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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.

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  

BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST by DEACON TONY MARTUCCI

Have you ever been an eyewitness to a miracle? A miracle is: a wonder; a marvel; an extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is attributed to a supernatural cause; such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God. Every Sunday we all witness a miracle taking place at Mass. In fact miracles occur on a regular basis each day that Mass is celebrated. The priest takes the bread and wine which are offered in our name and he says the words of consecration, just as Jesus did at the Last Supper. The bread and wine retain all of their appearances but they are turned into the living Body and Blood of Christ in what is called transubstantiation.  Today, most Protestant faiths believe that Eucharist is symbolic and not really Jesus’ Body and Blood. In fact, nearly 37% of Catholics who are questioned do not believe that they really receive Jesus in Communion. Christ’s real presence is a core belief of our Catholic faith and it

DIVINELY LED by JANET F. MOSCUZZA

Opening Prayer: Almighty and eternal God, you have created all things according to Your plan from before the beginning of time. I pray You help me receive Your graces and respond to the challenges before me. May all that I do serve You and give You glory. Amen When you reminisce about your life, aren’t there a mixture of both joyful and sorrowful memories that flow through your mind? A few weeks ago I had a conversation with George Chemali. George is a Cursillista who is studying for the Deaconate. George was infected with the Corona Virus at the beginning of February. Shortly thereafter George’s wife Julianna was also infected. George is a special case since he has very bad Asthma and unfortunately the infection has really debilitated him. I speak to you tonight of George because it is amazing to see George’s take on what has happened to him. George has only gratitude for his situation. He sees his illness as a way of furthering his ministry. He believes he can minist

FROM OUR ARCHIVE: ACTION by RICK AND LISA KLARMANN

In Piety, our whole life is directed to God; study helps up establish a better relationship with God, and to come to know His will for us.  Action is the exercising of our mind, will and senses—basically doing something.  However, in the life of the Christian, our action has Jesus Christ as the focus or reason we do a thing—the things we do and say—our actions are a consequence of being Christian. Apostolic Action takes Christian action a step further.  Apostolic Action is exercising the power of Love; love of God and love of neighbor to bring them closer to Christ.  Apostolic Action is important to us.  James reminds us that faith without works is dead.   If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it?  So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead.  [James 2:15-16] • On Ash Wednesday, in the Best L