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


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