School of leaders ​

Up Next: Saturday, February 8th, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Location:  St. Jude the Apostle

800 Niagara Falls Blvd. North Tonawanda in their parish center

Lunch will be served.

School of Leaders October 2017 discussion of Palanca

by Deacon Gary Terrana

What is palanca?  What is a palanca letter?  A palanca letter is one that is sent to the candidates and team, informing them of the prayers and sacrifices that you are offering to God on their behalf.  A letter may be sent explaining what type of palanca is being offered, but the letter is NOT the palanca.  The actual palanca is the action - intercessory prayer, sacrifice, or works of mercy, and it can be done without writing a letter.

What is the School of Leaders?  It is a monthly gathering of Christian Leaders to learn about our Cursillo movement in greater depth.  


On Monday January 15, 2018 Deacon Don Weigle spoke about Catholic Social Teaching.  (CST) has often been described as our “best kept secret.” However, the Catholic Church has a long, rich tradition of teaching on social issues that range from the rights of workers to care for the environment. This presentation will discuss the foundations of CST, its themes and teachings, and the implications for our daily lives. 

Here are Deacon Weigle's talk papers