Lay Director Message

Chris Basanese / Lay Director

Dear Friends,

I hope your days are going well as the Season of Fall is upon us. As we close out the month of September with the Men’s and Women’s weekends rapidly approaching, I would like to draw your attention to multiple ways you can help with the respective teams and candidates.

Help with Meals Needed for the Fall Men’s Weekend

Hello fellow Cursillistas!

Loren Van Huystee, the head cook for the upcoming Men’s Fall weekend is asking if anyone (individual, 4th day, etc.) is still interested in contributing a Palanca gift tohelp cover the cost of food for the upcoming weekend (October 4-7). Even the smallest cash or item will help us. If you can help contribute, please contact Loren directly at (408) 204-7074 (call/text ok). Thanks so much!

Richard Morales
Assistant Rector – Men’s Fall Cursillo weekend

Prayers for the Men’s and Women’s Weekends

… or where can I find the Prayer Charts

In addition to the usual prayer charts that show up at Ultreyas and School Of Leaders, we now have signups available on an online Prayer Chart for each weekend. Many thanks to John Huân Vu for setting this up.

To get to the online Prayer Chart:

  1. Go to the Cursillo website at http://www.sanjosecursillo.org.
  2. Under the top menu item “The Weekend”, choose the drop down link to “Current Weekends” [Link].
  3. When the page loads, scroll down to the bottom of the page where you can find links to each respective weekend’s team list, candidates list, and now a prayer chart.
  4. Click on the respective weekend’s Prayer Chart link and a Google Spreadsheet will appear.
    1. Men’s Weekend Google Spreadsheet
    2. Women’s Weekend Google Spreadsheet
  5. Once you selected the date(s) and time(s) you would like to pray during the weekend, select the time slot(s) and type your name and take note of it
  6. Once you are done, close the page since your entry will be saved and please remember to pray during the time you picked.

Palanca of Prayer and Good Works
The lists for the team and candidates for both the Men’s and Women’s weekends are up on the website [Link]. Please pray for the weekends and all who are present. Please also prepare your Palanca cards and letters to share with the candidates and team members alike with prayers and good works you have offered up on their behalf.

School of Leaders

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
7PM to 9PM
Resurrection Parish Hall, 725 Cascade Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 [Google Maps] If you can, please RSVP on Facebook [Link]

Are you a Cursillista?  If you answered yes, then the School of Leaders is for you. Come join us this Wednesday at Resurrection Parish from 7PM to 9PM. We will be looking at the meditations used on the weekends. These meditations are as much a part of each weekend as the Rollos so please plan to attend.

You are in my prayers daily,
Chris Basanese
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. Frances 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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