Thursday, December 22, 2016

A NOTE FROM RICK KLARMANN, LAY DIRECTOR

De Colores,

I apologize for the late cancellation of School of Leaders, but the weather forecast didn't have snow in it on Friday afternoon when I was asked whether or not we should cancel School of Leaders.  I really was hoping to have the opportunity to meet as a community once more before Christmas.  
  
Secretariat has some potentially exciting news to share with you.  On the heels of an awesome women's weekend, we have an opportunity to have a men's weekend February 23-26.  The weekend is not confirmed but Secretariat is discerning whether to proceed with planning and preparation for a men's weekend.   There isn't much time, so we need community's help to discern if there are enough candidates--men whom you [the sponsors] have been praying for and who would like to experience Cursillo.   

If you have candidates who are interested in experiencing Cursillo but have not filled out an application, please have them fill out an application and send it to the Pre-Cursillo section heads [Pat & Bob Burke 1 Oakhurst Drive, Middletown, NJ 07748]. 

If you believe an application has been filled out in the past, please contact Pat & Bob Burke at 732-492-6122 to confirm that we have all of the correct information

The cost of the weekend is $295, which Trenton Cursillo will defray $95 of the cost of the weekend.  However, a candidate's ability to pay the cost of the weekend should not prevent them from making their weekend.  Therefore as the sponsor, if your candidate is unable to pay the cost of the weekend, please advise the Pre-Cursillo section heads (Pat or Bob Burke).

We believe that the Holy Spirit is opening up this door for us, but we need to know that there will be enough candidates before committing to San Alfonso and preparing a team for the weekend.  A decision will be made by our next Secretariat meeting on January 7th, so we need to know about candidates as soon as possible.

Please keep the Cursillo Movement in Trenton and throughout the world in your prayers. On behalf of Secretariat, we wish everyone a safe and very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.