On Sunday, December 15th during the 10:30AM Mass, we invite all of our families to take part in our Bambinelli Sunday. Each year, on the Third Sunday of Advent, children gather with their families in St. Peter's Square for "Bambinelli Sunday." The children bring with them figures of the Baby Jesus - the Bambinelli - from their family's Nativity scene. During the noontime prayer, the pope blesses the children and the figurines they have brought.
While, we might not have the pope here to bless our Bambinelli, we will have Fr. Tom, who will bless the figurines of the Baby Jesus and all who gather with us. Following the Mass, we will also have a special blessing of our outdoor Nativity scene.
So don't forget to bring your Bambinello with you!