Las Posadas, an enactment of Mary and Joseph’s asking for shelter, has been planned for Sunday, December 16, beginning at 2 p.m.
Las Posadas, as a tradition, grew out of a community celebration which takes place on each of the nine evenings leading to Christmas. With a song, or letania, the community reenacts and remembers the journey of Mary and Joseph for a place to stay in their journey to Bethlehem. Las Posadas usually ends with a reading from the Bible and the breaking of a pinata filled with fruit, candy and food.
It is customary for a family to host a Posada and invite their family, friends and neighbors to participate.
We are co-sponsoring this year’s event with First United Methodist Church. The youth will be playing a part to help lead the activity.
We will begin at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church and con-
clude at Church of the Annunciation at around 3 p.m. Wear appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
For me a Posada is a meaningful event because it is an opportunity to get together and welcome the Holy family to our home and life. Although singing and breaking the piñatas is a fun and special moment, hosting a Posada is my favorite part because it gives us the opportunity to share the joy of the upcom-
ing birth of the Son of God.
Note from Fr. Mark: I hope that many of us will participate in this intergenerational activity. Bring your families and friends.