The RIMA TRES DIAS Community Newsletter
Published every month ~ editor Lynne Cignarella ~ Lynnepj36@aol.com
Having just come off a Tres Dias weekend, and being an analytical kind of guy, I was trying to analyze this morning, just what it is about Tres Dias that makes it such an awesome and unique experience. Is it having three days away from home, without household chores? Or maybe not having to worry about meals for three days? (I think not, especially for the men). Perhaps it the sleeping accommodations, those warm and comfortable beds? J Or the private, modern, sparkling bathroom facilities? Or maybe the snacks, with all the calories included. Then certainly it must be the luxury of having all that free time to catch up on your reading.
We all know better. I think if I were to ask the new Pescadores what was special about their weekend, they would agree it was the kindness, generosity, time and love that was lavished on them. God’s love, because there is no other explanation for why a community of individuals would inconvenience themselves so much with no expected ‘pay back’.
So being an analytical guy, as I said earlier, I thought it would be a great idea to try to quantify just how much God’s love is needed for an ideal weekend with say, 15 candidates. We will do this by creating a ‘unit’ of God’s love, called an ‘agape’ and assign these units to the various activities of the community. For example:
One team member attending one team meeting = 1 agape Total for 24 team members attending 8 meetings x 1 agape/member mtg. = 192 agape units
So here we go:
Rector Preparation (50 hrs x 1 agape/hr) 50 agape units
Sponsoring a candidate (15 candidates x 1 agape /candidate) 15
Team meetings (24 member team x 8 meetings x 1 agape/mem. mtg.) 192
Writing Rollos (15 Rollos) 15
Attending Opening (15 candidates x 2 sponsors/candidate + team+20% community) 65
Prayer Candles by sponsors 15
The Weekend – team (24 team x 3 days) 72
Servers – (2/meal x 8 meals) 16
General Palanca from the community -10 pcs 10
Personal Palanca (15 pcs x 15 candidates + 5 pcs x 24 team) 345
Mananita – 50 pescadores 50
Attending Closing (15 candidates x 2 sponsors/candidate + team + 20% community) 65
Reunion Secuela (15 candidates + 30 sponsors +24 team + 20% community) 83
----- 993 agape units
Wow! Pretty impressive. Do you think we could ever have a 1,000 agape weekend? I think so! How much God’s Love can you contribute to the next weekend? The next weekend is Women’s #67 – June 2nd – 5th, Cathedral Camp. Let’s get started by sponsoring candidates!
RIMA welcomes 3 new Pescadores from Men's Weekend #67 - May 12 - 15, 2016
Brian Brit – Living Word Fellowship, Griswold, CT
Paul Garvin – Rock Village Church, Middleborough, MA
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Joseph DeFelix – Grace, Brockton, MA
With the successful men’s weekend behind us, (with praise to God!) we are into countdown mode for the women’s weekend. As the Community coordinator for RIMA Women’s Weekend # 67, I have a few requests of you. Okay, most of you didn’t sing the song I wrote for the last Butterfly, so I guess that I have to come straight out and beg… We NEED your presence and support at both the openings and the closings. PLEASE come out and help celebrate both our return to Cathedral Camp, and the journey of our new pescadors.
We had a wonderful showing for the men’s mananita. At least 20 wonderful (and beautiful!) women joined together to sing for our men (and Pastor Ruth, of course). I know that it touched many hearts. Gentlemen, can you try to outdo us? We women, and Pastor Joe, would love to see all of your handsome smiling faces on Sunday morning (June 5th).
Also, we are still in need of servers for most of the meals. At present, Friday morning and Saturday noon are covered. Please call or email to let me know which meal you would like to serve. If you would like to volunteer in any other way, I would be thrilled. I am contacting area coordinators now, and will let you know their names and numbers as soon as they are all set.
Thank you all in advance! DeColores!
In His Holy Name,
Community Coordinator email@example.com
781-545-3195 or 781-264-8302
It is with sadness that we report that Pescadore Bobby Valentine went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 14, 2016. He was the associate pastor of Praise Tabernacle North (formerly Impact Church - formerly Grace Family Church) in North Smithfield, RI. Pastor Bob made his weekend in June 2015, Men's RIMA #65. Pastor Marquardt is in charge of arrangements .
2016 RIMA CALENDAR
06/02-06/05 WOMEN’S WEEKEND #67 – Rector Joyce St. Jean
06/17 (Fri.) REUNION SECUELA – TBD
06/28 (Tues.) Weekend Committee – Bethany Village Fellowship, 7PM
08/08 (Mon.) SECRETARIAT – LCC, 159 Winthrop St., Taunton, MA, 7PM
08/23 (Tues.) Weekend Committee – Bethany Village Fellowship, 7PM
08/27 (Sat.) SECUELA – at Arent’s, 2PM – 10PM
09/12 (Mon.) SECRETARIAT – LCC, 159 Winthrop St., Taunton, MA, 7PM
09/29- 10/02 MEN’S WEEKEND #68 – Rector ????? ??????
10/10 (Mon.) SECRETARIAT – LCC, 159 Winthrop St., Taunton, MA, 7PM
10/20-10/23 WOMEN’S WEEKEND #68 – Rector Rose Breau
10/25 (Tues.) Weekend Committee – Bethany Village Fellowship, 7PM
11/14 (Mon.) SECRETARIAT – LCC, 159 Winthrop St., Taunton, MA, 7PM
11/18 (Fri.) REUNION SECUELA – TBD
12 /04 (Sun.) 4th Day Event - CAROLING at Matulaitis (3PM) - 10 Thurber Rd, Putnam, CT followed by
CHRISTMAS PARTY at Thornfield Hall - 330 Thompson Hill Rd., Rt 200, Thompson, CT
Note: Please confirm dates and times on the RIMA website, Facebook page, or most recent Butterfly.
Respectfully Submitted in His Holy name,