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The Diocese of Covington will celebrate Advent with a Christmas tree and bambinelli blessing at St. Mary Park (next to the cathedral) — enjoy live music by high school choirs, homemade cookies baked by Curia staff, and hot chocolate. Bishop Iffert will bless the Christmas tree in the park, and for the first time the event will include a Bambinelli Blessing.
Begun in 1969 by Pope Paul, Rome’s Bambinelli Blessing is an annual tradition. Children bring the infant Christ figures from their home nativity scenes to be blessed by the pope after the Angelus on the third Sunday of Advent. Bring your family’s “bambinelli” for Bishop Iffert to bless.