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A MESSAGE FROM ROBERT LAURICELLA, LAY DIRECTOR

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Dear Cursillistas, My heart is full of gratitude. I thank everyone in the community for supporting me and Bob in our installation Mass. Friday’s Mass was so Spirit led. A lot went into in preparing that Mass. In these troubled times we are living in please stay focused on Christ. Christ be our light. He is our hope and he is our joy. DeColores,  Robert Lauricella, Lay Director  Please remember School of Leaders is this coming Friday 7pm at Visitation Church  Secretariat is at 6:15 pm

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW LEADERS

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Congratulations and Blessings to our: New Lay Director,  Robert Lauricella New Assistant Lay Director and  Director of the School Of Leaders,  Bob Morris Newest Past Lay Director,  Kathy Tucker God Bless You All! And Thank You for Your YES to God!

A NOTE FROM KATHY TUCKER, LAY DIRECTOR

Just wanted to make the announcement to the community that Robert Lauricella agreed to be the new Lay Director and Bob Morris agreed to be the Assistant Lay Director.

A NOTE FROM ROBERT LAURICELLA, OUR NEXT LAY DIRECTOR

Dear Cursillistas, I am filled with gratitude and many other mixed emotions at this time. I am grateful to our Lord Jesus for the faith that I have and for the Love which he embraces me with. 

JUNE NATIONAL NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE

The June National Cursillo Newsletter is available.Additional information on the upcoming National Encounter is on the flyer's last page. The Encounter will be held virtually on July 23 and 24, 2021.

A NOTE FROM KATHY TUCKER, LAY DIRECTOR

To All My Brother's, I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Father's Day!! Father's Day can hold many emotions for both men and women - those who had a loving father that passed away, those who never knew their dad, those expectantly waiting to become a dad soon, and countless other situations surrounding the father-child relationship. God can use this special day to draw us closer to Himself - the one true Father who remains faithful and full of unconditonal love. Use Father's Day prayers to bring God's peace and glory into your home and life today. Friday nights SOL was a wonderful night of receiving Love in our hearts for each other. Father Ed and Rick Klarmann gave us such beautiful and emotional talks.  I say to all tune in to SOL, be present it is well worth your time, to stay spiritualy connected to Cursillo!! God Bless You All, Remember treat each other with Love. Your Humble Servant, Kathy Tucker  

BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST by DEACON TONY MARTUCCI

Have you ever been an eyewitness to a miracle? A miracle is: a wonder; a marvel; an extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is attributed to a supernatural cause; such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God. Every Sunday we all witness a miracle taking place at Mass. In fact miracles occur on a regular basis each day that Mass is celebrated. The priest takes the bread and wine which are offered in our name and he says the words of consecration, just as Jesus did at the Last Supper. The bread and wine retain all of their appearances but they are turned into the living Body and Blood of Christ in what is called transubstantiation.  Today, most Protestant faiths believe that Eucharist is symbolic and not really Jesus’ Body and Blood. In fact, nearly 37% of Catholics who are questioned do not believe that they really receive Jesus in Communion. Christ’s real presence is a core belief of our Catholic faith and it

DIVINELY LED by JANET F. MOSCUZZA

Opening Prayer: Almighty and eternal God, you have created all things according to Your plan from before the beginning of time. I pray You help me receive Your graces and respond to the challenges before me. May all that I do serve You and give You glory. Amen When you reminisce about your life, aren’t there a mixture of both joyful and sorrowful memories that flow through your mind? A few weeks ago I had a conversation with George Chemali. George is a Cursillista who is studying for the Deaconate. George was infected with the Corona Virus at the beginning of February. Shortly thereafter George’s wife Julianna was also infected. George is a special case since he has very bad Asthma and unfortunately the infection has really debilitated him. I speak to you tonight of George because it is amazing to see George’s take on what has happened to him. George has only gratitude for his situation. He sees his illness as a way of furthering his ministry. He believes he can minist

FROM OUR ARCHIVE: ACTION by RICK AND LISA KLARMANN

In Piety, our whole life is directed to God; study helps up establish a better relationship with God, and to come to know His will for us.  Action is the exercising of our mind, will and senses—basically doing something.  However, in the life of the Christian, our action has Jesus Christ as the focus or reason we do a thing—the things we do and say—our actions are a consequence of being Christian. Apostolic Action takes Christian action a step further.  Apostolic Action is exercising the power of Love; love of God and love of neighbor to bring them closer to Christ.  Apostolic Action is important to us.  James reminds us that faith without works is dead.   If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it?  So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead.  [James 2:15-16] • On Ash Wednesday, in the Best L

FROM OUR ARCHIVE: LIVING THE CURSILLO METHOD DURING THE PANDEMIC by BILL GRIPPO, FORMER LAY DIRECTOR

DeColores, Recently I had the wonderful weekly opportunity to share with Al Martella and a regular group of men who have been on a conference call weekly since the Pandemic began.   It is truly enriching. Today Al asked each of us to share how we are coping with the pandemic personally!   The responses were heartfelt, emotional, personal and prayerful. I was the last speaker, the clean up “batter” so to speak. I based my thoughts on the Tripod (Piety, Study and Action) My first step in coping with this is to continue and strengthen my own prayer life… I attend 2 weekday Masses and one on Sunday and made myself useful by assisting the Church team in organizing the return to Church effort.   I start my day with morning prayer, and do a good amount of spiritual reading.   I try to go out of the house and sit in a park, by the complex pool or outside of Dunkin Donuts (cannot give up that first Cup!!)   I am reading the biography of John Paul 2!   It is 1000 pages and I read it as

REFLECTION ON THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT by DEACON TONY MARTUCCI

The Temple in Jerusalem was the heart and soul of the Jewish people. Inside  was a room called the Holy of Holies. Once a year the High Priest could enter  and offer sacrifice. A large curtain hung from the ceiling to the floor at the  entrance. Inside was the Arc of the Covenant which the Hebrews carried with  them from Egypt. It contained the rod of Moses, the tablets of the Ten  Commandments and some manna from the desert: reminders of God’s presence  among them. On the day Jesus visited, He found merchants in the court outside the Temple  selling doves, pigeons, and lambs to the worshipers who came to offer sacrifice.  They could not use Roman coins at the Temple, so there were bankers, money  changers, who would exchange shekels for the Roman money, for a fee. They  polluted the Temple with earthly matters. Rather than a place of worship and  encountering God, the Temple had become big business for the Priests. The  merchants and Priests profaned what God made holy. This is why Ch