Lay Director – March 2020

The School of Leaders and the Secretariat have finalized plans for our next Cursillo.  Both the Men’s Cursillo and the Women’s Cursillo are scheduled for October 22 – October 25, 2020, at the King’s House.  For a number of reasons, we have decided to have both the Men’s Cursillo and the Women’s Cursillo in the same place and at the same time.  We have had many lengthy discussions and reviews of the Cursillo schedule and the King’s House venue to determine if it is feasible to host both of the Weekends at the same time and place while maintaining separation between the Men and Women.  The conclusion is that, with the help of the Holy Spirit along with careful schedule planning and cooperation between the Rector and Rectora, we will be able to successfully hold both Cursillos.

Many of our current volunteers are completing their terms of office in the near future.   We have already had several recent changes.   Cheryl Rajski has replaced Laura Veach as the Precursillo Chair, and Margie Reaka will be taking over the School of Leaders from John Schaberg.  I would like to thank Laura and John for their contribution to Cursillo during the past three years.  I would also like to thank Margie and Cheryl for saying “yes” and accepting the challenge to manage two important Secretariat Chairs.  Changes are in the works for other Cursillo positions which will be announced in the next few weeks.  

We also have a small group working to improve and standardize our Cursillo formation practices. In a search for best practices, we are also reviewing Cursillo formation practices from other Region IV dioceses and considering them for adoption.   This effort should improve how our teams prepare for our annual Cursillos.

I hope everyone is having a very prayerful Lent and is looking forward to Holy Week and a wonderful celebration of Easter. 

De Colores!

Bob McCormack