Blessing of a Child in the Womb



The Church welcomes with joy and compassion those parents who, recognizing that all life is a gift from God, come to the Church seeking a blessing for their unborn children.


Such a blessing sustains parents by imparting grace and comfort;

unites the parish in prayer for unborn children; and fosters respect for human life within society.


The Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb can be prayed in the presence of an individual mother (and father/family). It can also be used on the occasion of a gathering of expectant parents/families, as well as in the presence of the broader faith community.


Typically on Mother's day weekend, we celebrate this Rite in St. Mary’s Chapel following each of the five weekend Masses.


All expectant parents, families and others who would like to pray with us are welcome to participate.