Posada 2021 – Host the Holy Family

Las Posadas (Spanish for “Inns” or “Shelters”) is a tradition originating in Latin America and celebrated there, as well as in the United States to commemorate the pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph as they walked from Nazareth to Bethlehem to be registered in the Bethlehem census. As the story goes, baby Jesus was born in Bethlehem in a stable as the couple couldn’t find lodging at an inn because they were all full.


Once again this year, parishioners of all ages are invited to host the Holy Family during Advent. Join the St. John’s Children’s Ministry in this meaningful tradition by hosting Mary and Joseph in their homes as they travel along their way to Bethlehem.

As Mary and Joseph’s stay winds down at one host’s home, that host will accommodate Mary and Joseph’s transportation to the next host’s home until the couple reaches Bethlehem. We hope you will sign up to host Mary and Joseph this year for Las Posadas! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call or text Stephen Rogers, the Posada Chairperson at 850.510.9039 with any questions.

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