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News2018-09-07T20:29:25+00:00
Lay Director Message

Chris Basanese / Lay Director

Dear Friends,

Fall is rapidly approaching. Those with children and those who teach are extra busy with the start of the new school year.

Our Fall Cursillo teams continue to be busy preparing for the upcoming weekends. The team list for both weekends are available now on the Cursillo website and candidate lists will be up shortly [Link]. Let’s show our support by praying for team and candidates alike and by getting our Palanca cards and notes telling of our prayers and good works ready to send to St. Clare’s. Please also plan to attend Manañitas and the Sunday evening potlucks. Both of the potlucks will be held at Avila Hall at Santa Teresa Parish at 794 Calero Avenue in San Jose, California.

At the August Ultreya and the August School of Leaders session, we introduced the updated Cursillo application and trifold. Our intent in updating both is to provide candidate and sponsor alike with a better understanding of what the weekend and the Cursillo Movement are all about. The application is available now on the Cursillo website [Link].  A downloadable copy of the trifold will be available on the website in the near future. Please use these aids when pitching Cursillo to your friends and family.

As Cursillo weekends draw near, I am often asked, “Is there room on the upcoming weekends?” My answer is usually yes for the men and maybe for the women, but in either case, get the application and deposit mailed in sooner rather than later. While weekends can fill up, especially for the women, it is not unusual for people who signed up to make the weekend find they need to drop before the weekend starts. These drops open up room for those whose applications and deposits are already in. If a weekend does fill up, those remaining on the waiting list are given first priority for the following weekend. As I write this, there remains room for the Men’s Fall weekend, while the Women’s Fall weekend is at the waiting list state. So please get those applications in.

Before we get to the Fall weekends, we have the September Ultreya and September School of Leaders. The times and dates are below. I strongly encourage everyone to attend both the Ultreya and School of Leaders. Both are great opportunities for time to build community, learn more about Cursillo and opportunities within the community.

While encouraging you to attend both, I want to really encourage you all to come to School of Leaders. Larry has been doing a fabulous job pulling these together. Each session has a great talk by one of our priests, deacons or religious followed by a talk on a technical aspect of Cursillo. August’s focus was on the weekend Music team. September’s focus is on the weekend meditations, reconciliation and Marian Devotions. So I look forward to seeing everyone at these events later this month.

In Memoriam
Norma and I attended Memorial Services for two long time Cursillistas who recently entered their 5th day. Patty Meehan and Bob Davis (beloved husband of Polly Davis). Please keep their families and friends in your prayers as they mourn their passing.

As always – you are in my prayers,

Chris Basanese
Lay Director

Upcoming Events
September Ultreya
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Santa Teresa Parish, Avila Hall
794 Calero Ave, San Jose, CA 95123
6:45PM – 9:00PM
The Fall 2018 Men’s Team will be hosting.
Lynda DeManti will be sharing on how we can help in our parish Catechetical programs.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/949815998544967
School of Leaders
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Saint Francis Cabrini
15333 Woodard Road, San Jose, CA 95124
Focus will be on the Weekend Mediations, Reconciliation and Marian Devotions.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/245050912870425
Spring 2019 Rector/Rectora Discernment
Early November with date and place to be announced
Opportunity to Support National Cursillo
Each year the National Cursillo Movement, of which we are affiliated and from which we receive support, seeks to raise funds for the movement by asking Cursillistas to donate $3.00. If you feel moved to contribute to this worthy part of the Cursillo movement you can send your check for $3 (or more) to:
National Cursillo Movement, Inc.
National Cursillo Center
P.O. Box 799, Jarrell, TX 76537
September – Ultreya

Santa Teresa Parish

Date: September 19, 2018

Time: 6:45-9:00 pm

Join your fellow Cursillistas for an evening of good food (potluck), great friends, sharing, encouraging music, and fellowship. The evening will begin with social time from 6:45pm – 7pm, followed by prayer, meditation, sharing in small groups, witness speakers, and a keynote speaker. We will end the evening with offering our individual petitions as prayer and a rousing version of ‘De Colores’.

Ultreya will be held at Santa Teresa Parish, Avila Hall, 794 Calero Ave, San Jose, CA 95123. The Fall 2018 Men’s Team will be hosting. Lynda DeManti will be sharing on how we can help in our parish Catechetical programs.

September – School of Leaders

Date: September 26, 2018

Time: 6:45pm-9:00pm

Join your fellow Cursillistas for an evening to gather and strengthen our faith journey. The evening will begin with social time from 6:45pm – 7pm, followed by a talk by one of our priests, deacons or religious, and then followed by a talk on a technical aspect of Cursillo. We will end the evening with offering our individual petitions as prayer and a rousing version of ‘De Colores’.

The focus will be on the Weekend Mediations, Reconciliation and Marian Devotions.

St. Francis Cabrini

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Inspirational Quotes

“Faith is to believe what you do not see. The reward of faith is to see what you believe.”

St. Augustine

“Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again: for forgiveness has risen from the grave!”

St. John Chrysostom

“Mary, who is the Virgin Most Pure, is also the Refuge of Sinners. She knows what sin is, not by the experience of its fall, not by tasting its bitter regrets, but by seeing what it did to her Divine Son.”

Venerable Fulton Sheen

“Know that the greatest service that man can offer to God is to help convert souls.”

St. Rose of Lima

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