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Blessing of the Bambinelli and Lighting of the Christmas Tree
December 22, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Following in the annual papal tradition in Saint Peter’s Square, the National Shrine will host its annual Blessing of the Bambinelli and Lighting of the Christmas Tree on Sunday, December 22, 2019, at the 4:30 p.m. Mass. The faithful are invited to bring the Baby Jesus from their Nativity scene to be blessed at the National Shrine on this Fourth Sunday of Advent.
At the conclusion of the Mass and Blessing of the Bambinelli, the National Shrine will bless and ceremoniously light the Christmas Tree as we prepare for the birth of Jesus.