During Las Posadas, small groups, representing the Holy Family, stand outside a series of rooms, singing songs and asking for lodging. They are refused time and again until the group reaches the designated room. Finally, the travelers are permitted to enter. Prayer and song continue, along with games, crafts and festive foods will be shared. The evening ends with a piñata in the shape of star.
Just as Mary and Joseph faced the elements—and even more harsh innkeepers that night—participants brave rejection in bringing their love for the Christ Child to their streets. Las Posadas isn’t about being somber and still during Christmas: It’s about pilgrims and a pilgrimage, rousing song, prayer and deep faith—all of it in motion.
We look forward to sharing this Central American tradition with your family and all of the McCabe community on Wednesday, December 18th at 6pm (after dinner and High 5 worship). Groups will go from space to space within the church until they arrive at the final location where the party will commence for all! Please prayerful-ly consider volunteering as a group leader or “homeowner” who will answer the door at the rooms leading to-wards the final destination. We will also need assistance decorating doors/rooms and preparing snacks and crafts for the final party. This promises to be a moving experience for everyone involved!