March 2013Meditation for Spring
The world around us seems to be in a constant state of transition: the way we work, the way we communicate and the technology that enables our daily routines... all reshaping themselves at an exponential rate. These times of change may be challenging, frustrating and difficult... but they may also be opportunities for new ways of being. As we draw nearer to Spring - and to Easter - I invite you to consider what dying to old ways and being born to new ones means to you: in your hopes and dreams for yourself, your family, your church, your community and your Cursillo. May the resulting insights bring you into closer relationships with God and with each other.
The Men's weekend has been postponed until October 17-20th, 2013. If you would like to be on team, please contact Dave Wood or Steve Bush. If you have pilgrims who would like to attend, please contact Debbie Douglass.
We have been asked to participate in a Cursillo Road Show to St. Lawrence United Church in Lancaster on May 5th at 7:00 pm. If you would like to participate or for more information, please contact Joel Miller.
Ultreyas are being held the last Sunday of most months, 7:30 pm at Ste. Genevieve United... but recent attendance has been extremely low. If you would like Ultreyas to continue and plan to attend, please contact Barbara Brown.
For communication requests, please contact Donna Olinik.
A final note:
I truly believe the Cursillo journey will continue - whether in its current form or another yet to be defined - so I am looking forward to seeing what comes next. However, this is the last message I will be sending you as president... so thank you all for the many blessings you have shared with me on the journey so far.
Schedule of Upcoming Events
The 35th Men's Cusillo Weekend, originally scheduled for April 25-28, 2013, has been postponed until October 17-20, 2013. Next ultreyas will be April 28 and May 26.
Cursillo Communities. We currently have strong Cursillo communities in the West-Island of Montreal (Ste-Geneviève United Church, Roxboro United Church), the Rawdon area (Mid-Laurentian Pastoral Charge), and, in Ontario, in Cornwall (Knox-St.Paul's United Church) and Chesterville (Trinity United Church).
Ultreyas. We gather regularly, the last Sunday of the month, for fellowship, singing and sharing of our faith at Ste-Geneviève United Church. Everybody is welcome at these gatherings, also called ultreyas. If you play an instrument, bring it along. For the schedule of the ultreyas and directions see here.