Blessing of Crib Figure – Bambinelli Sunday

Published on December 11, 2017

This year we will celebrate“Bambinelli Sunday“ in our three parishes. Families are invited to bring the figure of the Baby Jesus to Mass. A suggestion is, following the blessing, take your “Bambinelli` home and place it in a gift box, wrap it, and save it for Christmas. Let this be the first gift your family open on Christmas morning and together place the baby Jesus into the family crib. Say a prayer of blessing together asking God to protect your family and thanking God for the gift of His Son.

For the past several decades, each year on Gaudete Sunday, children and adults bring their Baby Jesus figure from the crib at their homes to St. Peter`s Square in Rome where the Holy Father blesses both the people and the figurines during the Angelus. This has become affectionately known as“ Bambinelli Sunday“.