Blessing of the Bambinelli December 15/16 after all weekend Masses

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A custom of the Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) is the blessing of the bambinelli. “Bambinelli” is an Italian word that refers to the figurine of the Baby Jesus in your home nativity sets. Parishioners are encouraged to bring the figurine of the Baby Jesus from your nativity scenes to any Mass on the Third Sunday of Advent. Once each Mass concludes, remain in church and the priest will return to conduct the blessing of the bambinelli.