Tuesday, November 12, 2019

THE CURSILLO SECTION NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!

The Cursillo Section Needs Your Help for the following:

  • Help with Set-up on Thursday 12/5 from 4 to 5PM
  • Help Checking-in People on Thursday 12/5 at 7PM
  • Help with take down Sunday 12/8 from 2-3PM
  • Need Snacks for the weekend
  • Need Bottled Water for the weekend
If you can help, please call David Riggio at 914-629-7299 or Robert Lauricella 646-229-4295.

God Bless You!!!

BE A PRAYER PARTNER FOR TRENTON 128 AT ST. ALFONSO'S CHAPEL.


We have opportunities for the community to sign up for praying in the Chapel at San Alfonso's for the Women's Weekend #128.

To be a prayer partner for at the St. Alfanso Chapel for someone on this list CALL DAVID RIGGIO at (732) 323-0216 OR Email David at davadips@yahoo.com. David will confirm the time and location of the chapel.

Please pray for all of the members of the team of Trenton 128.

We will update this list as cursillistas respond.


THURSDAY
Title   
Day
Time  
Given By
Prayer Partner
Chapel Time
Know Thyself
Thu
8:30PM
15 min- Spr.Advs.
Deacon
John Clymore
n/a n/a
Prodigal Son
Thu
9:30PM
15 min
Spr. Advs. 
Father Ed
n/a n/a

FRIDAY


Title   
Day
Time  
Given By
Prayer Partner
Chapel Time
Three Glances of Christ
Fri
7:15AM
15 min
Spr. Advs
Father Ed
n/a n/a
Ideal
Fri
9:30AM
30 min
Laity
Alice Riggio
Grace 
Fri
10:30AM
45 min
Spr. Advs.
Father Ed
Laity
Fri
1:15PM
/30 min
Laity   
Ronnie Martella
Faith
Fri
2:15PM
45 min
Spr. Advs.
Deacon John   Clymore
Piety
Fri
4:15PM
30 min
Laity
Mary Weis


SATURDAY

Title   
Day
Time  
Given By
Prayer Partner
Chapel Time
Figure of Christ
Sat
7:30AM
15 min
Spr. Advs.
Deacon John Clymore
n/a
n/a
Eucharist Talk during Mass
Sat
7:45AM
20 min
Spr. Advs.
Father Ed
n/a
n/a
Study 
Sat
9:15AM
30min
Laity   
Lisa Klarmann


Sacraments #1         
Sat
10:15AM
45 min
Spr. Advs.
Deacon John Clymore


Sacraments #2         
Sat
11:00AM
45 min
Spr. Advs.
Father Ed


Action
Sat
1:30PM
30 min
Laity   
Amy Sechiano


Obstacles to the Life of Grace
Sat
3:00PM
15 min
Spr. Advs.
Deacon John Clymore


Leaders         
Sat
4:00PM
30 min
Laity
Mary Ann Dowd



SUNDAY

Title   
Day
Time  
Given By
Prayer Partner
Chapel Time
Christ’s Message to the Cursillista
Sun.
7:15AM
15 min
Spr. Advs.
Father Ed
n/a
n/a
Study and Evangelization of Environment
Sun.
9:10AM
30 min
 Laity
Adelaide Sangiorgi


Life in Grace
Sun.
10:10AM
45 min
Spr. Advs.
Deacon John Clymore


Christianity in Action           
Sun.
11:15AM
45 min
Laity
JoAnn Henderson


Cursillista Beyond the Cursillo and Total Security
Sun.
1:30PM
15 min Laity
Kathy Tucker


Monday, November 11, 2019

FROM KATHY TUCKER, LAY DIRECTOR

We have opportunities for the community to sign up for praying in the Chapel at San Alfonso's for the Women's Weekend #128.

We have two people per talk. When you sign up please call David Riggio so he can keep track of our prayer warriors. He will give you the instructions at that time. 

We also are accepting donations such as water and snacks.

Anyone wishing to write Palanca. We will be accepting all Palanca at SOL, your Ultreya Meetings and at the November 22, 2019 8PM at the send off Mass at Epiphany in Brick and the Thursday Night, Dec 5th Opening.

Please pray for the Team and Candidates.

DeColores, Kathy

Saturday, November 2, 2019

A REFLECTION FOR THE 31ST SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIMES BY DEACON TONY MARTUCC!


“...Come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.” Lk. 20:5


This invitation is not meant only for Zacchaeus, or the Apostles or the early Christian. Jesus offers this invitation to every one of us. We are not to be Christians only when we are in Church for an hour each week. We are to bring our faith into every word and action of our lives. Christ wants to be a part of our lives. At our Baptism, God calls us to be holy, that is, to be on a journey to becoming saints. Holiness comes from our giving Christ complete access to every aspect of our lives.


Christ calls us to be missionaries, sent in unexpected ways to give witness to the unconditional love of God. At school, or work, in our homes and in our leisure time we are to show Christ to others by our actions and our words.


Many of us think that the act of being a missionary belongs to the priests, sisters or deacons, but you and I can go places that they cannot, or do not go. You may be the only Bible that some people may ever see.


Think of the impact that you may have on your friends or family by what you say or do. A kind word or an act of compassion can bring immense joy or comfort to others, and it costs you nothing. I look at the political climate, or even the world around us and see hatred, bitterness and cruelty. That is not the world that God created. In Genesis we read, “God saw what He created and He said, “That is good.” Christ came to restore the goodness and gave His life for us. Before He died, Christ gathered His disciples around Him and taught them about the love and the mercy of the Father. He charged them to teach others about the Kingdom of God.


That command has travelled the centuries to every Christian who has ever lived and it is now a charge given to us in the 21st century. We don’t need to go out to preach on street corners, or to quote scriptures to others. We don’t need to be like the Pharisees who read the scriptures but failed to live by them. We simply are to bring Christ into our circle and to make the world more holy, kind and human.


Two men were in a hurry to get home from work to enjoy a long weekend with their families. They were running late and needed to catch a train out of the city. As they ran down the stairs and across the platform, they saw their train. In their haste, they bumped into a table containing newspapers and magazines being sold by a young boy. The table fell and the magazines and newspapers flew off. One of the men stopped, picked up the table and placed the newspapers and magazines back on it. He watched as the train left the station.


The boy looked at the man and asked, “Mister, are you Jesus?”


Zacchaeus hurried down from the tree, and not only physically welcomed Jesus into his home, but also offered Christ every aspect of his life. This openness lead to changes in his business practice, home life and public image. Jesus calls us to deepen our discipleship by surrendering every aspect of our lives to Him.

Jesus wants us to bring fulfillment, mission and holiness into our work life; to bring reconciliation, new life and salvation into our family life; and to be His witness in our social life.


We are not just Sunday Catholics for one hour a week. We are the New Disciples sent to bring the Good News to the world, to set it on fire with Faith. Christ is counting on you. Are you ready to answer His call?




Thursday, October 31, 2019

BLESSINGS FROM FATHER NEISER CARDENAS

Please share this blessing with all cursillistas. I keep you all in my prayers!

By the intercession of all Saints and Martyrs, God bless you and keep you in good health...De Colores!!!


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

PICTURES FROM OUR THE RECENT MASS AT ST. MARY'S CATHEDRAL

An article about the Mass can be found on the
Trenton Monitor site 
at this link.

Additional pictures from the Mass can be found on the Trenton Monitor site at the link.


Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.










Wednesday, October 9, 2019

UPCOMING SPANISH CURSILLO #48 THIS WEEKEND

Mary Weis writes: "Below is a list of the men attending the Spanish-speaking Cursillo weekend starting Thursday 10.10. Please pray and offer palanca for them. The closing ceremony for the Cursillo is Sunday at 3:30 PM at the parochial hall of the St Mary Cathedral 151 N. Warren Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 if you would like attend, thanks and have a blessed day 

Monday, September 23, 2019

A NOTE FROM KATHY TUCKER, LAY DIRECTOR

My Beloved Cursillistas,

What a wonderful School of Leaders we had on Saturday September 21, 2109.

Robert Lauricella our new Assistant Lay Director, did an outstanding job, bringing together the Spiritual and Technique talk. We are reminded to: MAKE A FRIEND BE A FRIEND AND BRING YOUR FRIEND TO CHRIST!!

We are reminded we are not alone on this journey! Deacon John Clymore, has reminded us to look at ourselves. What in our life is an addiction? (shopping, TV the internet, etc.) 

Are we helping the less fortunate? Are we looking to help one another? We need to Love one another as Jesus does. Jesus never intended the Christian life to be a solitary journey we are stronger when we are surrounded and supported by our brothers and sisters in our faith.