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Sept 4-7, 2003
Men’s Weekend, St. Mary School, David City, NE
Sept 18-21, 2003
Women’s Weekend, St. Mary School, David City, NE
Sept 26-28, 2003
Fall Regional Encounter, River Falls, WI (see application in July
October 4, 2003
Secretariat Meeting 10:00am, St. Mary School, David City
Post Three Day Cursillo Weekend Reunion 1:00pm, St. Mary,
October 10-11, 2003 School
of Leaders (quarterly reunion) – 7:30pm Fri- 4pm Sat, St. Joseph,
November 15, 2003 Secretariat
Meeting 10:00am, Location to be announced
December 13, 2003 Secretariat
Meeting 10:00am, Location to be announced
Feb 12-15, 2004
Men’s Weekend, Location to be announced
Feb 19-22, 2004
Women’s Weekend, Location to be announced
April 23-25, 2004
Spring Regional Encounter (Garden City, KS)
July 29 - Aug 1, 2004 Cursillo
National Encounter, Seattle, WA
PRAYER/ADORATION HOURS for the David City
Weekends (listed by Ultreya Centers)
Thursday, 7:00pm - Midnight . . . . . . . .Beatrice / Crete
Friday, Midnight - 5:00am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hastings
Friday, 5:00am - 10:00am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lincoln
Friday, 10:00am - 3:00pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McCook
Friday, 3:00pm - 8:00pm. . . . . . . . . .Plattsmouth/Offutt
Friday, 8:00pm - Saturday, 1:00am. . . . . . . . . . Wahoo
Saturday, 1:00am - 6:00am. . . . . . . . . .Beatrice / Crete
Saturday, 6:00am - 11:00am. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hastings
Saturday, 11:00am - 4:00pm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lincoln
Saturday, 4:00pm - 9:00pm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .McCook
Sat., 9:00pm - Sun., 2:00am. . . . . . . Plattsmouth/Offutt
Sunday, 2:00am - 7:00am. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wahoo
Sunday, 7:00am - 5:00pm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . David City
Three Day Weekend – St. Mary, David City
Palanca Letters ... Personal Palanca
letters from the sponsor and/or a relative should be clearly marked on
the back side of the envelope in the lower right hand corner. All
personal and general Palanca letters (including posters) should be mailed
to Kathy Springer, 1410 E 15th St, Crete, NE 68333 in time to arrive by
the Wednesday prior to each Weekend (Sept. 3 for the Men’s; Sept. 17 for
the Women’s); or you may mail them to St. Mary Church, 580 “I” St., David
City, NE 68632, so they will arrive prior to the beginning of the Weekend.
Time of Closing ... 5:00pm Fourth
Dayers are encouraged to begin gathering in the Church for a 4:15pm Fourth
Day Mass. After Mass, Fourth Dayers are encouraged to pray, plan
for the serenade (which will be in the Church as the candidates enter for
the closing), etc, prior to the arrival of the candidates at 5:00pm.
Pizza following the Closing ... After
the closing, the team will make a final chapel visit, while the candidates
and Fourth Day community gather for pizza and fellowship. A $5.00
donation will be requested as in the past.
Sponsoring a Candidate (Precursillo) ...
The earlier candidates are prepared and invited, the earlier the applications
can be completed … the earlier the applications are received, the better
we can get the names of the candidates out to the 4th Day community so
Palanca letters can be written to be sent home with the candidates in their
packets. The Secretariat stresses that it continues to be important
for the candidates to have personal Palanca letters to take home with them
when they leave the Weekend and begin living their 4th Day.
ALL cursillistas are encouraged to review
the Precursillo Guidelines on the back of the blue Sponsor Sheet
included with the application. Of particular importance:
A sponsor should ALWAYS confer with a prospective candidate’s pastor
TO inviting the person to make a weekend. This is important because
the pastor might know of some reason that a person should not make a weekend,
and once an invitation has been extended, it is very awkward to un-invite
Pay careful attention to the questions on the sponsor form that relate
to you, the sponsor.
Before you sign the Sponsor Sheet, know what you are committing yourself
to as a sponsor.
It would have been nice to include the names of all
the candidates in this newsletter; however, they have not yet been provided
to us (please watch the Lincoln Diocese Cursillo Web Site for the names
of additional candidates). Please try to get the completed applications
to the Lay Director as soon as possible. Two weeks remain before
the Men’s Weekend and four weeks before the Women’s Weekend.
Talk Team for Men's Weekend -- John
Springer (Coordinator), Jon Junkin, Chuck Micek, Mark Pribyl, Bob Rice,
Jeff Scaturro, Tom Schik, Bill Swanson, Fr. Jeremy Hazuka, Fr. Mark Seiker
(Palanca Coordinator: Steve Mowers).
Talk Team for Women's Weekend -- Kathy
Springer (Coordinator), Carolyn Holmes, Marg Noecker, Bianey Ruiz, Pat
Schied, Elaine Swanson, Kim Wilson, Fr. Mark Seiker, Fr. Maurice Current
(Palanca Coordinator: Roddy Spangler).
Candidates -- Please be praying
for the candidates who will be living their Cursillo Weekends in David
City (candidates as of the printing of newsletter):
Men: Benjamin Avila (Lincoln),
John Bongers (David City), Matt Davis (Lincoln), Raymond Havlovic (David
City), Ralph Hein (David City), Pat Gabel (Osceola),
Delmar Forst (Crete), Fr. Charles Townsend (Mead), Jim Daro (Garrison ...
David City Ultreya Center)
Women: Barbara Belsky (David City),
Mary Davis (Lincoln), Raelyn Hagenow (Offutt), Orletha Havlovic (David
City), Cheryl Hein (David City), Margaret L’Ecuyer (Beatrice), Karen Spurgeon
(Offutt), Celia Sherman (Valparaiso)
Just a reminder ... One of the responsibilities
of the Coordinator for a Weekend is to welcome the candidates to Cursillo
by way of an introductory letter (which includes information about the
Weekend) prior to the Weekend. If we do not have the information
from the sponsors (completed application and sponsor form), this cannot
be done. Forming community begins before the candidates arrive to
the Weekend ... with the letter ... Please help make this process
easier ... it is so hard to be sending the letters and making contact (when
there is not time to get a letter out) at the last minute. It causes
undue stress for both the Coordinator and the candidates. I understand
the concept of God’s Time ... let’s together pray that all things be done
Fall Regional Encounter ... The
Fall Region VI Cursillo Encounter will be held in River Falls, WI (see
application in July Newsletter) on Sept. 26-28, 2003. River Falls
is across the river from the Twin Cities (Minneapolis / St. Paul).
News From Secretariat ...
School of Leaders (SOL) ... John Springer
gave a report on the SOL held on July 25-26 at St. Mary Parish in Ashland.
The focus of this session was Commitment and Palanca. There were
17 people participating and the sharing and discussion was lively and spirited.
Following the report, the Secretariat discussed whether or not the SOL
should remain quarterly in its current format (i.e., Friday night retreat
phase with Saturday sessions of the SOL), or possibly change to begin with
one session of the SOL on Friday evening with the other two on Saturday
(thus concluding earlier in the day on Saturday). Those commenting
thought the current format was preferable, as it allows those attending
SOL to spend Friday evening “pulling away” from the distractions of the
world in order to be in a better frame of mind to make the Saturday discussions
When the Secretariat discussed proposed/tentative
dates for Cursillo activities for the upcoming year, it was decided that
the next School of Leaders (SOL) will be October 10-11, 2003, at St. Joseph
Hall, Harvard, NE. It was reiterated that the purpose of moving the
SOL to various parts of the Diocese is to allow all cursillistas an opportunity
to participate, sometimes requiring less travel (when the location is near)
and sometimes more (when the location is farther away). The Secretariat
also discussed having a permanent location for the SOL (e.g., Shelby).
By-Laws ... The By-Laws were discussed
briefly and will be discussed in more detail at the October Secretariat
Planning Ahead -- A Year at a Glance ... A
tentative/proposed schedule of Cursillo activities for the Lincoln Diocese
was presented for discussion. The schedule included activities scheduled
from the present through August 2004, and included upcoming Cursillo Weekends,
Regional and National Encounters, SOL, etc. The tentative/proposed
schedule is an attempt to provide cursillistas with enough notice to allow
them to adjust their schedules to participate in Cursillo to the fullest
• August 9
• October 4 (meeting followed by Reunion for September Weekends)
• November 15
• December 13
• January 16-17 (or switch with SOL … see below)
• March 13 (Reunion for Feb. Weekends follows)
• April 17
• June 12
• August 14
Three Day Weekend Activities
• October 10-11
• Jan. 9-10 (or switch w/ 1/17 Secretariat Meeting)
• April 2-3
• July 9-10
• Sept. 4-7 -- Men’s Three-Day Weekend
• Sept. 18-21 -- Women’s Three-Day Weekend
• February 6-7 -- Practice for February Weekends
• February 12-15 -- Men’s Three-Day Weekend
• February 19-22 -- Women’s Three-Day Weekend
• September 26-28 -- Fall Regional Encounter
• April 23-25 -- Spring Regional Encounter
• July 29 - August 1 -- National Encounter
Postcursillo Ponderings ... Palanca
is… our life in Christ offered for another!
Grand Ultreya ... Joan Junkin provided the
following report to the Secretariat regarding the Grand Ultreya held at
Camp Kateri Tekakwitha in June 2003:
What a GRAND experience it was! What a wonderful
day God provided for us in the midst of some very hot weather - it was
gorgeous. Just being there in fellowship with cursillistas from across
the state, having Mass in a "barn" with the crickets singing His praise,
and the witnesses! Marcia (one of the cursillistas new to our Diocese)
gave a beautiful witness about her faith journey/growth and the treasures
she received along the way.
Victor Lugo (the National English-speaking Coordinator
for Cursillo) gave a moving witness about how we can get caught up in making
things more complicated than we have to. He indicated that we can start
counting how many Rosaries or prayers or Masses we have to our "credit",
but that numbers mean nothing - it is what is in our heart that counts.
He spoke about how we have to constantly empty ourselves (using a glass
of water to demonstrate) in order to be filled with Christ, so that it
is Christ’s love (along with ours) that flows from us to others.
Victor’s sincerity and total passion for Christ were evident in his words
and in his eyes. His experience of spending time with the founder
of the Cursillo Movement (Eduardo Bonnin) was life changing – it helped
him to focus on the beauty and simplicity of the Movement as it was originally
given to Eduardo, and to forget about the intricate details we sometimes
get lost in.
To sum up what I learned that beautiful day – I
was reminded that I need to “Let go … let God”. Sometimes, we try way too
hard to "MAKE" things work and worry about some detail that we think is
THE most important, forgetting that the Lord can work through us, no matter
what the details are … if we let Him. “Be still and know that HE is God!”
I'm going to try - but you all know how I want to make things better for
everyone … make people happy. Well, I know that having everyone happy
is, first of all, impossible (because what pleases one person displeases
another); and, second of all, GOD will do His saving work if we only let
Him. I have clung way too closely to material details … and after
listening to Victor at the Grand Ultreya and then hearing Father Benedict
Groeschel convey the same message on a recent retreat, it is clear to me
that prayer and being open are all that is really required … the rest (thank
GOD) is up to GOD! He is God and I am not!
Love you all!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Junkin
The National Encounter ... at Xavier
University in Cincinnati, Ohio, was held July 17-20, 2003, with Fr. Seiker
and John and Kathy Springer attending. This year’s Encounter focused
on the 10 topics presented at the 1st Conversations of Cala Figuera.
Cala Figuera is a town in the southeast part of the island of Mallorca
off the coast of Spain, where in 1944, after years of study, formation,
and preparation, the first-ever Cursillo de Cristiandad Weekends were held.
Fifty years later (1994), leaders of the Cursillo Movement from various
parts of the globe, gathered in Mallorca to take part in the Anniversary
celebration of that First Weekend.
During the Anniversary celebration, a series of
10 topics were presented by and to the participants. These 10 topics
reflected the focus of study as the Cursillo Movement was being formed
by the Holy Spirit. Eduardo Bonnin had been intensely studying various
attributes of humanity. It was by means of this intense study, along
with a thorough understanding of human nature and a deep knowledge of our
Roman Catholic faith, that the Holy Spirit was able to guide him in bringing
about such a wonderful instrument ... an instrument that would provide
all people with the opportunity to have a deeper understanding of their
faith, and the responsibilities associated with that faith .... the Cursillo
The 10 topics that were presented in Mallorca (and
also at the 13th National Encounter in Cincinnati) were: (1) Person;
(2) Freedom; (3) Love; (4) Friendship; (5) Conviction; (6) Sincerity; (7)
Criterion; (8) Life; (9) Normality; and (10) Joy. Those in attendance
were reminded that National Encounters are open to all who are cursillistas
… it doesn’t matter how involved a person is or isn’t, in the Cursillo
Movement … it doesn’t matter if you attended a Cursillo Weekend within
the last six months or you attended 20 years ago. Because of the
many wonderful people from varying cultures who gather to experience community,
it is truly an encounter with the body of Christ. The Encounter is
a tremendous opportunity for all cursillistas to grow deeper in their spirituality
as well as their understanding of themselves and the people with whom they
come into contact with on a daily basis.
Ongoing Palanca ... The Secretariat
discussed the importance of Palanca, especially for its work and the work
of the SOL. The Secretariat and also the SOL should offer ongoing,
regular Palanca for the work of Cursillo in our Diocese and they ask that
all cursillistas do likewise. Suggestions included offering a weekly
Rosary or other prayers. The Palanca could be offered any time during
the week with the intention that there be a true openness to the work of
the Holy Spirit through the Lincoln Diocese Secretariat and SOL, and that
the work be carried out in accord with His leading and guidance.
This discussion will continue and input will be sought from both the Secretariat
Post Three Day Cursillo Weekend Reunion ... Mary
Lou Salazar (as the Post Three Day Cursillo Weekend Reunion Coordinator)
suggested having the location and date for the Reunion decided prior to
the practice weekend to simplify the notification of all involved.
She further suggested that the Reunion be held in the same location as
the Three Day Weekends, as the teams and candidates will feel even more
like it is a Reunion. The Reunion Checklist submitted by Joan Junkin
and Mary Lou was reviewed and slightly modified. It was also suggested
that the Palanca Coordinators prepare the announcements for the packets
during the practice weekend.
You may be wondering why I would be featuring Palanca
as the Postcursillo topic of this newsletter. Many associate it with
Precursillo - it is the most important way we prepare the new 4th Dayers
before many of them even know they are coming to the Weekend. Others associate
it with the Three Day Weekend - of course for many of us, it is one of
the things that touched our hearts the most … there were people out there
praying for us, some we didn’t even know yet.
And yet - Palanca is definitely a Postcursillo topic.
As we left the Three Day Weekend to return to the cold, cruel world (God’s
beautiful creation spoiled by man), we were told that Christ is counting
on us … and we proclaimed that we are counting on Him. This is our
mission - we are missionaries! How can He work in this world except through
His Body, the Church - each of us. And what is Palanca anyway - it
is simply offering our prayers, sacrifices and works of mercy so that the
grace is used as God wants it to be for the good of all, including the
new 4th Dayers who will be joining our community after their Weekends.
I learned that from our last School of Leaders as Kim Wilson shared with
us about Palanca.
So, Palanca is to be ongoing - in all three phases
of Cursillo. Just as Three Persons are united together in One God, so the
Precursillo, Three Day Weekend and Postcursillo must be viewed as united
to form the one strategy of Cursillo. Palanca is simply living in
Christ as we are destined to do by our Baptism, and offering the graces
up for the intention of others. Palanca is when I stayed at work
on Friday - on First Friday, when I look forward to the precious hour I
can spend before the exposed Body of Christ - to trim a woman’s toenails.
But that woman was miserable, and because of her circulation problems,
the other nurses were not able to trim them. They were long and misshapen
- but because I had asked God that morning to help me see Him in everyone
that day, I enjoyed every moment … the entire hour it took to lovingly
reshape those nails and help her feel better. That was Palanca -
living that moment of my life for Christ Who was in her, and through grace,
remembering to offer it up for the success of the Weekends - God’s success,
Please begin TODAY to write your Palanca letters
for the September Weekends. It is important to write a general Palanca
letter, which will be posted to be read by the community being formed on
each Weekend (one for the Men’s Weekend and one for the Women’s Weekend).
In addition, it is ALSO important for the candidates (who will be new 4th
Dayers when they read the letters) to receive personal Palanca letters
that will be put in their packets to be read as they begin their 4th Day.
Thus, you are still very much encouraged to write personal Palanca letters
… they are VERY important. One of the priest candidates from the
January 2003 Weekends talked about how he enjoyed having personal Palanca
letters from former parishioners in the packet sent home with him after
the Weekend … it meant a great deal to him to read the letters once he
Since we don’t have the names of all the candidates
yet, it would be good to write 10 – 20 individual Palanca letters addressed
in a manner such as “Dear Brother/Sister in Christ,” along with the message
conveying your love through Palanca. The letters can be inserted
into envelopes without names on the front, allowing the Palanca team to
write the names of the candidates on the envelopes during the Weekends.
Each person called to the Weekend is individually important … a person
God called at just this time to just this Weekend to deepen his/her commitment
to Him. As a reminder, the letters are not to be purely friendship
letters - they are meant to convey spiritual love, not hearts and flowers
but something much more lasting - daily sacrifices and prayers, Mass intentions
offered and works of mercy such as visiting the sick or imprisoned (not
just those behind bars). It is not necessary to list numbers of prayers
- such as 365 Hail Mary’s or whatever - what is most important is that
the person who reads that letter when they get home from their Weekend
will know that there is someone out there who is living their commitment
as a missionary by being an instrument of God’s grace. So get out your
pens and pencils and begin writing Palanca letters to convey what you can
offer as a prayer!
From the Lay Director ... With
the September Weekends fast approaching and having just come from the practice
weekend, I am reminded in a big way of the power of Palanca and the value
of emptying self to make room for Him … “O Jesus, meek and humble of Heart,
make my heart like unto Thine.” Palanca is truly that emptying of
self in offering Him our prayer and sacrifice to help build His Kingdom
… in whatever way He asks.
The Leaders’ Manual reminds us that “self-denial
is part and parcel of the Christian life. Any de-emphasis of it in
the Movement would indicate a shift away from Christ-centeredness.
In the life of the Church, we are offered seasons such as Lent and Advent
to bring us back to the proper spirit. A better way would be to live
in a spirit of Palanca each day.” He offers us the ‘season of evangelization’
… the season of inviting others to know, love and serve Him … on a daily
basis … the season that has no end … a beautiful season, with some days
that are challenging (inclement) and others that are pure joy (sunny, bright
days) … the season that offers us anew each day the opportunity to offer
Palanca … to be “levers” … because “a lever allows a person to move things
which are beyond normal strength, just as prayer and sacrifice allow an
apostle to accomplish more than [he/she] otherwise would be capable of.”
And He has a much better understanding of that capability than we do …
He knows how full the glass is … when He needs to stop pouring …
We often think we know where the fill line is … and even more often we
tell Him when it’s time to stop … But I’ve personally experienced
my own misjudgment of what I believed I could handle/endure so many times
that I’m more quick to surrender than I used to be … I try very hard
to live in a spirit of “perpetual Palanca” … offering … and some days I’m
better at it than others … But I believe He honors my desires and
honest efforts to let Him work in/through me … And on the days He
overfills (from my perspective), it’s another opportunity He gives me to
open my heart and will a little wider … and sometimes (most times) it hurts
At the July School of Leaders (SOL) in Ashland,
one of the talks was on the topic of Palanca (that’s what largely sparked
my thoughts … and I’ve thought about it a lot since the SOL). The
person giving that talk used the Leaders’ Manual to help guide the discussion
… and I would like to comment on a couple of things that really struck
me as I listened to her talk (actually, that’s one of the beauties of Cursillo
… sometimes we hear/read things that we’ve heard/read before, but we hear/read
them with new ears/eyes because we are in a new place in our pilgrimage
… our walk with our Lord and with one another …).
One thing that spoke to me was the richness that
is contained in the Leaders’ Manual, and the source of growth that it can
be for all of us as we live the Fourth Day. As I learn more and more
about the Cursillo Movement (through prayer and study … and through the
larger Cursillo community itself … at Regional and National Encounters,
but also within the various Ultreya Centers in our Diocese), I am awed
at its depth. As we understand more and more the roots of Cursillo
and the unique charism it possesses to build His Kingdom, I thank God for
His calling me to it … it continues to enrich my life on a daily basis,
and hopefully, thus allows me to enrich those environments to which He
A second thing that struck me was the end of the
chapter on Palanca (Chapter 12). It talked about the importance of
integrating new cursillistas within the various local Cursillo environments
of Group Reunion, Ultreya, and possibly SOL into the Cursillo community
… a good reminder to the sponsors of the candidates living the September
Weekends … but truly, a reminder to all of us. The Leaders’ Manual
stresses that all of this (the work of Cursillo in all its aspects of Precursillo,
Three Days, and Postcursillo) will entail additional efforts by the leaders
in these Cursillo environments from which the new Fourth Dayers come …
and we are reminded that “all is done for the purpose of building up God’s
Kingdom here on Earth.” The leaders need the ongoing prayers, sacrifices,
love, and support of the Cursillo community … the Secretariat needs them
… the SOL needs them … I need them. We … all of us … need Palanca
for the efforts we are making on behalf of Christ for the Cursillo Movement
… There is much work to be done … and we need your Palanca … please
May our Lord bless all of your apostolic efforts
… may they bear much fruit, whether or not you are ever allowed to know
… and as the Litany of Humility (of Cardinal Raphael Merry del Val)
so beautifully implores at the end: “That others may become holier than
I, provided that I become as holy as I should … Jesus, grant me the grace
to desire it …”
De Colores! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Springer
From the Spiritual Advisor ... For
the past three summers, I have attended the National Encounter. Each
year the Encounter has been a great opportunity for growth in piety (holiness),
study (formation) and action (evangelization). Time spent in prayer
with other cursillistas from across the country and around the world has
been some of my close moments with Christ. The Encounters have provided
new information and new experiences that have helped me better understand
and live the Cursillo Method. Study (formation) is an ongoing process
and I am continually amazed at the different ways that Christ seeks to
form me. I have also been challenged by other cursillistas during
the Encounters to make better plans for apostolic action (evangelization)
for me personally as well as for our Diocese. After all, it has been
said that if you “fail to make a plan”, then you “plan to fail.”
The Encounter this year was held in July in Cincinnati,
and the presentations focused on the ten words that were the foundations
of the first Cursillo held in 1944, in Mallorca, Spain. One of the
speakers talked about the words that the priest prays during the dismissal
at the end of Mass ... in the old Latin Mass, “Ite, missa est.” He
said the translation is not “The Mass is ended”, but rather “Go, it is
your mission!” It is our mission ... but we are not sent forth alone.
We must remember the importance of holiness, formation,
and evangelization. We come to the Mass to be close to the One Who
is Holy, and so to grow in holiness. We come as a community to be
formed into the image and likeness of Christ -- through the Scriptures
we hear proclaimed and through our reception of Holy Communion. Then
we are sent out: “Go, it is your mission!” In all my years growing
up as a Catholic, and even as a priest, I did not know until this summer
that the words of the dismissal at Mass meant: “Go, it is your mission!”
Hmmm ... maybe we don’t fulfill our mission as Catholics / cursillistas
very well because we don’t know that we have a mission.
We heard on our Three Day Weekend that “Christ is
counting on you!” Do we know that He wants to work through us?
He is counting on us to continue His mission in the world. What is
our mission ... it is the mission of the Church ... to preach the Gospel,
the “Good News” of Jesus Christ. We preach the Gospel by living it
in the actions of our daily lives, as well as by what we say in words.
If we keep the faith to ourselves, it is not the “good news”, but rather
a “good secret”. We must be involved in apostolic action ... it is
our mission ... and Christ is counting on us!
The Apostles were open to continual formation (individually
and as a community) – we would do well to imitate their openness to ongoing
formation. They spent time with Jesus, and then they were sent out
by Him to preach the Gospel, to baptize, and to cure the sick. They
brought others with them back to the Church, to worship at the Mass, to
grow in holiness, to be formed in the image of Christ, to be formed with
the message of the Gospel, and then to go out themselves and live the Gospel
in apostolic action ... the mission of the Church. As cursillistas,
we must seek to continue to grow in holiness, formation, and evangelization
... through our regular weekly Group Reunion, at our monthly Ultreya, and
also in the School of Leaders. I pray that you will hear our Lord’s
commission to you in the words of the dismissal at Mass ... “Go, it is
your mission!” I pray that each of us will fulfill our mission given
to us by Christ at our Baptism ... that mission of which we were reminded
at the closing of our Three Day Weekend ... Christ is counting on you!
De Colores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . Father Mark Seiker
School of Leaders
October 10-11, 2003
611 N Kearney
St. Joseph Hall - Harvard, NE
If you cannot be with us, we request Palanca for the success of
Where and when did you make your Cursillo?
Are you able to receive the Sacraments of Confession & Holy Communion?
To which Organizations do you commit your time?
Are you living the follow-up program of Group Reunion?
Are you living the follow-up program of Ultreya? Yes
Do you have any physical/medical/dietary conditions to be considered?
Please Return this Form WITH PAYMENT To:
John Springer, 1410 E 15th St, Crete, NE 68333 NO
LATER THAN OCT. 8, 2003.
You are invited to the Quarterly Reunion of the School of Leaders.
Come participate in the work of Cursillo ... build community with other
cursillistas ... spend time in prayer and meditation with the Blessed Sacrament.
The School is for all cursillistas ... men and women, couples, singles,
priests and religious.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10TH (Retreat Phase)
Registration (NO Meal Friday evening)
Meditation, confessions, quiet time
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11TH (School of Leaders Agenda)
Morning prayer and Mass, followed by breakfast
8:30am - 4pm Group
Reunion, Intro, 1st Session, Lunch, 2nd Session, 3rd Session
Clean up and Depart (Supper not provided)
Please bring the following with you to the weekend:
• Pilgrim’s Guide
• If you have the following:
• Leader’s Manual (please
begin praying the Leader’s Prayer on page 57)
• Lincoln Diocese Pastoral
Plan for Cursillo (extra copies will be available)
• The Fundamental Ideas
of the Cursillo Movement
• His Way
• “Classic” Cursillo accommodations will be available.
• Advance registrations are requested; it is fine to attend Saturday
only or Friday only
• Suggested donation (if you are able) for the weekend is $15.00
per person. Please make check payable to “Cursillo of Lincoln” and
mail with the Registration Form.
• Please keep this half of the flyer for future reference.
• Please bring a snack to share, if you like.
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