Pastoral Plan
Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska
(Approved 5/28/2004)

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The Mission Statement
The Cursillo in Christianity is a movement of the Roman Catholic Church that is committed to spreading the Gospel message utilizing a specific method and strategy.  To service the Cursillo environment in the Diocese of Lincoln, the Leaders of the Movement are committed to communicating, supporting, and enabling cursillistas to live the Fourth Day.
 

The Vision Statement
The Cursillo Movement, an agent of change, serves as a catalyst for the Christian transformation of society’s moral and ethical values.  This is accomplished through a unified national, regional and diocesan effort.  Through this unified effort, all things will be restored in Christ by the Cursillo movement in the Diocese of Lincoln.

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1.    Precursillo

Purpose
 1    To target environments
 2    To select candidates
 3    To sponsor
 4    To prepare candidates
Objectives
 1    To target Environments
           A     To study environments in accordance with our current Leaders’ Manual, page 179.
                    1)     As directed by the National Cursillo Center, we will give particular attention to
                            the following environments and take concrete steps to Christianize these environments:
                            -     the advertising field
                            -     the academic community
                            -     the communications field
                            -     the medical profession
                            -     the political field
                    2)     Those environments suggested by Bishop Bruskewitz (e.g., Spanish speaking Catholics; young
                            people; existing groups / guilds, such as Lawyers’ Guild, Physicians’ Guild, Knights of
                            Columbus, Altar Society, etc.)
           B     To select those environments that have a dynamic influence on society.
 2    To select candidates
          A     To identify the influential people within each selected environment.
          B     To insure that all candidates satisfy the basic requirements to participate in the Three Day
                 Weekend (begin by talking with the prospective candidate’s pastor before inviting the candidate).
 3    To sponsor
          To support each candidate following the process described in the National Cursillo Movement’s Sponsors’
          Booklet. (cf. Appendix A: “Sponsoring a Candidate for a Cursillo Weekend”)
 4    To prepare candidate
          To provide personal contact to each candidate from:
                  1)    Sponsors
                  2)    Cursillo leaders
                  3)    Group Reunions and Ultreya Centers
Recommendations
            1    Ask Priests to announce that members of the Secretariat and local cursillistas will be available after Mass to
                  visit individually with parishioners.
                 A    As soon as possible; during 2004.
            2    Pray by name for people identified as potential candidates in each Ultreya Center
                 A    Notify Ultreya Centers by June 2004.
            3    Study and begin personal contact work in the environments targeted by National and Bishop Bruskewitz
                  (see Objective 1.A.):
                 A    Begin forming Spanish-speaking Group Reunions:
                          1)     Letter mailed to Lincoln area Spanish-speaking cursillistas to announce June 1, 2003 meeting to
                                  begin laying the groundwork for rejuvenating Spanish Cursillo in the Lincoln Diocese.  A similar
                                  letter was sent to 14 pastors in other parishes (besides Lincoln) with large Spanish-speaking
                                  populations.
                          2)    Similar invitation included in the July 2003 Lincoln Diocese Cursillo Newsletter.
                          3)    Plan a Spanish Ultreya.
                          4)    Plan a Spanish SOL.
                 B     Study and begin personal contact work at Colleges / Universities
                          1)    Invite priests who work with college students to live a Three Day Weekend.
                          2)    Begin Group Reunions with interested college students.
                          3)    Identify and begin personal contact with other youth leaders in the Diocese.
                 C    Get a list of occupations of current cursillistas ... to track targeted environments.
                 D    Study and begin personal contact with persons in environments identified by National (e.g., media) and
                        Groups / Guilds within the Diocese.
           4    Create a flyer / handout about Cursillo including a space for a phone number and name of a contact person in
                  the parish.
                 A     As soon as possible; during 2004.
           5    Make / put up a sign / poster about Cursillo (fewer words than a flyer ... see 4. above) ... sign up after Mass.
                 A     As soon as possible; during 2004.
           6    Give current Cursillo Directory to each Priest in the Diocese.
                 A     To be sent when Directory is next updated.
           7    Use one or two Ultreyas each year as a Cursillo Informational Meeting ... invite other Catholics to learn more
                 about Ultreya ... offer more food.
                 A     Begin in 2004.
           8    Use Parish Bulletins and Bulletin Boards to post information about Ultreyas ... need a Parish Representative
                 A     As soon as possible; during 2004, if possible.
           9    A reminder / article in the Newsletter that it is OK to bring prospective candidates to Group Reunions and
                 Ultreyas ... It is not a secret.  Article should also emphasize why the Three Days is still important, even if
                 persons are grouping and/or attending Ultreyas but have not yet lived the Three Day Weekend.
                  A     During 2004.

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2.    The Cursillo Weekend

Purpose

          1    To continue the education and training of the candidates, beginning at the point where they are as the Three Days
                begin, in order for them to become evangelizers.
          2    To change each person from within, or bring about the renewal of mind and spirit (Fundamental Ideas paragraphs
                108 and 109).
          3    To help people to discover and fulfill their personal vocations.
          4    To provide a transition from the Precursillo to the Postcursillo.

Objectives

          1    To provide an atmosphere that is conducive to the “metanoia” experience necessary to develop Christian
                evangelizers, utilizing the Three Day Manual and other pertinent literature.
          2    To provide individuals with the tools and the method to fulfill their baptismal responsibilities, as well as an opportunity
                to fulfill their role as laity set forth by Vatican II and to share an awareness of a personal relationship with Christ.
          3    To further enhance (begun in the Precursillo) the candidates’ understanding and application of Postcursillo tools of
                Group Reunion and Ultreya, which will assist them in the Christian transformation of their environments.

Recommendations

          1    Come up with “set” menus to be used for all Weekends (depending somewhat on items that are donated for use
                during the Weekends) in order to help control food costs (to help in knowing what to buy and knowing what to
                request for donations).  Have Men’s and Women’s Palanca Coordinators meet during the Practice Weekend
                (possibly following the Friday evening rollos) to discuss menus and ways to control/cut costs, avoid duplication, and
                share donations, etc.
                A     Beginning with Fall 2004 Weekends
          2    As a follow-up to each Three Day Weekend (and prior to the Postcursillo Reunion), have the Lay Director and
                Spiritual Advisor meet with  the Weekend Coordinators (for purposes of making notes about what worked/did not
                work during the Weekend; also, to review site-specific logistics that would be helpful for future Weekends held at
                that site).
                A     Beginning with February 2004 Weekends
          3    Have Palanca Team meet one time prior to the Practice Weekend to begin forming community and to set their focus
                (prayer and service in hiddenness) for the Weekend; may also want to begin talking about seeking food donations,
                etc.
                A    Beginning with Fall 2004 Weekends
          4    Ask for donations from the Fourth Day community to better control costs.
                ·    Twice a year, an envelope for that purpose should be included in the Newsletter (possibly the Newsletters
                     preceding Three Day Weekends) … the Newsletter could report cost information so that cursillistas better
                     understand the financial need.
                ·    Consider “passing the hat” at the Mass for the Fourth Day community prior to the Closing for the Three Day
                     Weekend.
                A     Beginning with Fall 2004 Weekends
         5     Following each Three Day Weekend, include directory information for the new Fourth Dayers in the Newsletter (as
                an insert), so that new Fourth Dayers may be encouraged in their Fourth Day through contact from the Cursillo
                community.
                A     Beginning with February 2004 Weekends
         6     Encourage Teams (Palanca and Rollo) and Candidates to participate in the Postcursillo Reunion.  Table leaders
                should especially be encouraged to remind/invite their family members.
                A     Beginning with Fall 2004 Weekends
         7     As part of the formation process of the Rollo teams, Coordinators and Rollo team members should be reminded of
                the importance of staying on task, especially in terms of Rollo length (so as not to unnecessarily lengthen the day and
                cause fatigue during the Weekend, and to better allow for personal contact among the Team and Candidates).
                A     Beginning with February 2004 Weekends
         8     Continue to (ongoing):
                A     Have each Rollo Team spend more than one session in team formation in preparation for each Weekend in
                        order to allow the Holy Spirit to form them into a community (begun with Fall 2002 Weekends).
                B     Choose the Rollo team members from those cursillistas active in SOL; SOL not required for Palanca team.
                C     Encourage the Palanca Team to focus on service and prayer and being “very invisible” (begun with Fall 2002
                        Weekends).
                        ·     Talk with Team Coordinators (Rollo and Palanca) prior to each Three Day Weekend to stress the
                              importance of being “invisible” servants.
                        ·     Help  Palanca Team Spiritual Directors and other cursillistas understand the formation of the Palanca team
                              that occurs prior to and during the Three Day Weekend.
                D     Review our current Three Day Weekend schedule to ensure that it is in agreement with the National Cursillo
                        Schedule (based on information received at Regional and National Encounters and through mailings).
                        ·     This may involve adding or deleting some practices or activities.
                        ·     When the new Three Day Manuals are released in Summer 2004, review the changes and incorporate
                              them into the Lincoln Diocese Weekends.
                E     Remind the Coordinator to select a person who is living the Cursillo method (Group Reunion and Ultreya) to
                       give the “Cursillista beyond the Cursillo” witness at the Closing.  The speaker should plan to discuss the talk
                       with the Coordinator prior to the Weekend to ensure that the candidates clearly understand the need for Group
                       Reunion and Ultreya in their lives and how being active in a Group can assist them in Christianizing their
                       environments.

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3.    The Postcursillo

Purpose

         1     To facilitate the penetration and transformation of environments through and for Christ.
         2     To nurture cursillistas in persevering the living out of their Fourth Day.

Objectives

         1     To bring about the Christian transformation of each cursillistas’s environments using the method of the Tripod
                (Holiness, Formation and Evangelization).
         2     To provide each cursillista with a means of ongoing support and perseverance via Group Reunion and Ultreya.

Recommendations

         1     Provide lists of email addresses and phone numbers to facilitate follow up contact with all cursillistas (including the
                new Fourth Dayers).
                ·     Again ask Secretariat members and Ultreya Center Representatives to update lists of email addresses, postal
                      addresses, and phone numbers, and to compile lists of current Group Reunions in order to:
                      o     Encourage existing Group Reunions to persevere
                      o     Provide opportunities for Fourth Dayers who are currently not grouping to find a Group Reunion
                      o     Facilitate the formation of new Group Reunions.
                ·     Parish names should also be added to the directory, so that information should also be sought.
               A     Done in December 2001 (only two Ultreya Centers provided the requested information); current directory
                       information will again be distributed for purposes of being updated during 2004
         2     Provide the opportunity for all cursillistas to share information about their gifts/talents, especially to help new
                cursillistas determine where they might best serve the Cursillo Movement in the Lincoln Diocese (possibly develop
                survey).
                A    Begin with Fall 2004 Weekends
         3     Select parish representatives and ask that they get Cursillo information, especially information about Ultreyas, into
                parish bulletins.  Initially, provide the information to parish secretaries, then follow up with phone calls.
                A    During 2004
         4     Talk about/encourage participation in SOL at the Postcursillo Reunion so that new cursillistas will better understand
                how they might serve through Cursillo in the Lincoln Diocese.
                A    Begin with Postcursillo Reunion following the February 2004 Weekends
         5     Include new cursillista information (following each Three Day Weekend) in the Newsletter to assist in personal
                contact/follow-up with the new Fourth Dayers.
                A    Beginning with the February 2004 Weekends
         6     Have the Secretariat set approximately four topics per year for Ultreya Centers to focus on to help the Fourth Day
                community better understand elements of the Cursillo Movement (the topics would be the same for all Ultreya
                Centers).
                A    Beginning in 2004, with the following four topics: (1) sponsorship; (2) SOL; (3) Group Reunion and Ultreya;
                       and (4) Pastoral Plan
          7    Hold an annual Grand Ultreya on the last Sunday in June.  Incorporate the Evangelization Walk suggested by
                National into the Grand Ultreya.
                A    Beginning in June 2004
          8    Continue to (ongoing):
                A    Educate cursillistas about the responsibilities involved in sponsoring candidates (through the Ultreya Centers).
                       ·    Have each Ultreya Center discuss sponsorship during one of the monthly Ultreyas.
                       ·    The discussion could center on sponsorship information from the insert included in the March/April 2004
                            Newsletter (thus educating about sponsorship AND encouraging cursillistas to read the Newsletter).
                B    Send a letter to the sponsor of each candidate, outlining the responsibilities of sponsoring a candidate (one
                       responsibility being to write a personal Palanca letter to be read by the candidate on Friday evening of the Three
                       Day Weekend).
                C    Try to help cursillistas understand the importance of SOL … that it is not just about making you eligible to serve
                       on the Rollo Team.
                D    Provide an opportunity for participants in the Three Day Weekend to gather together approximately one month
                       following the Weekend.  The purpose of such a reunion would be to answer questions the new Fourth Dayers
                       have regarding living the Fourth Day and also to help them get into Group Reunions if they are not currently in a
                       Group Reunion.

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4.    The School of Leaders (SOL)

Purpose

         1     To maintain the authenticity and effectiveness of the SOL in the Cursillo Movement in the Diocese of Lincoln.
         2     To nourish what is fundamental for being a Christian in each of the SOL members as individuals, and in the
                environments in which the members find themselves.

Objectives

         1     To provide ongoing spiritual growth, education and training for the leaders of the Cursillo Movement.
         2     To provide a community of cursillistas who, united in the atmosphere of a Group Reunion (i.e., Leaders Group
                Reunion), daily seek to become more centered on, more committed to, and more united with our Lord in His mission
                of bringing Christ into all environments.
         3     To provide a means (i.e., the School) by which we respond to “the call to growth and continual conversion that
                results in bearing much fruit.”

Recommendations

         1     Establish a method of communication / invitation among cursillistas to remind about upcoming SOLs and encourage
                participation.
                A     Email the SOL agenda to current members of the SOL as well as new cursillistas about one week ahead of
                        time (during 2004).
                B     Continue to include regular announcements in the Diocesan Cursillo Newsletter about upcoming meetings of the
                        SOL in order to continually invite all Fourth Dayers to become Leaders in the Cursillo Movement (begun
                        during 2002).
         2     Update apostolate descriptions prepared for our Diocese and discuss at SOL.
                A     During 2004
         3     Continue to:
                A     Educate cursillistas in the Diocese of Lincoln about the purpose, role/function, and importance of the SOL
                        (begun in October 2001).
                        ·     Emphasize the relationship/involvement of the Secretariat in SOL.
                        ·     Make a special point to invite those new to the Cursillo Movement.
                B     Provide a quarterly gathering of cursillistas intent on seeking to live lives of holiness, formation and
                        evangelization using the Cursillo method by following and imitating the one and only Teacher: Christ.  At the
                        same time, study the best format/location/time frame for SOL in the Lincoln Diocese.
                C     Work on the creation of volunteer lists to involve as many cursillistas as possible in the work of Cursillo in our
                        Diocese (begun in 2003).

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5.     The Ultreyas

Purpose

         1     To encourage greater involvement in Ultreyas.
         2     To encourage authentic witnessing at Ultreyas of environments being changed as the Fourth Day is lived.
         3     To ensure that the essential elements of an Ultreya are included in each Ultreya.

Objectives

         1     To assign rotating persons or Group Reunions to serve as Ultreya planning/host teams so that the Ultreya
                responsibility is shared.
         2     To seek cursillistas who are living the Fourth Day to share at Ultreya what they are doing to change their
                environments, and how the environment is being affected.
         3     To teach cursillistas the authentic Ultreya format (and clarify the three levels of witness appropriate for an Ultreya).

Recommendations

         1     Encourage variation among the three levels of witness during Ultreya: 1) witness of new cursillistas (where they were
                before Cursillo, where they are now, and the joy they felt along the way); 2) witness of how someone has put into
                practice the three elements of Holiness, Formation, and Evangelization; and 3) witness of someone who has actively
                studied his/her environments, and/or had an effect on those environments.
                ·     Send a letter to each Ultreya Center explaining the three levels of witness.
                ·     A copy of the letter could then be given to witnesses (when invited) to help them pray about/structure their
                      witness.
                ·     Consider having a Secretariat Member (see recommendation #2 below) visit each Ultreya Center for an Ultreya
                      and explain/discuss levels of witnessing.
                A     During 2004
         2     Match 1 – 2 Secretariat Members (from a different Ultreya Center) with each Ultreya Center to present the
                authentic Ultreya format and the reasons for that format.
                A     Done annually (between June and June)
         3     Develop a laminated “tip sheet” for use at Ultreyas for the Ultreya Center Representative(s).  The “tip sheet” could
                include:
                ·     Format for Ultreya (5 essential elements).
                ·     List of the environments that Cursillo has targeted at all levels, including those identified by National Cursillo and
                      suggested by Bishop Bruskewitz.  [These should also be reported in an issue of the Diocesan Newsletter (to
                      remind/educate/focus cursillistas)].
               ·     Reminder to Fourth Dayers of their apostolic commitments … refer to the Apostolic Commitment Service on
                      pp. 78-86 in the Pilgrim’s Guide for occasional use (a couple of times a year) at Ultreyas during the visit to the
                      Blessed Sacrament.
                ·     Current list of the four topics chosen each year for discussion at Ultreyas (see recommendation #4 below)
                A     During 2004
         4     Review the Diocesan Cursillo Pastoral Plan in each Ultreya Center (continuing formation) to cover the topics chosen
                for discussion purposes each year.  Topics for 2004 are:
                ·     Sponsorship
                ·     SOL
                ·     Group Reunion and Ultreya
                ·     Pastoral Plan
               A    During 2004
         5    Compile a list of persons willing to witness in each Ultreya Center … consider inviting witnesses from outside Ultreya
               Centers.
               A    During 2004
         6    Have the Representatives from each Ultreya Center assign Ultreya Host teams for each month throughout the year.
               The task of the Ultreya Host team is to:
                ·     Obtain witness and respondent
                ·     Lead the Ultreya, keeping on schedule
                ·     Provide snack/drink, if desired
               The list of Ultreya Host team assignments should be reported in writing to the Lay Director each June for the
               upcoming year.
               A    During 2004
         7    Continue to (ongoing):
               A    Encourage neighboring Ultreya Centers to invite each other to their Ultreyas.  This will provide additional
                      opportunities/times for cursillistas to participate in an Ultreya.
                        ·     Ultreya Centers should keep in contact with one another to share information about meeting
                              times/dates/witnesses/etc. (possibly via email).
                        ·     In addition, include a Newsletter article encouraging cursillistas to attend neighboring Ultreyas.
               B    Encourage all Fourth Dayers to re-invite cursillistas who are not active in Group Reunions and/or Ultreyas to
                      participate in Ultreya.  “Make a friend, be a friend, and bring your friend to Christ.”  All cursillistas (not just
                      sponsors) share responsibility for welcoming new cursillistas and integrating them into the Ultreya community
                      (and encouraging further formation).
                       ·     Consider rotating a calling list within each Ultreya Center to invite cursillistas to each Ultreya.
                       ·     Each Ultreya Center should develop a mechanism to encourage participation in Ultreya (Onward!!).  The
                             following may be helpful in that regard:
                             o     Personal contact (postcards, calling tree, carpool)
                             o     Have babysitters available
                             o     Invite potential candidates to Group Reunions (which may be less intimidating) before inviting to Ultreya
                             o     Have a designated carpool person for those needing rides
              C     Foster ongoing general Palanca for those who do not attend Ultreyas.  This Palanca could be one of the general
                      intentions offered during the visit to the Blessed Sacrament at the end of each Ultreya.
              D     Foster ongoing Palanca to be offered by those who are unable to attend Ultreyas.
                      ·     Communicate this invitation to offer ongoing Palanca, in person, through the mail, through email, or by
                            phone.
                      ·     Contacts are best made within each Ultreya Center by one cursillista reaching out to another.  This would
                            keep those unable to attend Ultreya involved to the extent that they are able.
              E     Develop a process for cursillistas to submit general  Palanca intentions on a Diocesan level, and add these general
                     intentions to the Regional Palanca Calandar before the Regional Calendar is distributed via the Diocesan
                     Newsletter.
              F     Identify someone to be the central contact person to receive and transmit Palanca intentions throughout the
                     Diocese.
              G     Invite potential or prospective Cursillo candidates to attend an Ultreya in order to assist them in making a
                     decision about attending a Cursillo Weekend.
              H     Have each Ultreya Center compile a listing of all Group Reunions in that Ultreya Center.
                      ·     Have each Group Reunion specify a contact person to the Ultreya Center Representative (to facilitate
                            communication).
                      ·     Have each Group Reunion pick a saint’s name and have it available at Ultreya Centers for referring
                            non-grouping cursillistas to existing Group Reunions.  [In that way, Group Reunions are identified by families
                            rather than by persons within the Group Reunion.]
               I     Share year ahead schedule information at each Ultreya to encourage cursillistas to participate more fully in
                     Cursillo.
                      ·     It is important for Ultreya Center Representatives to share as soon as possible with the Secrerariat/SOL/Lay
                            Director/Spiritual Advisor any concerns given by cursillistas in their Ultreya Center for not being able to
                            participate in Cursillo activities; it may be possible to change the schedule where opportunities to revise exist.

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6.     Group Reunions

Purpose

         1     To promote and sustain weekly Group Reunions (i.e., friendship groups).
         2     As a fruit of the Group Reunion, to live our part of Cursillo’s mission to evangelize the world by Christianizing our
                environments (“ to bloom where we’re planted”).

Objectives

         1     To foster and encourage cursillistas to commit to being a member of a Group Reunion that meets on a weekly basis.
         2     To encourage cursillistas to live their Fourth Day by studying and Christianizing their environments.
         3     To ensure to the degree possible that existing Group Reunions are following the authentic Cursillo Method of Group
                Reunion (important for integrating new cursillistas into existing groups).

Recommendations

         1     Have each Group Reunion pick a saint’s name.  In that way, Group Reunions are identified by families rather than by
                persons within the Group Reunion.
                A     As soon as possible
         2     Have each Ultreya Center compile a listing of existing Group Reunions in that Ultreya Center, including meeting times
                and locations, as well as the saint’s name of the Group Reunion.
                ·     Have the listing available at Ultreya Centers for referring non-grouping cursillistas to existing Group Reunions.
                ·     Provide the Group Reunion listing in a written report to the Lay Director one month prior to each Practice
                      Weekend so the information can be made available for inclusion in the packets sent home with the new Fourth
                      Dayers and is available at Closings for those cursillistas who are not currently grouping.
                ·     Have each Group Reunion specify a contact person to the Ultreya Center Representative (to facilitate
                      communication).
               A    As soon as possible during 2004
         3    To facilitate collection of information regarding Group Reunions, have the Postcursillo Chair develop a Group
               Reunion Survey to send out with the Diocesan Newsletter (or use the Cursillo website), with the completed Survey to
               be brought to Ultreyas in each Ultreya Center.
               A    To be included in the July/August Newsletter
         4    Encourage and invite cursillistas not currently in Group Reunions to attend Ultreya in order to meet other cursillistas
               and form Group Reunions.
                ·     Have each Ultreya Center develop a calling tree
               A    By August 2004
         5    Re-inform and educate (both at Ultreya and via an article in an upcoming Newsletter) cursillistas about the
               importance of having a plan of evangelization each week in their Group Reunions that at least considers those
               environments specified in our Diocesan Pastoral Plan:
                ·     As directed by the National Cursillo Center, we will give particular attention to the following environments and
                       take concrete steps to Christianize these environments:
                        -     the advertising field
                        -     the academic community
                        -     the communications field
                        -     the medical profession
                        -     the political field
                ·      Those environments suggested by Bishop Bruskewitz:
                       -     Spanish speaking Catholics
                       -     Young people
                       -     Existing groups / guilds / etc., such as the Lawyers’ Guild, Physicians’ Guild, Knights of Columbus, Altar
                              Society, etc.
               A     At an Ultreya in 2004
        6     Suggest that each member of each Group Reunion pick a time each day (e.g., during morning prayer) to pray for all
               Fourth Dayers.  Daily prayer is a very active way to evangelize:
                ·     Members of the cursillista’s own Group Reunion (both those attending and those absent)
                ·     Cursillistas in other Group Reunions
                ·     Cursillistas not currently grouping
               A     Include as bullet points in an upcoming Newsletter article in 2004

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7.     The Secretariat

Purpose

         1     To study the make-up of the Secretariat (past, present, future).
         2     To review the role of the Secretariat.

Objectives

        1     To study the make-up of the Secretariat (past, present, future).
        2     To review the role of the Secretariat, thus encouraging commitment from each of the Secretariat members

Recommendations

        1     Review the sections of the Leaders Manual as they relate to the functioning of the Secretariat; study the role of the
               Secretariat as a whole and each of the offices or positions in particular.
              A    On a yearly basis
        2    Review Diocesan By-Laws at a Secretariat meeting in order to ensure that the By-Laws are in agreement with the
              role of the Secretariat as defined in the Leaders Manual.
              A    On a yearly basis
        3    Actively seek a representative from each of the Ultreya Centers not currently represented on the Secretariat.  The
              purpose of such representation is to facilitate information flow between the Secretariat and each of the Ultreya
              Centers.  It is important that the concerns of each of the Ultreya Centers be adequately represented on the
              Secretariat.
              A    Ongoing, as membership changes
        4    Make an annual report to the Bishop and the National Secretariat concerning the Secretariat’s status, achievements,
              and plans for Cursillo in the Diocese.
              A    Report to be provided annually (currently in September)

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8.    The Diocesan Pastoral Plan

Purpose

        1    To work together in the Diocesan Family for the Christianizing of environments.

Objectives

        1    To list ways in which the Cursillo Movement can assist in the work of the Diocese within the Movement’s parameters.
        2    To share our Pastoral Plan with the Diocese, in order that we might both (Cursillo and the Diocese itself) better
              accomplish the work of the Church in the Diocese.

Recommendations

        1    Review the Diocesan pastoral plan, as found in the 1996 Diocesan Synod Document, to identify ways that the
              Cursillo Movement can help meet Diocesan objectives.
              A     By April 2002
        2    Meet with Bishop Bruskewitz annually to discuss ways that the Cursillo Movement in the Diocese of Lincoln can
              assist in the work of the Diocese.
             A     At least annually

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9.    Relationship to the Region

Purpose

        1    To work in cooperation with Region VI by:
              a)    Attending Regional Encounters
              b)    Assisting the Region in its plans/obligations
              c)    Supporting the Regional Pastoral Plan
              d)    Paying affiliation fees

 Objectives

        1    To attend Regional Encounters in order to keep current on issues affecting Cursillo in Region VI and at the National
              level, as well as share ideas with (or get ideas from) cursillistas from other dioceses within our region.
        2    To assist the Region in its plans/obligations.
        3    To support the Regional Pastoral Plan by becoming more familiar with the plan itself and its operation within the
              Region.
        4    To pay affiliation fees.

 Recommendations

        1    Request that Region VI send the Lincoln Diocese copies of its pastoral plan each time it is updated so the Lincoln
              Diocese might review and support the Region’s objectives.
              A Check with Regional Coordinator a least annually
        2    Recognizing the importance of Diocesan participation in the Regional Encounters, the Lincoln Diocesan Cursillo
              Movement will make funds available to cover the transportation and registration fees for the Diocesan Spiritual
              Advisor and Lay Director.
              A    Begin immediately
        3    Continue to (ongoing):
              A    Include the Regional Palanca Calendar in the Diocesan Newsletter.
              B    Include details about Regional Cursillo Encounters in the Diocesan Newsletter, along with registration forms and
                     informational materials.
                     · Following receipt of registration information from the Region (semi-annual basis), include in the next Diocesan
                       Cursillo mailing.
              C    Pay Regional affiliation fees in a timely manner.

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10.  Relationship to the National Cursillo Center

 Purpose

        1    To work in cooperation with the National Cursillo Center by:
                a)    Attending National Encounters and other functions
                b)    Assisting the National in its plans/obligations
                c)    Supporting the National Pastoral Plan
                d)    Paying affiliation fees
                e)    Publicizing National Policy and having literature available for distribution

 Objectives

        1    To attend National Encounters and other functions in order to keep current on issues affecting Cursillo nationwide, as
              well as share ideas with (or get ideas from) cursillistas from other dioceses and regions.
        2    To assist the National in its plans/obligations.
        3    To support the National Pastoral Plan by becoming more familiar with the plan itself and its operation.
        4    To pay affiliation fees.
        5    To publicize National Policy and have literature available for distribution.

 Recommendations

        1    Request that the National Cursillo Center (or Region VI) send the Lincoln Diocese copies of its pastoral plan each
              time it is updated so the Lincoln Diocese might review and support National Cursillo objectives.
              A    Notify Region VI that the Lincoln Diocese would like a copy of the National Cursillo Pastoral Plan each time it is
                    updated (also inquire at Regional Encounters about updates); the Lincoln Diocese last reviewed the current
                    National Plan at its May 2003 Secretariat meeting.
        2    Encourage cursillistas to visit the National Cursillo website (www.natl-cursillo.org) to keep updated on Cursillo news
              that was formerly published in Ultreya Magazine.  In addition, cursillistas are encouraged to read and/or submit
              witness articles to this website.
             A    In an upcoming Newsletter article during 2004
        3    Recognizing the importance of Diocesan participation in the National Encounters, the Lincoln Diocesan Cursillo
              Movement will make funds available to cover the National Encounter registration fee for the Diocesan Spiritual
              Advisor and Lay Director annually.
              A.    Beginning in 2004
        4    Continue to (ongoing):
              A    Include details (along with registration materials) about National Encounters and other functions in the Diocesan
                    Newsletter as that information becomes available.
                    ·    Following receipt of registration information from the National Cursillo Center or from Region VI, include in
                        the next Diocesan Cursillo mailing.
              B    Pay National affiliation fees in a timely manner.
              C    Make Cursillo literature available at Three Day Weekend Closings, and other Diocesan and Ultreya events (e.g.,
                    Secretariat meetings and SOL).

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