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Hispanics celebrate Christmas Masses and posadas

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“Posada” is the Spanish word for “to take shelter.” Catholics in Latin America celebrate a novena before Christmas of meditations and feasts inviting participants to give shelter to the newborn King in their lives. The Hispanic communities invite the entire community to take the Christ child in its heart in posada celebrations. Don’t be surprised if Joseph and Mary show up seeking shelter. Tamales and a traditional Latin American drink, atole, will be served. All are welcome.

 

Mass with posadas

Dec. 14: St. Agnes, Rising Sun, Md., 7 p.m.

Dec. 21: Our Lady of Fatima, New Castle, 7 p.m.; Holy Angels, Newark, 7 p.m.; St. Catherine of Siena, Wilmington, 7 p.m.; Good Shepherd, Perryville, Md., 7 p.m.

Dec. 22: St. Joseph, Middletown, 2 p.m.; St. Dennis, Galena, Md., 4 p.m.

 

Posadas

Dec. 16: Holy Cross, Dover, 7 p.m.; Our Lady of Lourdes, Seaford, 7 p.m.

Dec. 19: St. Dennis, Galena, Md., 7 p.m.

 

Noche Buena, Dec. 24

• St. Elizabeth, Westover, Md., 4 p.m.

• Holy Angels, Newark, 7 p.m.

• St. Dennis, Galena, Md., 7 p.m.

• Our Lady of Lourdes, 7:30 p.m.

• Ss. Peter and Paul, Easton, Md., 7:30 p.m.

• Our Lady of Guadalupe, Roxana, 7:30 p.m.

• St. Mary Refuge of Sinners, Cambridge, Md.,     8 p.m.

• St. Catherine of Siena, Wilmington, 8:30 p.m.

• Immaculate Conception, Marydel, Md., 9 p.m., with posadas at 7 p.m.

• Our Lady of Fatima, New Castle, 9 p.m.

• St. Paul, Wilmington, 9 p.m.

• Holy Cross, Dover, 9 p.m.

• St. Michael the Archangel, Georgetown, 10 p.m.

• St. John the Apostle, Milford, 10 p.m.

 

Navidad, Dec. 25

• St. Paul, Wilmington, 10 a.m. (bilingual)

• St. Michael the Archangel, Georgetown, noon

• Holy Rosary, Claymont, 1 p.m.

• St. Agnes, Rising Sun, Md., 7 p.m.

 

Feast of Mary

and New Year, Dec. 31

• St. Elizabeth, Westover, Md., 5 p.m.

• Holy Angels, Newark, 7 p.m.

• Immaculate Conception, Marydel, Md., 7 p.m.

• Our Lady of Fatima, New Castle, 7 p.m.

• St. Catherine of Siena, Wilmington, 7 p.m.

• Our Lady of Guadalupe, Roxana, 7:30 p.m.

• Holy Cross, Dover, 9 p.m.

• Ss. Peter and Paul, Easton, Md., 9 p.m.

• St. Michael the Archangel, Georgetown, 10 p.m.

 

Jan. 1

• St. Paul, Wilmington, 10 a.m.

• Holy Rosary, Claymont, 1 p.m.