This will test your Spanish language knowledge - who knows what posada means? If you don't know, it means "inn" in Spanish. For Catherine Ellis and Caroline, it is a new tradition that our parish has begun for the children in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
The posada is made of up stuffed "dolls" that are Mary and Joseph. The first Sunday of Advent the Posada leaves the church to spend Advent with many different families before returning home on Christmas Day.
Mary and Joseph came to spend the night with us the first weekend in our house - we were in full decorating mode so they joined in. The girls loved making them a part of their traditions and routine. We talked about what it must have been like to be away from home and family and ultimately settle in a barn to have a child.
Such a neat experience to think about the time that Mary and Joseph spent waiting for baby Jesus to be born. We can't wait to do it again next year! Thank you St. Mary's.