Parish Posada- the Travelling Nativity

 

Starts: Sunday 27 November:
Parish Posada—the Travelling Nativity
 

 

 

 

On Advent Sunday (27 November)  crib figures are  given to the first hosts during the 10.00 Parish Eucharist. 

Every day  during Advent the figures travel  from one home to another
and are given room for the night.

All ages join in- sharing together, celebrating together, preparing for Christmas together.

Posada is a Spanish word meaning “inn”.

Posada celebrations originate in Mexico where two young people were chosen  to dress up as Mary and Joseph. They travel from house to house in their village reminding people of Jesus who is coming and asking the householders if they would give them and Jesus room. On Christmas Eve the whole village comes together in the square to enact the story of Christmas.

 On Advent Sunday  the crib figures are  given to the first hosts during the 10.00 Parish Eucharist.  Each night during Advent the figures travel  from one home to another and are given room for the night. On Christmas Eve the figures are brought back to Church . Along with the crib figures there is a sheet of prayers to use at home and a candle to light.

Posada is for everyone – old and young.

No-one need feel left out – if you are house-bound we can  arrange to transport the crib figures for you. Or the next host family can come to you to collect them.

 It is hoped that those who are bringing the figures to another person’s home will be invited in at least for a few minutes chat, perhaps to have a cup of tea. You will know who is bringing the figures to you – and you can ‘phone each other at some point to arrange a mutually convenient time

Posada helps us think about the hope and   promise of  Advent and Christmas and to share God’s message and promise of love  given us in the Christ-child with others.