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SCHOOL OF LEADERS by MARY WEIS, ASSISTANT LAY DIRECTOR

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Our August School of Leaders was such a fitting end to summer. It included two talks on evangelization but from two different perspectives: Father Jay Bowden gave us a synopsis of his trip to EWTN and a history of Mother Angelica's quest for spreading the Word through mass media; Al Martella recounted the diocese Evangelization Day and its emphasis on personal Catholic commitment, leading by example, while bridging the gaps between different ministries.  What a thoughtful and inspiring day to start us all on the work that lies ahead for us cursillistas. May our weekends be full. Wouldn't you like to sponsor someone? Thanks, Mary

TRENTON CURSILLO ON DOMESTIC CHURCH MEDIA

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On Wednesday, August 23, Deacon Tony Martucci and Al Martella were interviewed about Cursillo on Domestic Church Media 's "TGI Friday Live" program. Conducting the interview was Jim Manfredonia and Gabriella Furmato of Domestic Church Media. (If you listen, you can hear Mary Weis, Ronnie Martella and Father Jay Bowden praying in the background!) Thank you, Jim and Gabriella and Domestic Church Media , for your hospitality and all the work you do for God!

MESSAGE FROM RICK KLARMANN, LAY DIRECTOR

Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ, When we (Secretariat) reached out to you trying to raise money to defray the costs of the upcoming weekends, I should have explained why we asked for money last year and are asking again this year.  The short answer is we receive less money than we pay out.  Secretariat strives to use your gifts to the best of our ability; here are a few examples of what your donations were used for: Defraying the cost of the Weekend Weekend supplies, books, Bibles, pens, pencils, etc. Annual dues to National Cursillo and Region 2 Annual donation to Epiphany Coffee, tea, and rolls at School of Leaders Other charitable giving We still have some funds available but we are a long way from reaching our goal of $4000 in order to defray the cost of the weekend.  I believe we will reach our goal with your help.  Please pray about it and give what you can, when you can.  You can give your gift at the upcoming School of Leaders, the Diocesan Mass (September 8 th )

A REFLECTION FROM DEACON TONY MARTUCCI

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Our readings today give us an amazing and almost fantastic picture of Christ and His Father. In our first reading from Daniel, we see Daniel’s vision of God the Father on His throne, with Christ  coming on a cloud. Daniel is seeing with the eyes of faith. He is not actually in heaven seeing God, but the Holy Spirit of God has given him this vision to share with us Our Gospel reading from Matthew shows us Peter, James and John on top of Mount Tabor speaking with Jesus about their journey to Jerusalem when Christ suddenly shines like the sun and is then joined by Moses, the great Lawgiver and Elijah, the prophet. The disciples overheard the converstion about Christ’s upcoming passion and death. Peter is so overcome that he wants to stay there on the top of Mount Tabor. When they hear the voice of God the Father, the disciples fall down in fear. Looking up, they see only Jesus as He was before the transfiguration. This was NOT a VISION. They actually saw this with their own eyes. I su

A NOTE FROM RICK KLARMANN, LAY DIRECTOR

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To all my Cursillo Brothers and Sisters in Christ, First of all thank you for your prayers.  I know it has made a huge difference in that the pain is less and I have been able to hold off any major surgery on my back or neck.  God is good. It's been a blessing to be Lay Director over the last two years. It's time for a new start.  Mary Weis and the new Secretariat need your prayers and support. Please join us on  Friday, September 8th  at St. William the Abbott for Mary's installation. We have two weekends tentatively scheduled - in December and February.  If there are men or women whom you have been praying for and you believe would benefit from the Cursillo method please invite them. So please give your applications to any one from Secretariat as soon as possible.  We need to plan for the weekend and form the team(s). Also, We still need to raise enough funds to defray the expense at San Alfonso.  We have set an ambitious goal of $4000 which is about one-third of the co