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Come Celebrate a Posada:  Join us on Friday evening, December 19th, at 6:30 pm for a Hispanic Christmas celebration called a posada.  Posadas are celebrated in evenings leading up to Christmas by those churches in the Diocese of Arizona that hold Spanish services.  They are, in fact, a novenario – nine days of religious observance based on the nine months that Maria carried Jesus in her womb.  The posadas re-enact Mary and Joseph’s cold and difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter.  In Spanish, posada means “lodging.”  Those in attendance, known as “pilgrims” sing along asking for shelter, and the hosts sing a reply, finally opening the doors to the guests and offering hot ponche, fried rosette cookies known as buñuelos, steaming hot tamales, and other festive foods.

Christmas Services:  This year’s Christmas services will be:

Christmas Eve:

5 pm                      Music and Carols (Praise Band)

5:30 pm                Holy Eucharist Rite II and Children’s Christmas Pageant

7 pm                      Spanish Service

10 pm                    Music and Carols (Organ and Choir)

10:30 pm              Choral Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with incense

Christmas Day:

10 am    Holy Eucharist Rite II, no music



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