From the Cursillo #140 Servant Chair

October 25th – 28th

Decolores brothers and sisters

It is with great joy we can once again answer God’s call to serve in many ways on the next Cursillo weekend in October!

My name is Marta Meloy, I attend St. Anne of Grace and my Cursillo weekend was #49, a very long time ago-but what an incredible change in my life!

I remember being overwhelmingly amazed at the endless love poured out for me through the Prayer Chain, Servants to meet every need possible, Family Workers, Cha-chas, Rollos, the Serenade and all of the various Palanca offered to nurture my Spirit with the love of Christ.

I am humbled and blessed to serve on the prayer team and work as the Servant Chair for this weekend. Brothers and sisters, I invite you to pray with me over Cursillo weekend #140, for the Word of God in Ephesians 6:18 says, “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all of the Lord’s people.”

Thank you in advance for the prayer and support given through the love of Jesus Christ.

My contact information for signing up for the Prayer Vigil or offering green palanca, water or sodas is as follows:

Marta Meloy
Prayer Vigil emails will be forthcoming for the ease of signing up as well. Thank you once again.

Peace and blessings to you my dear family in Christ!
Prayerfully with love,

From the Registrar

We have 16 Pilgrim applications on the list and 2 more pending – awaiting completed applications.

That leaves only 18 spaces. If you are intending to sponsor someone, please get the information in soon.

Formal invitations will be sent the last week in August.

Thank you, Mary Anders, Registrar

Click here for Pilgrim application forms:

Mary Anders, Registrar
1575 Simmons Drive, Clearwater, FL 33756
Cell phone 727-430-2467

Click here for Team application forms:

If you feel called to serve on this weekend, send your application to:
Nancy Kinney
6325 Ridge Top Dr, New Port RicheyFL34655

Cursillo #140 Update

DeColores! My name is Nancy Kinney, and I have been called to be the Rectora for Cursillo #140 the weekend of Thursday October 25th- Sunday October 28th.

So many people are already working tirelessly to have everything ready for the weekend in anticipation of the Pilgrim’s arrival! There are still openings on the team, so if you feel called to send me an application please send it to me by email or snail-mail as soon as possible. The registrar has received Pilgrim applications, and we need a team member for every Pilgrim!

We also need your prayers to cover the weekend now and during the Cursillo weekend. Please give at least an hour of your time, if you are unable to work on the team, to pray for us when the Servant chair publishes the Prayer Vigil. The Prayer Vigil starts Thursday evening and continues round the clock until the weekend is over after the Closura!

Palanca will also be asked for such as water, sodas and candy, with and without sugar, plus “green $ palanca” to cover other expenses. The Servant and Set-Up chairs will be asking for these things as well. This is an awesome responsibility and can only be accomplished with many Sisters and Brothers in Christ working together.

Thank you in advance for your help and prayers,
Nancy Kinney
6325 Ridge Top Dr, New Port Richey, FL 34655

Secretariat Vacancies

Announcing Secretariat Vacancies

Three members of the Secretariat will have completed their terms by the end of September.

We are seeking one 3-year voting position and one one-year voting position.

Exact roles will be determined at the October Secretariat meeting on October 13, 2018. For the 3-year voting position, we would like to have some past rectors apply, however others are also welcome to apply. The one-year position is for the role of past lay director, so is only going to be open to past lay directors.

Please complete an application and have your rector endorse you. Then submit the application by email to Chandra Williams at

Click here for Secretariat Application Link:

A Note from the Secretariat Chair of the Hispanic Cursillo

Hola mi gente! Este año ya casi se fué pero el trabajo no termina. Tenemos mucho que hacer! Pronto comenzaré a visitar las diferentes parroquias para oir sus ideas como podríamos aumentar la participación de la comunidad hispana a traer más peregrinos a Cristo, comenzar agrupaciones y desarrollar el papel del patrocinador.
Cynthia Lamont-Wint, Rectora del próximo fin de semana que será del 16-19 de mayo 2019, ya está solicitando planillas para el equipo. Si Dios ha puesto en su corazón trabajar en su fin de semana, favor de enviarle la planilla por correo electrónico a

Bienvenidos Marta Jimenez y Willie Ortiz como nuevos coordinadores del Cuarto Dia del Cursillo hispano!!

Ya saben si tienen alguna pregunta acerca del Cursillo me pueden llamar al 727-743-1772 o por correo electrónico

Que el Señor los bendiga. De Colores!

Mickey Vallajo
Spanish Cursillo Chair

News from the Secretariat

Hello fellow Cursillitas! This year has been going well. We have completed 2 great weekends this year. Can you believe it – 5 Spanish weekends already! And #140 is coming up in October. It is exciting that the Diocese is celebrating a 50 year anniversary (I am so looking forward to seeing Bishop Curry).

We at the Secretariat have been reflecting over the past decades that Cursillo has been in this Diocese. We remain committed to the mission of making saints (people who know God and God’s love and grace) and apostles (saints who have a mission to share the same knowledge with others).

We understand our roots and traditions. We are also looking to the future and looking at ways we may have to adapt to stay relevant and viable. I love being part of this vibrant community and would love to seen it continue to expand.

My In-box is never full, I would love to hear from you –

Decolores, Chandra Williams