CURSILLO FALL WEEKENDS
The theme of the recent Cursillo Weekends was "Behold, the Lamb of God!" Rector Bob Krysiak and Rectora Lucille Hess share their reflections on the Men's and Women's Weekends:
Lamb of God!
Metuchen Cursillo Menís Weekend #24 was held on October 1st through the
4th, 2015. The planning for this weekend started in May of this year.
That seems like such a long time ago.
Slowly, our team came together.
Greg, Glenn, Luis and Ken answered the call.
We even had help from the Trenton Diocese.
Mike and Rick joined the team and together we all planned our
weekend. All we needed was
finally came. Our weekend was
finally here and about to start. Bring
on our candidates! Three
candidates answered the call to Cursillo but, due to an unforeseen
circumstance, one had to drop out. We
were left with two candidates. Alright,
we said to ourselves. It was
still a weekend. With the
Lordís help we were going to give them the best Cursillo weekend they
deserved. We all shook hands
when we met. Let the weekend
prayer team was in place. Every
Rollo was covered by prayers to Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother.
The prayers helped to ensure that the candidates heard the message
of Cursillo and how they can apply it to their lives.
Thank you to all Prayer Team members!
Your devotion to Cursillo made an impact.
Our Rollo team also did a wonderful job with presenting each Rollo
to our candidates. It
definitely made an impact on each of the candidates.
This was true because as the weekend progressed, we were impressed
to see that the candidates were getting the message.
The light of Cursillo was beginning to shine within them.
about light, when our weekend started, the sanctuary candle was lit after
Service team worked very hard to keep us well fed.
Thank you Ken for all your hard work.
And to all our team members, thank you for your help and support.
Without you, this weekend would not have happened.
I also want to give a big shout out to our two team members from
the Trenton Diocese who stepped up to help out.
Thank you Mike, for being our Warden.
Thank you Rick, for you insight and support throughout the weekend.
It is much appreciated!
our clergy who participated on the weekend, we especially wish to express
our gratitude. Your spiritual
guidance helped to keep all of us on track and focused on Christ.
wish to welcome our newest Cursillistas, Carl and Robbie.
Live your Fourth Day every day!
May God continue to bless and reward the efforts of the Menís
Cursillo #24 Team! And may God
continue to direct and bless the Metuchen Cursillo Movement!
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glory to our Merciful and Loving God! The Metuchen Cursillo #25 Womenís
Weekend successfully concluded on Sunday, October 25, 2015.
The Encounter brought together five women candidates from four
different parishes (and two different dioceses!), a full and part-time
team of 27 women, three priests, plus two permanent deacons!
It is said many hands make for light work, and this was certainly
true for our encounter weekend held at the Days Inn in
dedicated Service Team met the needs of feeding our bodies with needed
nourishment and treats. Along
with them, a loyal Prayer Team constantly kept vigil before Our Lord in
the tabernacle throughout the weekend and all day long before the Blessed
Sacrament exposed on Saturday. Rollistas, team members, and candidates
alike benefit from these constant prayer warriors!
Our Rollo Team included several first time presenters.
The Fourth Day witness of Christís
transforming love was heard throughout the weekend by all Rollistas.
are extremely grateful to our clergy and deacons who served us on the
weekend. Metuchen Cursilloís Spiritual Director, Father Ron Jandernoa,
Father John Primich, and Father James Carroll each inspired us with their
meditations, stories, spiritual direction, and rollos. We are grateful for
the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation that only their
anointed hands can bring. Our
deacons, Deacon Pete DePrima and Deacon Phil Gonzalez, added much
inspiration through their meditations and rollos.
Metuchen Cursillo Movement is prayerfully discerning the dates for our next
Menís and Womenís Cursillo Encounter Weekends.
In the meantime, our Ultreyas are
thriving and offering opportunities to come together to group, hear a
witness speaker, and share our Piety, Study, and Action.
Small Group Reunions are continuing and being formed with the
newest Cursillistas. Our
God bless each of our newest Cursillistas: Amy, Gladys, Leonor, Lillian,
and Mercedes with continued graces as they live their Fourth Day!
May God greatly reward the efforts of the Womenís
Cursillo #25 Team! And may God
continue to direct and Bless the Metuchen Cursillo Movement!
Lucille J. Hess