Blessing the Christmas crib
|Teacher||We invite Mary to be with us as we gather together to bless our crib.|
|Hail Mary full of grace|
|Child 1||Be with us God of peace as we prepare to welcome your Son into our world and into our hearts.|
|Child 2||May the crib remind us of the wonder of this feast.
Bless all who come to our school and homes this Christmas.
|Child 3||May the animals we place here be a sign of gentle care.
Help us to be a sign of gentleness to those we meet.
|Child 4||May the shepherds who brought simple gifts for the baby Jesus,
Help us to value simple gifts and to be grateful for them.
|Child 5||May the angels who brought the good news of the birth of this baby, help us to bring good news to those who are with us this Christmas.|
|Child 6||May the love and joy Mary and Joseph felt on that first Christmas night fill our hearts this Christmas.|
|Child 7||May the star of Bethlehem which shone so brightly over the first crib, shine over our homes and school and give love, hope and joy to all of us.|
|Together||let us sing a Christmas Carol.|