With the Cursillistas in Du Quoin from last year’s Weekends and the new Cursillistas anticipated to attend the Cursillo Weekends this spring, there are enough Cursillistas in Du Quoin and the surrounding area to support a regularly scheduled Ultreya. To start this process, an Ultreya was held, with support from the Belleville Ultreya, in the Parish Center at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Du Quoin, IL, on December 8, 2018. The Ultreya was well-attended and should serve as a good example to follow for future Du Quoin Ultreyas.
Plans are on schedule for the Cursillo Men’s and Women’s Weekends at the Adorers of the Blood of Christ Motherhouse in Ruma, IL, in March 2019. However, the number of applications received for the Women’s Weekend exceeds the capacity of the Motherhouse in Ruma. A second Weekend for women is being considered in anticipation of additional applications that will be added to the waiting list of women candidates. A host of issues such as date, location, team, and spiritual direction need to be resolved before a second Cursillo Weekend can be held.
The Belleville Ultreya closed 2018 with a fun-filled Christmas social run by Jerry Palmisano. In addition to the usual grouping and goodies, we enjoyed a Christmas Trivia session and a wonderful Christmas songfest accompanied by the guitars of Terry Kostel and Steve Hughes.
I want to thank everyone who has worked to make 2018 a successful year, and I look forward to working with everyone in 2019.
Love, Joy, Peace, and De Colores