Dear Friends!

The Fall Men’s Weekend will start this Thursday (October 4th).

Here is what you need to know to support our brothers. There will be 19 men who will be making the weekend supported by Jesse and the 34 men on the team. Please find the list of the candidates and team on the Cursillo website by looking at the instructions below or clicking here. Please support them all with our Palanca of prayers and good works.

The palanca runs will occur on the days of weekend:

5 for candidates (Fri – 2, Sat – 2, Sun – 1)
2 for team (Fri – 1, Sat – 1)

If you plan to head up to St. Clare’s, please be discrete and only drop your palanca into the bins adjacent to the kitchen door nearby the giant rooster. Please do not go to the palanca room and please hide your presence once the weekend starts on Thursday evening.

If you cannot make it to St. Clare’s, you can also drop off your palanca at the following locations:
Mary Grunthaner
950 Franquette Avenue, San Jose
(Willow Glen)
Drop off can start at Wed 12PM
Fri Cut Off 12PM Thursday
Sat Cut Off 12PM Friday
Sun Cut Off 12PM Saturday

Mimi Bini
4770 Jarvis Avenue, San Jose
(South San Jose)
Fri Cut Off 3PM Thursday
Sat Cut Off 12PM Friday
Sun Cut Off 12PM Saturday

If your palanca for a candidate or a team member is a large item that is bigger than an envelop, please give it to them at the Sunday potluck.

The potluck will be at Santa Teresa (Avila Hall) [ Google Maps ]. Please note that due to the Religious Education activities in Avila Hall, there will be no access until 3:30PM. Please be extremely respectful and do not seek entrance to set up before 3:30PM.

Mañanitas will be held this Sunday (October 7th) at 6AM. Please arrive by 5:30AM so that the procession to the candidates rooms can start promptly at 6AM. As parking is limited, plan to carpool if you can. If you are a driver or looking for a driver, please consider putting your name down for carpooling by clicking here. I hope to see you all there.

Know that you are in my prayers,
Chris Basanese
Lay Director

Trouble finding the list of candidates, team, and prayer chart?

You can find a list of weekend candidates, teams, and prayer charts on the San Jose Cursillo website at
1. Hover over “The Weekend” and a drop down will appear
2. Choose “Current Weekends”
3. Once the page loads, scroll to the bottom to find links to the list of weekend candidates, teams, and prayer charts
4. For the list of weekend candidates and team members:
4a. Click on the desired link and the appropriate document will appear in which you can print immediately.
5. For the prayer chart:
​5a. Type your name onto one or more of the time slots, make a note of the date and time(s) chosen
5b. Close the file (your entry is saved automatically)
5c. Remember to pray during the time you picked