Sunday, January 31, 2016

HELLO, AARON! by AL AND RONNIE MARTELLA

Sunday, January 31 was a true gift from God - a beautiful, sunny day! Ronnie and I decided it would be a great day to go for a long walk from our home in Hightstown to the ShopRite Shopping Center in neighboring East Windsor, about a two mile walk. It was a wonderful walk, full of lots of conversation, much laughing, and listening to birds enjoying the day as much as we did.

It took us about 45 minutes to get there and Ronnie suggested we might have earned a treat and suggested we visit a nearby restaurant for a beverage and an ice cream sundae! It was there that we met Aaron (Hello, Aaron!) Aaron was our server but in the course of 30 minutes or so became a friend. In conversation, we found out that he was studying in college, working part-time, but most importantly, ministering to others. He had made a Karios weekend while in high school and was living his fourth day in his environment. We asked Aaron if he was familiar with Cursillo and he said no. We spoke about the many parallels between Karios and Cursillo and how they both helped us to become closer to Christ. We left Aaron with an invitation to learn more about Cursillo and to share with his friends about its existence.

Meeting Aaron was a true joy. How fortunate we are that God places people like Aaron in our lives.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

SCHOOL OF LEADERS UPDATE by MARY WEIS, ASSISTANT LAY DIRECTOR

School of Leaders Update by Mary Weis, Assistant Lay Director:

The new year of School of Leaders started with a new outlook: live in the moment. That is where Christ is and that is where He wants us to be. We also discussed what new beginnings we were looking forward to in our spiritual lives this new year and what we need to do to get started. Our movement is planning a women's weekend this year but only with your help. Our lay talk on Sponsorship showed us the way to be a friend and bring that friend to Christ.

We challenged ourselves to a personal "wish list" of potential candidates that we would like to see make a weekend. We are all Counting on Christ for that.

De Colores!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

A MESSAGE FROM MARY WEIS, ASSISTANT LAY DIRECTOR

A Message from Mary Weis, Assistant Lay Director

Our Day of Reflection was so different and thought provoking! For those of you who weren't there, you missed a great one!

We saw a video of what it would look like if Jesus was born today! Aaah, questions!! Would you have the same faith??

Also, consider Christ's birth:  how does that relate to our tripod?

What about mercy and how can we bring that to our own daily lives of living our 4th day???

Many thanks and blessings go to our speakers today - Father Ed, Deacon Tony and Sister Clara who made this all possible! 

God bless you!! Merry Christmas!!

DeColores, Mary 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

FOR YOUR PIETY AND STUDY

At yesterday's session, Marie Garrett shared a document about the Year of Mercy: The Holy Door and its meaning. A document about the Holy Door can be found at this link

A list of the thirteen Holy Doors in the Diocese of Trenton can be found at this link

Monday, December 7, 2015

FOR YOUR STUDY

The cover story in the December, 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine is "How the Virgin Mary Became the World’s Most Powerful Woman." The opening line of the article reads "Mary barely speaks in the New Testament, but her image and legacy are found and celebrated around the world." 

The issue is currently available at stores or can be read at this link. An accompanying TV show will be shown on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday, December 13 at 8PM.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A THANKSGIVING MESSAGE FROM OUR LAY DIRECTOR, RICK KLARMANN

As Thanksgiving approaches, it is a time to reflect on the gifts we have enjoyed during the past year while we look to the future.  My life is blessed each of you, my Trenton Cursillo family.  I am truly grateful for each and every one of you; without you all there is no Trenton Cursillo.  Thank you for your prayers and your willingness to serve.  

Each of us, during our Cursillo encounters heard the words, "Christ is counting on you." To which we replied, "I am counting on Christ."  As Christians, we are other Christs, so not only do we rely on our Lord and Savior but each other (other Christs).  Thank you for being there, sharing your talents and your heart.  

We have an awesome community, that comes together in prayer when someone needs it. A community that comes together in celebration, but also comes together to be strength for those who need to be lifted up.  Please continue to pray for our movement. God bless and keep you and may you all have awesome Thanksgiving.