The Catholic Student Association will be hosting its third annual Christmas Posada at 7 p.m. on Dec. 4. The celebration will begin in the Rotunda of the Central Academic Building and end in the game room.
“The message CSA is trying to spread is the word of God as well as the gospel,” Ariana Agundiz, president of The Catholic Student Association, said.
The term “posada” means hotel or inn in Spanish. Mexicans celebrate Las Posadas Dec. 16-24, according to https://www.britannica.com/topic/Las-Posadas. The reenactment commemorates the pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem as they searched for refuge for Mary to give birth to the baby Jesus.
“As a Catholic organization here on campus, it is important for us to remember the true meaning of Christmas and how it’s shared with our friends and family,” Agundiz said.
Members of the Catholic Student Association will be performing the reenactment.
CSA hopes to impact students and community members by showing them the struggles Mary and Joseph faced on their journey.
“We are hoping to bring students as well as families closer to the birth of Jesus as we all follow Mary and Joseph through their journey in Bethlehem,” Agundiz said.
There will also be music and songs from the holy scriptures. After the posada, CSA will be providing food, sweet bread, hot chocolate, as well as other sweet treats.
The association hopes to recruit more student members and entice the surrounding community to take part in its festivities.
“This year we’re having more costumes as well as participants. We’re even predicting more guests,” said Agundiz.
For more information, visit the association’s Jagsync at https://tamusa.campuslabs.com/engage/event/4891514.