We recently held the spring
Women’s Cursillo weekend at the Days Inn, as the Convent has not yet
Amazing that even at a hotel, it
was a holy and peaceful environment, thanks to the efforts of our
liturgist Marie Palombo and all the team members who worked so hard to
make it so. However, this was
a temporary measure and it has always been our desire to have a more
aesthetic location for our weekends.
Due to all that is entailed to
facilitate the Convent Retreat project in addition to performing the
functions of the Metuchen Cursillo Movement, the Secretariat has decided
to divide these responsibilities into two separate entities.
In the Lay Director’s report
from the October 16, 2014 meeting, Dr. Tangorra reported that the
“Metuchen Cursillo Movement and Convent will act as 2 separate entities,
with 2 separate bank accounts. The
Metuchen Cursillo Movement with Secretariat Members; (and) the Convent
with a Board of Directors to manage the Convent.”
According to a recent email from
Dr. Tangorra, this project will be known as the
Dr. Tony Tangorra is in the
process of establishing the Board of Trustees and all that it entails.
All correspondence pertaining to the CONVENT from this point
forward will be sent to you directly from Dr. Tony.
All future fundraising events
will be identified as either for the Metuchen Cursillo Movement or the
Convent. We believe this is an
important distinction and your generous donations will be earmarked
We join with others in prayer
for the success of this endeavor; it is our goal to hold future Cursillo
weekends at the convent, once it is operational.
We appreciate your continued
support of the Metuchen Cursillo Movement, whose singular goal is based on
our campaign to “Make a friend, be a friend, bring that friend to
Christ” and allow us to produce fruitful Cursillo weekend encounters
with Christ. Our fundraising
efforts are aimed at providing scholarships plus the expenses we incur
during the course of the weekend, including supplies, meals, etc.
We also support the regional and national Cursillo organizations.
We benefit greatly from their guidance and support.
Due to the timeframe in which
retreats are typically reserved, we are in the process of securing a venue
to host the fall weekends. Please
note the tentative dates for the Men’s Weekend is October 1st
– 4th and Women’s is October 15th – 18th.
If you wish to participate in
any way, please contact me and/or attend the
forward in 2015, we have begun to implement the plan to strengthen
IN THE PROCESS OF FORMATION.
Pre-Cursillo, Cursillo, and
Post-Cursillo, in a variety of ways from Prayer to Service.
If you’ve been feeling a desire to do more to lead others to
Christ, let us know how God is calling YOU to share your strengths
and talents to further His Kingdom and message of love and salvation
in your environments. Please join us at the
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