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CALENDAR UPDATE

Please note the September 22 "Igniting the New Evangelization in Your Parish" with Ralph Martin has been cancelled.

FOR YOUR STUDY

An announcement from The Diocese of Trenton's  Ministry of Catechesis and Evangelization Announcing an exciting event you won’t want to miss. Spend time immersed in Catholicism – attend the East Coast Catholic Family Conference on Saturday September 21st.  Saturday offers a great slate of Catholic speakers culminating in the celebration of the Mass by Bishop David O'Connell. 2013 EAST COAST CATHOLIC FAMILY CONFERENCE – Saturday, September 21st from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm  @ Sun National Bank Center, 81 Hamilton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08611 “Follow Me: A Call to Authentic Discipleship” featuring: Johnnette Benkovic Ralph Martin Dr. Ray Guarendi Includes: Mass Confession Inspiring Speakers Vendors Local Musicians: Martha’s House, Saint Mary’s Singers, Trenton Diocesan Choir and More!! Get your tickets now at Sun National Bank Center: advance purchase $25; at the door $35; Special advanced Sale Prices for families and groups. To purchase tickets: www.SunNationalBank

FOR YOUR STUDY

On the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, read the article  "Mary is with us in our struggles, Pope Francis teaches."   Click here to read the article . For a chance to hear the talks from the National Encounter 2013, along with other information, go to the National Cursillo website at  www.cursillo.org  and click on CURSILLO® RESOURCE CENTER. 

BACK TO SCHOOL SOON! (SCHOOL OF LEADERS, THAT IS!)

As we start back to School of Leaders and have our next Diocesan Mass, we'd love to see community come together to pray, sing and share.  Our teams have been selected and formation has begun for the next set of weekends.  If you have friends you believe are ready to live a Cursillo weekend ...make sure to get the completed and signed applications to Pre Cursillo section as soon as possible.  As always, the number of candidates will be the factor that determines whether the weekends go on.

SCENES FROM THE NATIONAL ENCOUNTER by Ronnie Martella, Lay Director

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Thursday  night,  picked up two Cursillistas from San Diego, Ramon and Marie, in Jersey where they were visiting family and took them over the bridges to Long Island. The opening - our sisters and brothers in Christ from Brooklyn!  Two brothers charging-yes charging- down the side aisles and up the middle with colorful flags, then the entire group dancing down the aisles, on to the stage-enthusiasm, joy, music, life! The talks each using the Charism of the Movement to emphasize or go deeper into it.  Called to be salt and light, we must not only let Jesus into our hearts but we must let Him out of us to evangelize.  Awareness...what is your altar?  your desk, your ironing board-wherever you serve God-there is your altar.   The charism - a gift from God to a person which must be discovered and accepted over and over, it is not for the one who receives it but is for the good of the community.  A gift, talent, grace, calling, vocation. Cursillo - a movement, that through a m