Thursday, September 17, 2020

Celebrating the Archangels with Older Kids: A Bible Study (Paper and Digital), Prayer Cards, and a Bulletin Board

The Feast of the Holy Archangels is coming up on September 29th. My students might be able to name the three Archangels (maybe?) but I don't think they know their stories. So between now and the feast day, I plan to work in this Archangel Bible study to help them grow in devotion to these mighty servants of God. 

Today I'm sharing a variety of resources with you, mostly inspired by these lovely images of the Archangels I found in the public domain. I printed them in black and white on bright paper to make this quick bulletin board: 

Next up, here is a Lectio Divina style Bible Study covering one story from the Bible for each Archangel. Each angel has a one page study. I would recommend either letting the students choose one of the three to complete (and then sharing with classmates) or working on them over three different days, allowing them to focus on one story at a time.
Click here for the the pdf version of the three Bible studies:

If you'd like to be able to assign the Bible Study to your students digitally, I also created this slide show version. Again, you can assign this over multiple days, allow the students to choose just one angel, or delete unnecessary sections. Click here for a digital version of the Bible Study using Google Slides. You can download them to use in PowerPoint or assign to students using Google Classroom:

While I was at it, I also used a few of the printables for some Bible Journaling. (I included a small version in the bulletin board set that would be great for making prayer cards, etc. Here I printed them on clear sticker paper and stuck in the margins of my journaling Bible).

Also in the bulletin board set are these quotes/Bible verses for the Archangels. Click here for the prayer cards:

Click here for the Archangel Art printables in three different sizes:

Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, pray for us!


  1. This is GLORIOUS! THANK YOU! I'm doing a Bible Study right now with high school teenagers using your other glorious "Virtues & Saints" Bible Study. I'll plan to weave this in. You are beautiful gift from God, Katie!

  2. Thank you so much! This will be a great resource for my students!

  3. Katie, every time that you share your work, you bless me and my students and untold others! I hope that you understand the ripple effect of your efforts. I am not teaching Religion this year, per se, but I absolutely am going to do this Bible study with my middle schoolers in ELA. (Reading is reading, right?) Thank you again for sharing your God-given talents. Clearly, His hand is at work in your life.

  4. Hi, Katie!
    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!
    May God bless you today and always!
    Sr. Cristina

  5. Thank you so much!
    I love how you include beautiful art in with your presentations.
    God Bless!
    Peace, Beverly

  6. Wow! What beautiful work. Thank you for your ministry.