Today, Sunday, 15th December—Bambinelli Blessing.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 today the Third Sunday of Advent. 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 ChristmasALTAR SOCIETYThis is an appeal for new members, male and female, to support our existing members who take charge of the flowers, linens and brass in both Churches. In each Church, every two weeks the flowers are bought (water is changed every week), the linens are changed and sent for cleaning and the brass is polished. In simple terms two volunteers for each section means volunteering half an hour every two weeks, four volunteers means volunteering half an hour every month,The Society will meet once a month in the Parish Centre to arrange rotas etc.If you are willing to help as a volunteer please contact the Parish Office or Parish Pastoral Council membersJohn Lucey, Chairman 086 8393378Mary O’ Callaghan, Secretary 022 22911.Christmas Cards on sale in the Parish Office€6.00 per dozen.