Blessing of the “Baby Jesus”, 10am Mass this Sunday!

St. John Paul II began a tradition early on in his papacy where he invited the children of Rome to assemble in St. Peter's Square on the Third Sunday of Advent during his Angelus address. He asked them to bring their little statue of the Baby Jesus that would be placed in their Nativity set at home. John Paul II blessed the figurines of those present and told them to assemble before the manger scene with their family in a spirit of prayer.

In keeping with this beautiful Advent tradition, we invite families to bring their Baby Jesus to the 10:00am Mass this Sunday, December 15, and we will offer the blessing at the end of Mass.