How to Write a Palanca
Often Palanca letters start with “Dear Brother In Christ” and end with “Your Sister (or Brother) In Christ”.
Specifically state what palanca the person on the outside (you) has been doing and for how long the writer has been engaged in it. Examples: “I have been praying for you and your loved ones every day for the past 2 months.” or “Everyday since April 1st I have been going without my morning coffee and offering my sacrifice to God in hopes that your REC weekend will help you grow closer to God.”
You can write palanca letters on any paper, stationary or card so long as there is no personal information on it such as address of a business or residence, name of a town or church. You may download our Palanca Instruction to help guide you through your palanca.
Both children and adults can do palanca. For those unable to write a letter a picture may be drawn to share prayerful concern
Printable Palanca Instructions: Please review our notes on how to write Palanca Letters to the incarcerated men we serve.
Blank Palanca Stationary Print out a PMUNY sheet for your palanca.