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Reunion Ultreya for the 2017 Women 

2017 Women

Important calendar change…Upcoming Ultreya
If you haven’t heard yet, we were blessed by the Holy Spirit with a wonderful Women’s Weekend as 10 “on fire ladies” became our new Cursillistas.
Let’s join together as a Cursillo Community to welcome our newest members by attending the next Ultreya to be held on June 24 starting at 10AM at the St Mel Parish Center in Fair Oaks. The original date is being changed to accommodate all of our new women and the incredible team that presented the weekend.
It has been a while since we have had an “old fashioned” Ultreya with food, music, testimony and fellowship. Let’s get the old community spirit back and join together on June 24th. We will be having a potluck lunch so bring you favorite dish. Most importantly, bring yourself, your group reunion and interested people who may want to attend a future weekend…it is never too early to Make a Friend, Be a Friend, Bring a Friend to Christ.
Looking forward to seeing old friends and new!!! Mark your calendar today….
Your Secretariat,
Denny Shunta, Chuck Friedrich, Bill Quiros, Kathy Kitchura, Laura Zabriskie, Dave Fox, Will and Pat Friesen

The other day I met with my Group. Sometimes it is still called our 4th Day Group. As we talked, we all remarked on how much our lives have changed simply due to the fact that we are grouping every week.

In life’s busy schedule, it is often hard to maintain this relationship. Sometimes we have to skip a week. Sometimes we have to put it off for an hour until one or the other of us fits in that much needed exercise class or runs an errand. Sometimes we meet at Café Americano, and they graciously let us sit there for hours on end. Once I had breakfast AND lunch there, because different people joined us at staggered times!

But the absolute best group experiences we have are when we meet in one of our living rooms. We light a candle, say our prayers, and share from our hearts the struggles we make to fully live the gospel. We encourage each other, laugh and sometimes weep with each other, and help each other to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. This year we are talking a lot about the New Evangelization, and what that means in our little spheres of influence.

The very act of grouping motivates us, holds us accountable for being better Christians. Mass means so much more to me now; my prayer life is better; and my outreach is improved because of my group experience. In fact, grouping has turned out to be the very heart and soul of Cursillo for me.

There are many kinds of groups out there in Cursillo Land. There are big groups that meet at restaurants. There are couples groups that meet for wine and cheese, or sometimes a simple meal. There are small groups that meet in living rooms. They all have one thing in common: the very act of meeting encourages us to continue our journey toward Christ, to more fully live our faith.

If you don’t have a group, contact your secretariat for help in joining one. Remember your sponsor? Ask your sponsor to help you find a group that is a good fit for you. Or just invite a couple of your close friends to form a group with you. The format for grouping is in your Pilgrim’s Guide, and you can loosely follow it. Remember our motto, make a friend, be a friend, bring a friend to Christ. Happy grouping!

Ultreya!
Patty

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For a printable copy of the talk click here.

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The Office of the Post Cursillo Chair is a voting position and responsible for guiding sponsors and candidates to continue living their 4th Day beyond the 3 Day Weekend. The Post Cursillo assists the Cursillo community by coordinating Group Reunions, Ultreyas, and other community events. Working with the Pre Cursillo and 3 Day chairs, the Post Cursillo will encourage the growth and spiritual development of the movement through committees established at the School of Leaders meetings.

regionalFrom a national Cursillo perspective Sacramento is part of a Region XI. This region includes all of California, Nevada and Hawaii. We also are one of the most culturally rich and diverse regions, with communities of Hispanic, Filipino, Vietnamese, Portuguese and Korean.  All of these communities are working hard for the same goal; Bring a Friend to Christ.

Region XI holds two encounters each year. One in the spring and one in the fall. Encounters are open to all Cursillistas and are always well attended, which reflects the many blessings that attendees receive. The next one is October 3 to 5 in the Diocese of Fresno Pastoral Center.

The cost of the weekend is $55 if you want to sleep in the Pastoral Center or $35 if you want to make your own room reservations. Anyone who is interested in attending should fill out the attached form and send it with a check to the coordinator mentioned on the form.

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