Pilgrim Applications for Cursillo #137

From the Registrar:
We have 15 applications for #137. Now is the time to get the Pilgrim application, sponsor form, and clergy form to Mary Anders (the sooner the better). Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

The three forms may be emailed to manders200@gmail.com or mailed to 1575 Simmons Drive, Clearwater, FL 33756.

Invitations will be sent the last week of August.
If you have any questions, feel free to call Mary Anders 727-430-2467

For Pilgrim Applications Click Here:

From the Lay Director – July 16, 2017

From the Lay Director

Great News!!  Our Back to the Mountaintop – A Day of Renewal held on June 17 was a huge success.  There were 120 people in attendance, including a surprise visit from Bishop Dabney Smith, Canon Michael Durning, and the SE representative from the National Episcopal Cursillo Ministry, Barbara MacKenzie.  A leadership survey was conducted and 91 people indicated they serve or have served in a leadership position, many circled several leadership positions.  That means we are fulfilling our mission, to prepare lay persons to serve in leadership positions in their parish, in their deanery, and in the Diocese.  Praise the Lord!

Have you seen the new look of our website?  If not, go to https://www.cursilloswfla.org and take a look.  Special thanks to our new webmaster, Russell Tuff, and I thought his talent was music!  He is also very talented at website design.  The home page has a few photos that go scrolling by.  We are seeking more Cursillo photos, and since the only photo allowed to be taken on the weekend is the group photo, we would like some of you to take photos at one of your Ultreyas or your 4th Day and send them to Anna Ashworth at agashworth@aol.com.  Anna will get them to Russell.  If you have other comments or suggestions, please send them to Anna.

The Cursillo Secretariat just purchased a Spanish Lectionary to be used by the Spiritual Directors on the Spanish weekends.  The Lectionary in St Thomas Chapel is in English, so the Spanish Spiritual Directors have been bringing the one from their own parish, leaving the substitute priest without a Lectionary.  This is our way of showing our commitment to serving the Spanish community.  De Colores!

The end of our year is September 30.  We are seeking applications for several positions on the Secretariat (click here for more details) for the term that begins October 1 and would like some past rectors to apply as well as others wishing to serve the Cursillo community.  We are also seeking someone to take over as the Parish Representative Coordinator in the Servant Community.  Please pray about these positions and if led to do so, click here, complete the application for Secretariat/Servant Community and return it to me.


Yours in Christ,

Karen Jones, Lay Director


The Cursillo Secretariat is currently accepting applications for Cursillistas interested in serving on the Secretariat for 1, 2, or 3-year terms, with the terms beginning in October 2017.  We have two 3-year openings, one 2-year opening, and one 1-year opening.  In addition, we also need a treasurer to serve a 1-year term (that can be renewed)

Having a servant’s heart is so important to God.  Although there are many ways to serve the Lord, please pray about serving on the Secretariat.  If you feel that God is leading you to serve in this way, complete the application below and send it to Karen Jones, Lay Director at deans.karen@gmail.com.

2017 – 18 Cursillo-SecSer Nomination Form

Prayer Vigil Cursillo #137 October 5 – 8th 2017

Providing a covering of prayer over the pilgrims & the team is a very important role in the Cursillo weekend. Please contact Anna Ashworth @ agashworth@aol.com or 804-247-1655 if you would be interested in praying for one or more of these hours below. Thank you!


2 AM 12 PM 3 PM 7 PM
3 AM 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM
9 AM 2 PM 5 PM


1 AM 7 AM 4 PM 7 PM
2 AM 12 PM 5 PM 10 PM
5 AM 3 PM 6 PM


1 AM 7 AM 12 PM 4 PM
2 AM 9 AM 1 PM 5 PM
3 AM 10 AM 2 PM
4 AM 11 AM 3 PM