Use this map to follow our Posada figures as they move from household to household within the parish and beyond (and sometimes to school) starting on Advent Sunday (December 2nd). On Christmas Eve they will return to St Mary's and be welcomed into church during our Christingle service.
There are two sets of Posada figures, Set 1 will be represented by green stars and Set 2 by gold stars.
St Mary's church (their eventual destination on Christmas Eve) is indicated by a larger gold star which is permanently displayed. However the gold and green stars only indicate the figures' general whereabouts and not a specific property.
You may need to click Refresh to see a new day's stars; click onon the map to zoom in,to zoom out.
Posada is an old Mexican tradition where young people dressed as Mary and Joseph travelled from house to house asking for a room for the night and telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus in the weeks leading up to Christmas. On Christmas Eve they would visit the local church to re-enact the nativity and place figures of Mary and Joseph in a crib.
Modern day Posada uses nativity figures of Mary and Joseph who travel from place to place. This gives each ‘host family’ the chance to create their own celebration in their home or place in the community, worshipping and reaching out to their communities with the real message of Christmas, making room for Jesus in their lives.