Sunday, September 28, 2014

A MESSAGE FROM RONNIE MARTELLA, LAY DIRECTOR

At School of Leaders last Friday evening, Pat Ivanko shared a reflection on how God gifts us with others as we travel together. Several examples of the way in which God paired people up was given and two things stood out for me. One was the mention (I think if was in reference to Moses) of them “checking their maps” and the other was hearing about how sharing the journey benefits all of us.


After grouping and fellowship, Deacon Tony gave a talk on “what does God want from me?” and how the 3 Glances of Christ showed the ways in which the 3 people were given the chance to find out the answer that question. Some were able to do it, others could not. What do we need to discern the answer to Deacon Tony's question “what does God want from me?” We need to be open to Him when He glances at us.

Mike Ivanko used the Ideals talk to illustrate how we can see in the lives of others that aiming toward our ideal keeps us on the right track. He gave a beautiful, touching witness to bring home the point. With the help and companionship of each other in group, ultreya and any way we share-we are strengthened and can continue to move closer to our ideal.

Each of these, separate parts of School of Leaders, work together to help us-as individuals and as a community to “check our maps” and make sure we are following the path the Lord has for us-always trying to answer the question "what does God want from me".

Traveling together, sharing all that life involves, makes the journey easier and richer.

We hope you will join us at the next school. We will watch the move “God Isn’t Dead” and share our thoughts and reactions.





Here is some of the schedule for the next few months- there are some new and exciting ways in which we will gather, share, learn and grow together- hope to see you there! More details to follow about the gatherings in November and December.

Friday, October 17 @ 8PM: School of Leaders at the Epiphany Parish Hall

Saturday, November 8 Morning: Memorial for Deceased Cursillistas- Holy Family, Lakewood


Friday-Sunday December 5 - 7:  Retreat at San Alfonso’s for all Cursillistas - Talks by our Spiritual Advisers; fellowship, sharing and more! Details will follow. (Our Diocesan Mass will be held on Friday evening, December 5 at St. Alfanso's - you don’t have to be staying for the weekend- join us for Mass!)

We remember those who went before us, witnessed to us and taught us and then we move forward, responding to the Holy Spirit to continue to make friends and introduce those friends to our friend Jesus.

DeColores, Ronnie

Sunday, August 24, 2014

FOR YOUR PIETY AND STUDY FROM MARIE GARRETT

Marie Garrett writes: "A live production of Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy" will be performed by actress Maria Vargo and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of St. Luke Productions at St. Magdalen dePazzi Parish Center in Flemington on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7 PMThis drama is a riveting modern story that makes Divine Mercy remarkably relevant and urgent for our world today.  It runs 90 minutes and is suitable for ages 13 and up.  Admission is $10.  For tickets and additional info visit www.stmagdalen.org.  

Below is the trailer. You can learn more at www.DivineMercyDrama.com

Marie adds: "I have seen his productions and they are marvelous." Marie also suggests dinner at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Hillsborough. They resume the Slavic Dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 4-7 p.m. The dinner will be held in the St. Mary Parish Center, 1900 Brooks Boulevard, Hillsborough. The cost is $12 for adults (ages 9 and up) and $5 for Children (8 and under) and includes all you can eat pirohi, stuffed cabbage, Kielbasa and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, salad, dessert and beverage. For more information contact: St. Mary’s at 908-725-0615. 



Saturday, August 23, 2014

EVANGELIZATION THROUGH FRIENDSHIP

Read this wonderful talk presented by Jackie DeMesme-Gray, Region 2 Head, at the National Cursillo Encounter held at Chapman University in Orange, CA - August 1, 2014. The talk can be found at this link.

Other uplifting talks from the 2014 Encounter, can be found at http://www.cursillo.org/resources/

AUGUST, 2014 NATIONAL NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE


The newest National Cursillo newsletter, which has highlights from the 2014 National Encounter can be found at http://www.cursillo.org/news/nmail0814.pdf

Sunday, August 10, 2014

FOR YOUR PIETY FROM DICK ANDREJACK

Divine Presence and You, 
Grace, Silence, Solitude, Thanksgiving and Forgiveness, 
Change and Everlasting Life

A men's silent retreat at The Loyola Retreat HouseMorristown, NJ, 
September 5 to 7, 2014

For further details, please call:
Richard Andrejack (732.892.4721)
or Lou Commisso (732.840.5357)
or Robert Morris (732.295.1103)
or Michael Tuohy (732.920.7339)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

SCHEDULE UPDATE

A reminder - there is no School of Leaders in June. The dates for the next two SOL are Saturday morning July 26 and Friday night August 22.  On July 26 we will start with Mass at  9 AM and then move over to the parish hall for the morning. The August 22 evening will be the same time as a School of Leaders.   More information will be coming in the next few weeks about both of these dates.