Monday, June 20, 2016

SCHOOL OF LEADERS by MARY WEIS, ASSISTANT LAY DIRECTOR

Our June School of Leaders started with a litany of prayer to the Sacred Heart, followed by a personal "thank you with love" prayer to our "Father Figures" that brought us to Christ by their examples, teachings and principles.

Sister Clara gave a talk on Prayer and how we are to do it, lovingly and sincerely, with specific intentions, so that they are heard and accepted.

We watched the second half of "Mary of Nazareth", a beautiful film that shows the life of Christ from Mary's viewpoint. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house.

Please join us next month, July 23, to share in fellowship and love. Don't forget to bring a friend!

Monday, May 23, 2016

FROM SISTER CLARA SCHROEDER, CSJP

To MARY WEIS and ALL my CURSILLISTA FRIENDS, 

How can I thank you for a WONDERFUL 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION at Saturday's School of Leaders?  

Whether you were present there physically or spiritually, I am GRATEFUL for all your MANY KINDNESSES!  

While I would like to thank each of you personally, that would be impossible for me. So, please accept this note of GRATITUDE from MY GRATEFUL HEART to ALL YOUR GRACE- FILLED HEARTS. YOU are ALL SO SPECIAL to ME. Many BLESSINGS OF PEACE TO EACH OF YOU!

Lovingly, Sister Clara 

Monday, May 9, 2016

DIOCESAN MASS AND COMMUNION BREAKFAST

Saturday, June 11th at 8:00 A.M.  EVERYONE please come and join with Rev. Brian Patrick Woodrow and the parishioners of St. John the Baptist, 1282 Yardville-Allentown Road, Allentown, NJ  08501, for a Diocesan Mass and Communion breakfast.

Father Brian is thrilled to host this celebration and fellowship; and wishes to share Cursillo with his community. We encourage you to bring a friend - and offer witness to our Christian movement to evangelize the laity in becoming effective Christian leaders and grow closer to our loving God. Website: http://www.stjohnromancatholic.org/sjrc/

Sunday, May 1, 2016

FROM MARY WEIS, ASSISTANT LAY DIRECTOR

Our first Diocesan Ultreya for 2016 was such a blessed and enriching event.

We didn't have Sister Clara with us but she was with us in spirit as we discussed how we use our time. Yes, time is such a precious gift, sometimes more precious than money.

We need to organize and distribute our time so that we make our "treasures" everlasting treasures, that is, time spent doing God's will. We need to make "spiritual time".

Our interesting witness from Rick Klarmann about Peru was so insightful and enlightening.

Come join us next month, May 21, it is so rewarding!

Also, we will cut the big cake for Sister Clara and celebrate her 80th birthday in a very special way, Cursillo style. Please be a part of this beautiful celebration!

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Yesterday at Diocesan Ultreya, several people mentioned Matthew Kelly and Dynamic Catholic. Matthew will be in Morrisville, PA on September 16, 2016. Details can be found here. There is a video so you can see Matthew in action. 

By the way, here is a short video from Matthew on "Holiness is Possible" and the fact that you can find the time to have a holy moment - a theme consistent with yesterday's Ultreya.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

CURSILLO ON EWTN

If you have not yet watched or wish to re-watch the two 30-minute EWTN programs on Cursillo, they are now posted online on the National Web Site. You can see them at this link.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A LETTER FROM LAY DIRECTOR, RICK KLARMANN

Dear Cursillo Community,
 

With heartfelt joy we are planning an upcoming Women’s Cursillo weekend on December 1-4, at San Alfonso Retreat House in Long Branch, New Jersey.  Address: 755 Ocean Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740. I’m sure you will agree we must do everything we can to make this a success.
 
The cost to participate on the weekend has increased over the past few years approximately to $300-$350 per person. Because we realize that not everyone can afford this, Secretariat has decided to reach out to community for donations to defray the individual’s costs, hoping to encourage more candidates to attend,

We have set a goal to raise $2000, which we calculate will reduce an anticipated twenty people to a more manageable $200 cost per person.
 
If you are called to do so, please make out your checks to "Trenton Cursillo" and mark it for Cursillo Weekend.  You can mail your donations to:

Pat Martucci
1588 Dee Road
Forked River, NJ 08731


Or you can bring your donation to monthly School of Leaders, the April Ultreya (April 30th) or put your check in the collection during the June and September Diocesan Masses. 

Each month we will update all of you on our progress in reaching the goal of $2000.  So please give if you can, but more importantly pray for the team and candidates.
 
God bless,
Rick Klarmann
Lay Director, Trenton Cursillo