Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A MESSAGE FROM OUR LAY DIRECTOR, MARY ANN DOWD


Beloved Cursillistas,
As we give thanks to God for sparing us through this terrible storm, let us ask His Mercy and blessings upon those who were left less fortunate, losing homes, cars, possessions and even their lives.  If Sandy has taught us anything, it is that life is precious and unpredictable and in the final analysis in the hands of God alone. It was heart-warming to see how everyone in my neighborhood (still without power as I write these words) pitched in to offer what they could to their neighbors.  Doing what they could, where they are with what they had.  Isn't this the essence of what our little course teaches.
It is necessary for us to cancel our Mass for the deceased Cursillistas on Friday, as so many are still without power and dealing with helping family and friends who are still with us.  This is not to say that we do not honor them with our prayers and certainly, knowing all of you as I do, many will be able to attend Mass on Friday in your own Parishes or those close by and offer up a prayer for all of our brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ.  May God bless you all and keep you safe in His Loving Care, until we meet again.
forever Decolores!
mary ann xo