Bambinelli Sunday  At St. Ambrose Parish, you are invited to bring your Baby Jesus figurines from your homes to Mass on Sunday, Dec. 15th at the 9:00am and 11:00 am Mass. After the blessing you are encouraged to take your ‘Bambinelli’ home and wrap it in a box to save it for Christmas. Let this be the first gift you open on Christmas day, as you lay Jesus in the Manger, to allow this moment to be a reminder of the great blessings we receive at Christmas. For the past several decades, the Pope has blessed the Baby Jesus figurines (known as “Bambinelli”) from Nativity Scenes that belong to families in St. Peter’s Square in Rome. The blessing takes place on Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, and is known as “Bambinelli Sunday. ”

Christmas Confessions at St. Ambrose:  Wed. Dec. 18th 6-7pm; Sat. Dec. 21st 9-10am Confessions will also be heard after the Christmas Novena.  Schedule on

This sacrament reconciles us with God and joins us to Him in intimate friendship.

Christmas Mass Schedule:

Christmas Eve Masses will be 5pm; 8pm; and 12 midnight  Christmas Day at 9am; and 11am