Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
To Live the Holy Gospel
primary mission of our community is a wholehearted embracing of Jesus
Christ and our Holy Father St. Francis. Through our commitment to prayer and contemplation, the study of
Sacred Scripture, and our fidelity to the Church and the Sacraments, our
fraternal life, and our generous service to others, especially the poor,
we receive nourishment necessary to live out our lives as sons of St.
Francis in the Capuchin tradition.”
Dear Cursillistas and friends,
Cursillo Movement’s 11th
Annual Encounter With Christ was held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 8:00am to 3:00pm at Mary, Mother of God Parish,
157 S Triangle Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844.
were blessed to once again have Fr. Glenn Sudano, CFR of the Franciscan
Friars of the Renewal (St. Joseph Friary, New York, NY) as the keynote
speaker. He was jined by Deacon Sal Bonfiglio, OFS (Secular Franciscan Order) who opened the event with his presentation.
One Does Not Live on Bread Alone...
year's Encounter fell on the first weekend of Lent, just weeks before
COVID-19 put an end to all public events. The
theme was "One does not live on bread alone" (Matthew 4:4). We learned
how Christ used God's Word when He was tempted in the desert, and how
we can use the Scriptures to strengthen us and bring us closer to
In addition to
the presentations, attendees were given the opportunity to receive the
sacrament of Reconciliation as well as join in Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament. The event concluded with Fr. Glenn celebrating Mass with
Dcn. Sal assisting, with music led by Cursillista Kathy Wasilewski.
thanks to all those who helped to make this event such a success. We
also offer our thanks to all those who attended, and to those who
offered up such generous donations to support the Metuchen Cursillo
Movement. A great big Thank You to all of you!
On another note, a reporter from the Catholic Spirit
attended the event. The write-up entitled "Cursillo Movement promotes
faith-filled, lifelong learning" by Christina Leslie can be found in
the May 21, 2020 issue on page 6:
Stay tuned for details on the 12th Annual Cursillo Encounter in 2021!
Marianne Joy and Regina Neri
down to see photos from the Encounter...