Guardian Angels. This is an important feast for everyone to learn about.
Each of us has a Guardian Angel given to us by God from the moment of our birth to the end our life. The Catechism of the Catholic Church affirms this in article #336 - "From its beginning until death, human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession. Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life."
Our Guardian Angels care for us, protect us, pray for us and guide us. They are our heavenly friends. We can talk to them and ask for their help. Their main job is to help us get to heaven so that we can live with God forever. Here is a simple prayer you can say together:
Prayer to my Guardian Angel
Angel of God
My guardian dear
To whom God's love
Commits me here
Ever this day
Be at my side
To light and guard
To rule and guide.
Here are some videos and ideas of how to celebrate this feast with your family:
Teaching Children About the Angels
8 Things to Know and Share About Guardian Angels
10 Ways to Celebrate the Feast Day of Guardian Angels
How to Talk About the Feast of the Guardian Angels
Guardian Angel Printable Page for Kids
Guardian Angels (My Time with Jesus)
animated video - 23 minutes
My Guardian Angel and Angel of God Song with Movements
Catholic Teaching on Guardian Angels
- 2 minutes