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La Posada
December 15 at 6:00 pm

Las Posadas is a Mexican celebration that dates back over 400 years. The celebration lasts for 9 days and it tells the familiar story of the Holy Family’s search for posada (or lodging) before the birth of Jesus.  While we have only been celebrating La Posada for a fraction of that time, it has become a well loved tradition here at St. Mark’s!

           Our celebration lasts only one night, which is why we refer to it in the singular, La Posada.  We begin the night at 6 pm under the porte cochere joined by Mary and Joseph, played by members of our youth. We follow them in procession around the church as they go “inn to inn” requesting lodging before the birth of Jesus, only to be turned away at every stop. We sing songs as we process together, until we arrive at the last inn, where Mary and Joseph are finally offered posada.  Our younger children follow the procession and gather in the final scene, the nativity, dressed in characters such as the star, angels, shepherds, barn animals, and the three wise men.

After this, the congregation is welcomed upstairs in Payne hall for a true fiesta! We will have a live mariachi band, tamales, and pi񡴡s for the children, both young and old. This is truly an extraordinary event, not to be missed! Please join us.

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