Dear Friends …

The Spring Men’s Weekend will start this Thursday, April 4th, 2019 and end on Sunday, April 7th, 2019.

Here is what you need to know to support our brothers:

  • 19 men who will be making the weekend
  • 36 men who will be on the team supported by Rector, Marty Dale

Please find the lists of the candidates and team on the Cursillo website at by hovering over “The Weekend” and clicking on “Current Weekends”.

Let us support them all with our Palanca of prayers and good works.

Palanca Deliveries

Please prepare your Palanca for the days of the weekend:

  • 5 for candidates (Friday – 2, Saturday – 2, Sunday – 1)
  • 2 for team members ( Friday, Saturday)

Please sort and label every item first by the day and time and second by first name alphabetically.

If you will be up on the mountain to St. Clare’s, please use the Palanca bins located outside the kitchen door and please do not go searching for the Palanca rooms. Of course, if you cannot make it to St. Clare’s, please drop off your Palanca at the following locations found on the Current Weekends site.

If your Palanca for a candidate or team member is a large item (bigger than what would fit in an envelope) please plan to give it to them at the Potluck instead of over the weekend.


Speaking of the Potluck,  it will be held at Holy Family Parish.

If you can, please RSVP via Facebook Event.

Although the event will start at 7:00PM, please stay tune on when you can set up to respect the parish’s events and activities.


Mañanitas will be held Sunday, April 7 at 6:00AM.

Please plan to arrive no later than 5:45AM so that the procession to the candidates rooms can start promptly at 6:00AM. As parking is limited, please plan to carpool. I hope to see you all there.

If you can, please RSVP via Facebook Event. You can also comment if you need a ride or can offer a ride to other Cursillistas.

In Conclusion …

Know that you are all in my prayers everyday.

Chris Basanese
Lay Director

P.S. The Sisters at St. Clare’s have cut some trees down as part of regular facility maintenance. They request is: “Do any of you would like to have wood? We have trees fell down. We need somebody to bring their chainsaw and cut down those fallen trees and get the wood. Would any men or women in the Cursillo group would be able to help us in this matter.

Please contact me if you have any interest in helping them with this.

If you can, please join our secret Facebook group or contact John Huân Vu if you have any issues joining.