Diane Overton
Rectora #145

Hello, my fellow brother and sister Cursillistas — DeColores

My name is Diana Overton. I attend St. Mark’s in north Tampa. Last fall I received a phone call from our Secretariat asking me if I would accept the invitation to be Rectora for the weekend coming up this April 15 – 18. As I prayed about this blessed opportunity, I asked the Lord if I could do this. He answered me saying: “No you can’t, but I can.” I’m so blessed, humbled and privileged to answer the call to be God’s co-pilot on His weekend #145.

I made my Cursillo many, many years ago in the Diocese of Southeast Florida. As with so many of us, I encountered Jesus in such a wonderfully new way. He poured His unconditional love into my heart and changed my life forever. Subsequently He laid a path before me leading to an amazing new journey and personal relationship with my new friend and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Right now we are in daunting, challenging and unprecedented times. I pray that God’s glory will be revealed and soon some sense of normality will return to our lives. As we join together in the strength of our Lord and Savior to stand against any obstacles that are put in our way, He will renew our strength on wings of eagles. As Isaiah 40:31 says: “…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. “

I am reaching out to all of you to earnestly pray and discern whether you have a Holy Spirit nudge to join the team of #145. The theme for #145 is: “As the Deer” – such a glorious song. Our souls do longeth after Him. He alone is our heart’s desire and we long to worship Him.

I would love to receive your team application. I realize that getting your priest’s endorsement can be challenging but thank God that we have email and snail mail, so we can circumvent these hurdles. Also it’s not too early to think about Pilgrims as it will most likely be the same obstacles in getting all the documentation completed. If each parish will send just one Pilgrim, we will be overflowing with God’s grace.

I wait in prayer and anxious anticipation to see how Our Lord will weave the team and pilgrims of #145 together.

Blessings and Love-

Diana Overton

2008 Nancy Avenue

Lutz, FL 33548

(813) 949-1011


Cursillo #146 – Diana Overton Rectora

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