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The Rite of the Blessings of the Child in the Womb

Expectant families awaiting the birth of their child are invited to receive a special “Blessing of a Child in the Womb” during the celebration of the Mass at St. Peter Church in Covington on Sunday, July 23rd, 2017 at the 9:30 a.m. Mass.

The Rite observes that the blessing of an unborn child “sustains the parents by imparting grace and comfort in time of concern and need, unites the parish in prayer for the unborn child, and fosters respect for human life within society.” Reserved seating is available for expectant families.


The text of the Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb has been approved by the Vatican and by the USCCB. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, USCCB President, authorized its use in the liturgy as of March 26, 2012, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.


Please help us to provide adequate reserved seating for your family: call the St. Peter Office of Marriage and Family with the number of reserved seats needed: 985-892-9353.

Earlier Event: July 22
St. Anselm's 10th Annual Gala