The Shepherds were among the poorest and out casted people in the first century, but God choose them to announce the birth of Christ by a visit from an Angel.
While coloring this page, read the Gospel of Luke 2:9-15 to the children.
Make sure to point out that we sing the Gloria during mass and ask them how this relates to how Jesus comes to us in the Blessed Sacrament.
9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; 11 for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,14 “Glory to God in the highest,and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!”[a]15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” Luke 2:9-15