Blessing of Cribs
Sunday 12th December, 12 noon
Bambinelli Sunday – which means the Blessing of the Baby Jesus figure for the crib – will take place Sunday 12th December, Gaudete Sunday, the 3rd Sunday of Advent. Please have the baby Jesus from your crib ready to have blessed during 12 noon Mass, either at home via the webcam or in the Basilica. Then, put Baby Jesus away safely, until it is time to place him gently in the Crib on Christmas Day. All are welcome.
Blessing Prayer of the Baby Jesus Figures
Loving God, you loved us so much that you sent Jesus your son to be our brother and Saviour.
Bless these images of Jesus, may they be a sign of your love and presence in our homes.
Lord, give your blessing to all who will be with us this Christmas, especially our family and friends.
Bless those who cannot gather with us this Christmas too and keep us all safe in your love.
Help us to share the joy of knowing you, and to give generously to those who have nothing to share this Christmas.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.