The Blessing of the Bambinelli is a tradition which began in Rome. Each year on the Third Sunday of Advent, the Holy Father invites children to bring the baby Jesus from the family Nativity scene to Mass for a blessing. After the blessing the children are invited to wrap up their baby Jesus and to place him under the Christmas Tree at home. On Christmas morning the Bambinello is the first Christmas gift to be unwrapped and placed in the family crib. We will bless the baby Jesus from your crib at all Masses this weekend.