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A MESSAGE FROM OUR ASSISTANT LAY DIRECTOR, MARY WEIS

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Our School of Leaders Saturday was awesome. We heard from our beloved Deacon Tony Martucci who spoke about the Pope's book Joy of the Gospel, Chapter 2. The Pope states that profits are more important than the environments, and the world suffers from a lack of ethics. As Catholics we must take the gospel and give it "flesh". We must evangelize our culture and not hide our faith in the workplace or with the family. Challenges exist to be overcome! Let us be realists without losing our joy, our boldness and our hope-filled commitment. Pat Burke followed by confessing how much she loves this book! The Pope's book coupled with The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic by Matthew Kelly give her the formula for living a Christian life, following Christ's way, and developing a better understanding of being a true disciple. Editor's Note: Pat shared a daily "prayer process" from Matthew Kelly that can be found at this link . We grouped on how our fathers and

A WONDERFUL REMINDER

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Kathy Vlcej and Jean Santiago remind us to “Stop” and pray for candidates and for each other.  (Picture taken at Jeremiah House, Keyport, New Jersey in 1999) 

A MESSAGE FROM NEW LAY DIRECTOR, RICK KLARMANN

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I want to thank Ronnie and the community for your confidence in me. With the Grace of God and your continued prayer I am hopeful that I can be the servant you need. In my nervousness Friday night there were some things that were left unsaid. As Friday approached, I had been inundated with doubts and concerns. Thoughts like, “Lord, what were You thinking?” Followed immediately by, “What was I thinking? I can’t do this.” I am fairly certain that just about every person who was installed as Lay Director has had the same thoughts. Well, I don’t know if what I am feeling is fear or nervousness or apprehension or maybe a combination of all of them. In my head, I know that God is with me, but I must tell you there are other voices that are often pretty loud. So many times in the bible we hear God or an angel say, “Do not be afraid”. I think that is because God knows how we are wired, and that often our confidence is just an illusion. I think being anxious might be a good thing; keep

A JOYOUS EVENING FOR TRENTON CURSILLO

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On Friday, June 5, 2015, Father Ed Blanchett and the Trenton Cursillo community installed a new Lay Director, Rick Klarmann, a new Assistant Lay Director, Mary Weis and new Cursillo Section Head, Kathy Tucker. They also gathered to thank outgoing Lay Director, Ronnie Martella, for her service and dedication. Thank you so much to Father Ed for an inspiring homily and a beautiful installation mass, to the musicians and to Father Dave Swantek, and the community of St. Martha's, Point Pleasant, especially Dick and Jean Andrejack for their hospitality. The newly installed Lay Director, Rick Klarmann,  with new Assistant Lay Director, Mary Weis  and new Cursillo Section Head, Kathy Tucker. The newly installed Lay Director, Rick Klarmann  with outgoing Lay Director, Ronnie Martella  as Ronnie gives Rick the Lay Director's Cross Secretariat presents a beautiful gift to Ronnie - a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Left to right - George Weis, Pat and Bob Burke, Kathy