People won't have the opportunity to take any more fresh pictures, as on Friday morning, the head was removed by the church's priest Gérard Lajeunesse, because it was starting to damage the rest of the statue.
The new head - a placeholder until the artist can sculpt a permanent replacement out of stone - has captured the attention of many in the parish and on social media.
"To do a statue of baby Jesus for a church is like an honour of my entire art career", she said.
He said yes, and Heather set to work, dedicating hours crafting the head of baby Jesus out of orange clay.
About a year ago, the head of baby Jesus was knocked off again.
The statue depicts Mary with baby Jesus in her arm and it stands at the Ste Anne des Pins Catholic church in downtown Sudbury, Ontario.
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Lajeunesse says the terra cotta head - already melting away in the rain - is just the first try at a head and is merely temporary.
"She was quite upset about it and she offered to do something if she could".
"The difficulty is the artist had to lift the chin so that the head would stay on because it would keep falling off", he told the CBC.
Others compared Wise's effort to a Spanish octogenarian's effort to restore Ecce Homo, a peeling fresco of Jesus, that has been called "the worst restoration in history". And he said Wise plans to use her experience with the clay to make a head of stone. It's a first go'.
The terracotta replacement head has been turning heads, because it's an orangish hue on an otherwise white statue. "And hopefully what is done at the end will please everyone", he told CBS News. "She did this out of the goodness of her heart".
"It really is shocking to the eyes because of the big contrast in color", Lajeunesse told the CBC, adding, "I wasn't trained for this in seminary".