November 20, 2021

REMEMBERING FATHER JAY ON HIS BIRTHDAY

In this season of thanksgiving, we have many thanks to offer to Father Jay Bowden, who was born on this day in 1936.

It is over two years since Father Jay passed away. He remains in our thoughts, our hearts and our prayers.

In 2011, we assembled an audio of memories of seventeen cursillistas who had passed away. A full list of those remembered and the cursillistas who remembered them are down below.

At the end of the thirteen minute audio, Father Jay shares a memory of Joyce Walsh Zarsky. Father Jay ends his memory as he wishes Joyce to RIP - first saying Rest in Peace but  then changing it to in Rejoice in Peace. 

Rejoice in Peace, Father Jay. We love you and DeColores!

You can listen to the memories AT THIS LINK.

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Phyllis McKinstry remembers Valerie Bromsky
Jackie Devine remembers her husband, Tom Devine
Johnny DiStefano remembers Bob Leone
Til Dallavalle remembers Arny Dupont
Rick Klarmann remembers Roger Webster
Mary Ann Dowd remembers her brother, Anthony Forte
Lisa Klarmann remembers Marcy Grady
Harry DiSereria remembers Cass DeFalco
Len Capobianco remembers Cass DeFalco
Gordon Reinold remembers Al Conde
Linda Capobianco remembers Stella Cifordella
?? remembers Ed and Norma Fitzgerald
?? remembers Jan and Fran Healing
Pat Burke remembers Father Tony Hemphill
Sister Clara Schroeder remembers Babe Stap
Hilarie Reinold remembers Joan Walsh Zarsky
Father Jay Bowden remembers 
Joan Walsh Zarsky

November 19, 2021

LETTER FROM ROBERT LAURICELLA

 Dear Cursillistas,


This coming Thursday as we know is Thanksgiving. Do not know where the time goes.

We do have a lot to be thankful for. Jesus reminds us all  all the time that He is with us. I know i am thankful for the blessings he has Blessed me with,  especially when we stop to think about what we have experienced as a whole with the pandemic. Jesus reminds us that he is here with us.

This Coming Sunday is this feast of Christ the King.. I always loved this feast. 

As we come close to the season of Advent let us prepare ourselves for the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Sometimes we get overwhelmed and caught up with all that has to be done for Christmas.Take time and pray and focus and walk with our Lord. Talk to him. He Knows what we want and desire in life.

I will be praying for all of you as i always do this Thanksgiving. Remember pray pray pray.

Happy Blessed Thanksgiving to all.

DeColores
Robert Lauricella
Lay Director.

P.S.: Remember our Mass will be Friday December 3  St. Johns R.C. CHURCH, 519 Chestnut Street, Lakehurst, NJ at 7PM.

Manchester Ultreya is hosting. They mentioned if anyone would like to bring something to add to the food you are welcome to bring cakes or cookies. 

Looking ahead our next SOL is Saturday December 11th. 10 am Epiphany R.C. Church.

November 4, 2021

A NOVEMBER MESSAGE by ROBERT LAURICELLA, LAY DIRECTOR

DeColores, Cursillistas,

As I reflect on the month of November, I always think of Thanksgiving as a day that we give thanks. We should be thankful everyday. Our Lord is smiling down on all of us. The Love he has for us is so profound. We are his and his we are. God is good all the time.

In the month of November we also remember all who have gone before us who are living their fifth day with Our Lord in heaven. Please know that I have everyone on my heart and on my prayer list.

Hope to see everyone soon.

DeColores, Robert J Lauricella
Lay Director, Trenton Cursillo

October 23, 2021

OCTOBER, 2021 NATIONAL NEWSLETTER

The October, 2021 National Newsletter is available and includes an article on the history of the Cursillo Movement. You can find this informative article and the entire newsletter AT THIS LINK.

October 22, 2021

CURSILLO IN THE TRENTON MONITOR

You can read a recent article about Trenton Cursillo "New leaders eager to continue mission of Cursillo movement in Diocese" from the October issue of the Trenton Monitor AT THIS LINK. 

Pictures from the Installation of Robert Lauricella and Bob Morris can be found at the Trenton Monitor site AT THIS LINK.

October 21, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM ROBERT LAURICELLA, LAY DIRECTOR

DeColores Cursillistas,

I am currently on retreat. As I make my retreat, I have you all in my prayers.

The word "joyful" came to me. I am joyful that our Lord chose me out of his flock to be Lay Director of the Trenton Cursllio movement.

I always go back to my first weekend Trenton 116. I felt the Lord calling me back then, saying "I need you to tend to my sheep and carry my flock.”

The journey that I am on with all of you is a great spirit filled journey. I feel everyone’s prayers and support. I pray that the Holy Spirit continues to guide us along our journey. As cursillistas please be open to the spirit as you live your fourth day. As the song goes "Come follow me, my people, and I will give you rest."

Thought of the day - Let’s talk with Jesus when we have Him in our hearts after communion. Think of how much you wanted to tell him in the privacy of that moment. Listen to the voice of Jesus. Ask for a grateful heart and live all day in union with Jesus.

DeColores, Robert J. Lauricella
Lay Director, Trenton Cursillo

September 13, 2021

A MESSAGE FROM ROBERT LAURICELLA, LAY DIRECTOR

Dear Cursillistas,


My heart is full of gratitude. I thank everyone in the community for supporting me and Bob in our installation Mass. Friday’s Mass was so Spirit led. A lot went into in preparing that Mass.

In these troubled times we are living in please stay focused on Christ. Christ be our light. He is our hope and he is our joy.

DeColores, Robert Lauricella, Lay Director 

Please remember School of Leaders is this coming Friday 7pm at Visitation Church 

Secretariat is at 6:15 pm

September 11, 2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW LEADERS

Congratulations and Blessings to our:

New Lay Director, Robert Lauricella

New Assistant Lay Director and 
Director of the School Of Leaders, Bob Morris

Newest Past Lay Director, Kathy Tucker

God Bless You All! And Thank You for Your YES to God!

August 12, 2021

A NOTE FROM KATHY TUCKER, LAY DIRECTOR

Just wanted to make the announcement to the community that Robert Lauricella agreed to be the new Lay Director and Bob Morris agreed to be the Assistant Lay Director.

Congratulations to both of you well deserved! Prayers to the Holy Spirit that they may guided in their journey!

The Installation Mass will be at Saint Mary’s @7 PM on Friday, September 10, 2021 in Middletown, NJ.

Peace, Kathy  


August 11, 2021

A NOTE FROM ROBERT LAURICELLA, OUR NEXT LAY DIRECTOR

Dear Cursillistas,

I am filled with gratitude and many other mixed emotions at this time. I am grateful to our Lord Jesus for the faith that I have and for the Love which he embraces me with. 

As your incoming New Lay Director, I am looking forward to working with everyone in Cursillo.

My journey has been a good spiritual one. The Holy Spirit is so profound in my life guiding me and leading me each and everyday.

I need everyone's support at this time .. know that I love my brothers and sisters in Christ.

DeColores, Robert Lauricella

July 3, 2021

JUNE NATIONAL NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE

The June National Cursillo Newsletter is available.Additional information on the upcoming National Encounter is on the flyer's last page. The Encounter will be held virtually on July 23 and 24, 2021.

June 19, 2021

A NOTE FROM KATHY TUCKER, LAY DIRECTOR

To All My Brother's, I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Father's Day!!


Father's Day can hold many emotions for both men and women - those who had a loving father that passed away, those who never knew their dad, those expectantly waiting to become a dad soon, and countless other situations surrounding the father-child relationship. God can use this special day to draw us closer to Himself - the one true Father who remains faithful and full of unconditonal love. Use Father's Day prayers to bring God's peace and glory into your home and life today.


Friday nights SOL was a wonderful night of receiving Love in our hearts for each other. Father Ed and Rick Klarmann gave us such beautiful and emotional talks. 


I say to all tune in to SOL, be present it is well worth your time, to stay spiritualy connected to Cursillo!!


God Bless You All, Remember treat each other with Love.


Your Humble Servant, Kathy Tucker

 

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