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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.


Dates for this blessing will be publicized via all parish media tools.

The Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb will be celebrated on Father’s Day weekend,
June 19/20 after each of the five weekend Masses.

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