Palanca Guidelines

Thank you for your commitment to pray, bake, love and give of yourself! Each weekend is a blessing to the candidates, team and community. You may create a Palanca blessing by yourself, but also consider working with your reunion group or a friend to enjoy fellowship while you create your Palanca. 
Remember what Palanca did for you!

Palanca Guidelines

Rollo Room Palanca:

Six (6) containers (one for each table of up to 9) or 60 individual items. (This will include some extra). Many people include extra for the Rector and even for the Palanca team.

Please package your palanca neatly and include a note to be read in the rollo room by the Palanca Chas.

Bed Palanca (Candidates):

40 individual items (one for each Candidate; (includes extras). Individual bed Palanca for the Candidates is not allowed.

Bed Palanca (Team):

You may give individual bed Palanca to teammates or you may wish to give some to each team member (90), please remember the weekend is for the Candidates . . . think of them first.

Kitchen Palanca (125):

For the dining tables at meals. This Palanca should be given to the Head Kitchen to use as needed. This Palanca is greatly appreciated by the Kitchen Chas.


May be “theme” banners or a banner of your choice. They should be no wider than four (4) feet and no longer than six (6) feet. Please give banners to the Palanca Cha at send-off with a note and list of those who helped create it and when to present it. All banners become the property of TDNG.

Prayer Palanca:

The community provides prayer throughout the entire 72-hour weekend. Even though a person is not serving on the weekend, he or she can be an essential part by praying for an hour. It is vitally important that prayer cover the whole weekend. If someone calls you to pray for a weekend on which you are not serving, please commit to pray for an hour and keep your commitment.

Oven Palanca: 

Baked goods from the community provide desserts for the weekend. Someone may call you to help with baked goods or you may call the Secretariat Palanca Couple to volunteer. Put baked goods in something that does not need to be returned, put your name on the package and take it to send-off.


Participation in prayer Palanca for rollos is one of the greatest blessings of working a Tres Dias Weekend.

You and another team member will go to the prayer room with the rollistas and a spiritual director. Each of you will offer up a short prayer for the rollistas, the rollo and the candidates. The rollista and the spiritual director will then leave for the rollo room. From the time they leave until they return to the chapel, you and your prayer partner will be interceding for God’s purposes to be fulfilled in the rollo room.

To help you in praying specifically, a poster showing the seating arrangements will be displayed. This will enable you to pray by name and by table for each candidate and professor. Also, it will include each team member by area of service.

Here are some general guidelines to remember while you pray:

  • Ask the Holy Spirit how to pray. He is your teacher.
  • Pray in whatever position you feel most comfortable – whether kneeling standing, sitting or walking. It is the attitude of the heart that is important to the father.
  • Be sensitive to your prayer partner concerning order of prayer, silent praying, worship and times of waiting on God.
  • You may want to pray together or individually; it is up to the two of you.

After the rollista has completed the rollo, he will return to the prayer room with the spiritual director. All of you will join for a time of praise and thanksgiving for what God has accomplished. Bless Him that He has used His servant to proclaim His work. Thank Him too for the opportunity of joining together in prayer.


“Jesus Christ who died, more than that, who was raised to life – is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.” (Romans 8:34)

If you have questions, or need more information, please contact the Secretariat Palanca team.

Sponsorship Applications

Married Couple

If married, both spouses apply to attend their corresponding weekend.

Single Candidate

For single candidates or married candidates of a former attendee.