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SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST by DEACON JOHN CLYMORE

This weekend we celebrate the solemnity of Saint John the Baptist. There are only three birthdays celebrated by the church in the liturgical calendar: John the Baptist, (June the 24th) (Mary Sept. 8th) and (Jesus Dec. 25th). These integral to the plan of salvation were each born without original sin. It is for that reason that we celebrate there births as liturgical solemnities. Saint John the Baptist is so important to the life of the church that, as with this weekend, it supersedes the Sunday of ordinary time. In my humble opinion (he is 2nd) only to Mary the Mother of God. The most powerful prophet of the New Testament, john follows the footsteps of Elijah, & Elisha. Elisha asked & received a double portion of the holy–spirit.  John was filled with the Holy Spirit for God knew him before he was born. It was god who named him John & God who delivered him to precede Jesus. God has given our families the gift of the Baptism by water and fire. Dad’s lead there children t

AN IMPORTANT PRAYER REQUEST FROM MARY WEIS, LAY DIRECTOR

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As many of you may already know, we have reserved San Alfonso Retreat House December 6-9 2018 for our next weekend. With the submission of a few applications, the decision to have a men's or a women's weekend or a weekend at all, is currently under consideration. It is only through our prayers and palanca that any Cursillo is possible. As Cursillista Catholics we know that we must work hard for anything that is beneficial to our souls and the welfare of others. I am asking the Trenton Cursillo community to say one decade of the rosary every day. Just one decade. Every day. We must ask the Holy Spirit to bring the candidates to us, and that we have the courage to bring these candidates to Christ. Ask God through the Blessed Mother to give desire and strength to you as a potential sponsor, and to the potential candidate, to want to make a weekend. I know that everyone is already praying for Cursillo. I believe that everyone who hears this message knows the grace and love that

THE WAY TO COMPOSTELA

Mary Weis, at today's School of Leaders, recommended an article in Columbia Magazine (The Magazine of the Knights of Columbus) on " THE RUGGED PILGRIMAGE ROUTE TO COMPOSTELA LEADS KNIGHTS ON A PATH OF FAITH AND CHARITY." Mary felt there were parallels to the Cursillo experience.  The article can be found at this link.  Let us know what you think about the article -  send a note to trentoncursillo@gmail.com with your thoughts.