The Rev. Winnie Varghese, the renowned writer and activist, will deliver the keynote address on “Creating a Climate of Welcome.”
Workshops include the following:
Before and After Cursillo: Building Bridges for the Jesus Movement in the 21st Century
Empowering Your Fourth Day with Music
Eternity and the Public Library
Journaling as a Spiritual Practice
Celtic Prayer and Spirituality
Social Media and the Church: Using New Tools for Ancient Practices
Spiritual Direction: The Hidden Gem of our Fourth Day Journey
Stepping Out of our Boats: What is Jesus’ Vision of the Cursillo Movement?
To travel around Long Island or access New York City:
Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Westbury Station (Port Jefferson Line) -- 2 1/2 miles from the hotel -- lirr42.info.mta/stationinfo.php?id+55
To/from LIRR take Stuart's Taxi Service -- 10 minute ride from/to Westbury LIRR Station -- to Long Island Marriott, $5 per person plus $2 for additional riders -- 516-334-2900 or StuartsWestbury@gmail.com
New York City Tours:
Topaz Sightseeing NY offers basic City tour packages that leave from and return to the hotel. Arrangements can be made through the concierge at the Marriott or go to www.topazsightseeingny.com
For other options, talk to the Marriott Concierge.
The Twain Meet
Next two-day “In Step” weekend is June 10-12, Lakeside. Closing is at Camp Allen, please arrive by 3:30 p.m. Childcare will be available. If not going to closing, meet the Austin Cursillo Community in Elgin at 7:15 p.m. at the Southside Market, located on the south side of Hwy 290 at the intersection of Hwy 95 North in Elgin. The next Ultreya will be June 19, 4 p.m., Christ Church, Cedar Park.
The late Rev. Reid Morgan served as Spiritual Director to the Austin Secretariat for a number of years. On June 12 the Secretariat will dedicate a memorial bench in his honor at Camp Allen. Colorado
The Rt. Rev. Bob O’Neill, Bishop of Colorado, discusses Cursillo and Christian Life in a five-minute video. C’mon, you can spare five minutes! Go to http://cocursillo.org/gallery/our-bishop/.
Cursillo “Fourth Day” groups meet as follows:
• Tri-Cities area: Second Sunday of each month, Contact Anthony Peters, firstname.lastname@example.org • Knoxville area: Ultreya meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Ascension, 800 South Northshore Drive, Knoxville. Contact Allen or Pam Douglass, email@example.com.
• Cleveland/Athens area: Interested persons should contact the Rev. Robert Childers at Robert@gslookout.com.
• Chattanoona/Ft. Oglethorpe area: Ultreya meets at 5 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon every other month (February, April, June, August, October, December) at St. Peter, 848 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga. The coordinator for the Chattanooga Area Ultreya is Rena Stansbury, 423-842-7052.
Mother Pat Miller was roasted at the Heartland Cursillo (Kansas and West Missouri) Ultreya prior to her relocation to Georgia.
At its monthly Ultreya gathering, the Heartland Cursillo (Kansas and West Missouri) honored and thanked Mother Pat Miller for her years of supporting their Cursillo community. She was "roasted" with anecdotes and remembrances. Mother Pat will be leaving St. Michael's, Independence, MO to serve as interim priest at St. Aidan's, Alpharetta, GA.
Western representatives on the Episcopal Cursillo Ministry Committee met with the Los Angeles Secretariat before its Grand Ultreya in Anaheim.
Representatives of the ECM Committee joined more than 75 members of the Los Angeles Diocese as it celebrated its Grand Ultreya at St. Michael’s in Anaheim on May 21. The event included a Eucharist followed by a lovely potluck meal. ECM President Carol Williams wrote to Secretariat Chairwoman Zully Torres afterward, “I especially appreciated the interplay between Spanish and English, both in the meeting and in the Eucharist. The mutual respect and love between your communities is the foundation for Cursillo in your diocese.“
Maryland is beginning to look for team members for its November 4-6 Cursillo. Team members should be Cursillistas who have attended a Fourth Day workshop and regularly attend Ultreyas, participate in group reunions, and attend Las Mañanitas and Clausura when possible. firstname.lastname@example.orgSherer1305@yahoo.com. Mississippi
Mississippi Episcopal Cursillo is recruiting for its Fall Cursillo, September 22-25. Contact Ken Ruckstuhl at email@example.com
Diocese of North Carolina parish-based weekend #105 will be held June 23-26 at All Saints Episcopal Church Concord. Send Palanca to NC Episcopal Secretariat, P.O. Box, 859, Lewisville, NC, 27023-0859 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northern California The Sutter Creek/Amador Ultreya gathers on the fourth Saturday of each month with a potluck lunch. 10:30-12 noon, Trinity Episcopal Church, Janes Hall, 430 S. Highway 49, Sutter Creek. Contact Gerry Moore 209-267-5182 or Janet Kendig 209-296-5158.
San Diego will hold an Ultra at St. Phillip’s in Lemon Grove on July 23, 5 p.m. potluck, 6 p.m. Ultreya, contact email@example.com.
Southwest Florida An Ultreya will be held on Monday, June 13, 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s, 9801 Bonita Beach Rd. SE, Bonita Springs. Theresa Rowe asks that you “bring a friend and a dish to share,” though she doesn’t make clear whether you are to share the friend or share the dish, or both. Contact her at 239-298-6095 orTheresamaryrowe@gmail.comto ask.
Bob Vaughn (618-624-1909 or firstname.lastname@example.org) seeks candidates, prayers, Palanca and good vibes for the Cursillo coming up on June 23-26 at Toddhall in Columbia. Call him to say hi.
Upper South Carolina
Urgent Palanca Request: The Cursillo weekend will be held June 9-12 at Camp Gravatt in Aiken. Please send Palanca email@example.com
We're Getting Suggestions For Summer Reading
Last month we asked for suggestions for summer reading for the Cursillo community. Here are a few we've received:
How many folks have suggested Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's books? They are good reading. For poetry, God's Trombones, by James Weldon Johnson is great. I also have often recommended Mister God, This is Anna, by Fynn, but I don't know if it's still in print.
I highly recommend Jabbok, by The Rt. Rev. John McKee Sloan
For good reading, I recommend: The Four Vision Quests of Jesus by Steven Charleston. He was the Episcopal Bishop of Alaska, a seminary dean, national staff person for Native American ministries, and a prolific author. He is a member of the Choctaw Nation (the Native American tribe in Oaklahoma), and writes from the perspective of Native American, and Christian spirituality.
Fr. John Rawlinson
So what books—whether fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks or or how-to manuals—have inspired your faith? Don’t be shy! Send your suggestions for what the rest of us should read to News Notes c/o firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will list them in next month’s edition.
Please pray and email Palanca for the following Cursillo weekends: