December 13 at 6pm - Las Posadas
Posada is Spanish for lodging or accomodation. It is said in
plural because traditionally Las Posadas is held for nine days in Spain,
Mexico, and many South and Central American countries. The procession
represents Mary and Joseph's search for a place for the Christ child to
be born. It may have been started in 1538 by St. Ignatius of Loyola or
Friar Pedro de Gant. It has been a tradition in Mexico for 400 years.
Here at Emmanuel Las Posadas is celebrated with "inns"
located in the various rooms around the church campus. We travel from
place to place by candlelight singing songs accompanied by Fr. Rob on
guitar. There are "grumpy" innkeepers found at each "inn" refusing us
entrance. At the final "inn" we are welcomed by more hospitable
innkeepers who invite us in for a feast of tamales and other goodies and
a pinata for the kids. Come join us for this inspiring and enjoyable
evening starting at 6 pm on Sunday December 13th. For many of us Las
Posadas has become a regular part of our yearly Christmas tradition.