Over the past number of decades, on the Third Sunday of Advent,
children and adults bring their Baby Jesus figurines (Bambinelli) from their homes
to St. Peter’s Square where they are blessed by the Pope.
All children and families are invited to bring the ‘Baby Jesus’ figurine from
their cribs at home to be blessed at all Mallow Masses on the Third Sunday of Advent—
(next weekend), 16th/17th December.
A suggestion is, that following the blessing, families take their ‘bambino’ home, wrap it and as a family open that parcel first on Christmas morning and the youngest member of the family would place it in the crib. A gift of the presence of Christ in the home this Christmas