THE CELEBRATION CONTINUES!

Over thirty-five individuals gathered on Sunday, September 18th for an afternoon of piety, study and action and to celebrate the Cursillo movement.

The afternoon included opportunities for singing, praying, sharing and playing a trivia game that reminded us of the beauties of our faith. The questions provided lots of laughter along with reflection on the questions asked. There were also great snacks!!

A highlight of the day was grouping on these two questions:

  • Our closest moment - When was I most aware of Christ’s presence and why?
  • What are the joys that have come from living a Cursillo weekend? 


How would you answer these questions?

Ronnie and Al Martella thank Robert Lauricella, Bob Morris and Secretariat for their support and encouragement for this day.

Thank you to Luis Quinto for his reflection on Cursillo, Bob Morris for his witness and Rick Klarmann for his guitar playing!

We also thank David and Alice Riggio for their hard work on publicizing the day and everyone who helped with setup, cleanup and providing yummy refreshments!


It was wonderful to see old friends reconnect and new friends in Christ made. We can’t wait to see what the Holy Spirit has planned for our next get together!

DeColores, Ronnie and Al Martella

REGION TWO FALL ENCOUNTER COMES TO NEW JERSEY!

Donna Valenti of Region 2 reminds us that their are only SIX weeks left to register for the Cursillo Region Two Fall Encounter to be held in Kearny, NJ (a close drive away!) on Saturday, October 22, 2022. It's going to be a great day! Bobbi Lavoie, National Secretariat Executive Committee Chair, will be joining us!

Cost of the day is $55. You can register at THIS LINK. Here is the agenda:

Agenda at the St. John Paul II Youth Retreat Center, 499 Belgrove Dr, Kearny, NJ 07032

9:00-10:00AM - Registration; breakfast
10:00AM - Welcome
10:15AM - Morning Prayer-
please bring your Pilgrim’s Guide
10:30AM - Spiritual Meditation- Becoming the Jesus We Profess- Sr Barbara Bayzik
10:50AM - Spiritual Rollo- Friendship with Christ - Deacon Joaquim Pereira
11:20AM - Breakout into Language Groups
11:30AM - Cursillo Leaders: Consciousness of Their Mission – Bobbi Lavoie/ Discussion groups

12:30pm - Multi-language Rosary – all language groups
1:00PM - Lunch
1:50PM- Breakout into language groups
2PM – The Founder’s Tripod: Christ, the Person and Friendship- Terri DiBacco, R2 English Coordinator- Discussion groups
3PM - Ultreya (Mass will follow the Ultreya)
6PM – Dinner-grab & go option/Departure

A MESSAGE FROM ROBERT LAURICELLA, LAY DIRECTOR 7.18.22

 

Dear Cursillistas,

Hope everyone is having a restful peaceful summer. The summer is one of my favorite seasons. Love going to the beach and sitting and reflecting and praying.
 
We have some dates to keep in mind:
  • Looking ahead to September - Friday September 9th is our Diocesan Mass at 7pm held at St Rose of Lima Chapel in Freehold N.J.
  • Also in September, Ronnie and Al Martella have been working on an exciting program for Sunday, September 18th from 2 pm to 4 pm called "The Celebration Continues." It will be held at Epiphany R.C. at Thiele Road in the back room. I am encouraging everyone to attend this event. Old friends who have lived a Cursillo weekend as well as new friends who may want to learn about Cursillo are welcome to join us.
  • Saturday, September 24th, School of Leaders will be held in the back room in Epiphany. I encourage all those that would be able to make the 9am mass can please do so. After careful consideration and prayer, School of Leaders is moved back to Saturday mornings due to community having issues with night driving. I will send the dates for sol once they have been all finalized.
Also please let Kathy Tucker know what you will be bringing to the picnic which is being held on Saturday August 6th at 10 Harte Ct. Freehold N.J.
 
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
 
DeColores,
Robert Lauricella, Lay Director

READ A BRIEF HISTORY OF CURSILLO IN CHRISTIANITY


We are blessed to have a new addition to this website - "A Brief History of Cursillo in Christianity" written by Mary Ann Dowd in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Cursillo in the Diocese of Trenton.

The history will help you understand the origin story of the movement and the role of the Holy Spirit, Eduardo Bonnin (pictured above) and others in helping to develop "Cursillos in Christianity."

You can find this fascinating article AT THIS LINK.

JOIN US AT THE 2022 TRENTON CURSILLO PICNIC

Pleased to Announce the 2022 Trenton Cursillo Picnic
August 6, 2021 Saturday 1PM-5PM
Place: Kathy Tucker's
10 Harte Ct Freehold NJ 07728
908-415-6006
 
Please let Kathy know what you can share at the number above or at ktucker1rrtrpsg@optonline.net
 
Food List:
Hamburgers-
Hotdogs-
Sauerkraut-
Sausage n Peppers-
Hamburger Rolls-5
Hotdog Rolls-4
Pasta Salad-
Potato Salad-
Baked Beans-
Corn on the Cob-
Lettuce-
Tomatoes-
Onion-
Cole Slaw-
Desserts-
Cake-
Dessert-
Watermelon-
Fruit-
Chip-
Pretzel- ,
Water-
Soda
Ice-
Coolers-
Anyone to has a special dish, please help yourself!
Chairs-
Tables-
 

 

TRENTON MONITOR ARTICLE AND PICTURES ABOUT THE ANNIVERSARY MASS

 "At 50 years, Cursillo remains vibrant ministry in Diocese" is the headline about Trenton Cursillo and our 50th Anniversary Mass. You can read the article AT THIS LINK. Special thanks to Jennifer Elsensohn, Pastoral Associate at St. Robert Bellarmine, who wrote the article for the Monitor.


You can also see pictures taken at the event AT THIS LINK.
 

A NOTE FROM ROBERT LAURICELLA, LAY DIRECTOR

A Note From Robert Lauricella, Lay Director


Dear Cursillistas,

Wishing you a Happy Blessed New Year. Hard to believe the holidays came and went by us.

However, we are still in the Christmas season. Our Lord has come into the world shining brightly in our hearts. Christmas has always been a special time of the year for me.

We are blessed in many ways .Although we are experiencing trouble times right now. I know with the help of God, we can get through this.

At this time I am asking all ultreya to please postpone your in-person meetings at least for the month of January.

Also School of Leaders is cancelled for this month Our next SOL is scheduled for Saturday February 12th.

Due to the virus spiking we felt it necessary to postpone these events.

Our Next Diocesan Mass is scheduled for Friday March 11, 2022.

God Bless everyone please stay safe

DeColores, 
Robert Lauricella, Lay Director