We invite all parishioners and their families and friends to the Gran Posada, on Sunday, December 15 starting immediately after the 5 pm Mass. There will be a reception in Henke Hall following the Posada with food and piñatas for the children.
The Posadas (Spanish for inn, lodging, or shelter) are an Advent candlelight procession and celebration. In Mexico and some parts of Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador, it is traditional to hold Posadas during the nine days before Christmas. The Posadas are a reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s long, frustrating search for a place where Jesus could be born. The tradition re-enacts the story told in Luke 2:1-7—but with a twist: a happy ending with the “innkeeper” welcoming Mary and Joseph into the home. We learn from the Posadas that by welcoming the poor and the needy, we are welcoming Jesus into our midst. (See Matthew 25:40.)
Invitamos a todos a la Gran Posada, el domingo 15 de diciembre, inmediatamente después de la misa de las 5 pm. Habrá una recepción en Henke Hall después de la Posada con comida y piñatas para los niños.