Dear Fellow Cursillistas,
I’m thrilled that God has called me to be the Rector of Cursillo #147. My family and I worship at Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota. Cursillo has played an important role in shaping my faith and strengthening my relationship with Jesus Christ. I made my Cursillo in 2011 on Cursillo #122 in the Diocese of Southwest Florida. What an incredible weekend! Since then, I have been blessed to serve God on several Cursillo Teams. For me, every Cursillo weekend is a powerful one. I’m always amazed at God’s transforming love that He pours out onto the Pilgrims each weekend. Many, myself included, leave Cursillo on Sunday afternoon changed forever.
Please prayerfully consider joining me on Cursillo #147 (February 16 -19 2023). The weekend theme is “Walk On Water” based on Matthew 14: 22-33. I have always loved the image of Peter jumping out of the boat and walking on the water towards Jesus. Peter is completely focused on Jesus after he hears Jesus say “Yes, come”. Throughout our lives we face a similar choice, let doubt and fear keep us rooted in “what might have been” or “take courage!” and live wholeheartedly a life centered on our Lord Jesus Christ. To me, the Cursillo ministry is all about God equipping each of us to answer His call to “come”. All of us can courageously get out of our own boat and begin our personal walk on the water towards Jesus. All we have to do is keep our eyes fixed on Him and walk on faith not sight. Go ahead and take that first step and let God do the rest.
I’m looking forward to see how God’s hand will shape the Cursillo #147 Pilgrims and Team. If you feel called to be part of the February weekend, please complete the Team application and sent to me at the address below. Also let’s make sure to pray for the Pilgrims of Cursillo #147 to hear God’s voice calling them to “Come!”
4587 Camino Real
Sarasota, FL 34231
|Rector:||Mason Ayres||Co-Set Up Chair:||Anne Ayres|
|Spiritual Advisor:||Rev. Rob Crow||Co-Set Up Chair:||Marte Toohill|
|Spiritual Advisor:||Rev. James Reho||Servant Chair:||David Schutte|
|Spiritual Advisor:||Deacon Ros Hall||Music Chair:||Scott Gardner|
|Observing Rectoras:||Susan O’Carroll/Yami Roman||Asst. Music Chair:||Michael Turcotte|
|Bellringer:||Russell Tuff||Asst. Music Chair:||Jeremy Rudicille|
|Flotor:||Ray Stoll||Technical Support:||Mike Magnant|
|Ideal:||MaryPage Hill||Action:||Scott Gardner|
|Grace:||Fr. Rob Crow||Obstacles to Grace:||Fr. James Reho|
|Laity:||Anthony Campanaro||Leaders:||Mike Magnant|
|Faith:||Deacon Ros Hall||Study & Evan. Environ:||Annie Hunter|
|Piety:||Pat Magnant||Life in Grace:||Fr. Rob Crow|
|Study:||Marte Toohill||Christ. Comm. In Action:||Ray Stoll|
|Sacraments:||Bishop Doug Scharf||Group Reunion:||Lois-Lynn Bellemare|
|Ray Stoll||Annie Hunter||Doug Smith|
|Anthony Campanaro||Mary Anders||Jack Thompson|
|Pat Magnant||MaryPage Hill||Maisie Reddy|
|SET UP AND CHA-CHAS|
|Janet Trefry (Cha-Cha)||Larry Kemm (Cha-Cha)||Mike Magnant (Cha-Cha)|
|Candy Newman (Cha-Cha)||Jim Rissler||Charlie Rourke|
|Jan DiUlio||Gussie Haeffner (Altar Guild)||Lois-Lynn Bellemare|
|FRIENDS OF TEAM|
|Doug Spangler||Jan Spangler|
Please pray for the Pilgrims who have signed up to attend #147. Also, please pray about sponsoring a Pilgrim. Let’s make sure all who might be feeling God’s nudge to experience the weekend are given an opportunity to be there. Below is a link to the Pilgrim and Team Applications.
|Anna||Allen||St. Catherine’s, Temple Terrace|
|Kim||Bahlke||St. Catherine’s, Temple Terrace|
|Sandra||Beltran||Church of Redeemeer, Sarasota|
|Paul||Clarke||St. Catherine’s, Temple Terrace|
|Sallie||Devine||St. John’s, Clearwater|
|Mary||Greer||Holy Trinity, Clearwater|
|Steve||Greer||Holy Trinity, Clearwater|
|Rich||Grinnell||St. James House of Prayer, Tampa|
|Lynn||Grinnell||St. James House of Prayer, Tampa|
|Lourdes||Guerrero||Church of Redeemeer, Sarasota|
|Tim||Hensey||Church of Redeemeer, Sarasota|
|Antonio||Leal||Church of Redeemeer, Sarasota|
|Barry||MacDonald||Holy Innocents’, Valrico|
|Georgia||MacDonald||Holy Innocents’, Valrico|
|Chip||McIlwain III||St. Catherine’s, Temple Terrace|
|Edie||Racine||St. Vincent’s, St. Petersburg|
|Lee||Rawlins||Holy Innocents’, Valrico|
|Lori||Reho||St. Catherine’s, Temple Terrace|
|Carol||Sinks||Saint Hilary’s, Ft. Myers|
|Dale||VanWormer||St. John’s, Tampa|
|Tania||Wilkes||St. John’s, Tampa|
Cursillo #147 is blessed to have such a wonderful Team that God has called to serve on the upcoming weekend. There remains room for others to join us. We could use additional Team Members. Please reach out to me directly at email@example.com or (239) 248-4570 if you are interested in serving.
Greetings, Fellow Cursillistas –
Cursillo #147 is quickly approaching us. Please see open spots below. Sign up on the Prayer Vigil by contacting Gussie Haeffner by emailing Gussie at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 941-650-9483
As you can image since all supplies have been in storage for over 2 years we are in great need for water, sodas and candy for the weekend. We need 50 cases of water and 50 cases of sodas. Also we need an abundance of candy. Please consider donating small size bottles of water; regular, diet, caffeine free sodas and individually wrapped candies.
Green palanca is always welcomed. It is a great way to donate to the weekend refreshment cause and other needed supplies. If the Spirit moves you to send green palanca either by cash or check to the weekend, please place in an envelope labeled with your name, your church’s name and city on the outside. Any amount will be graciously accepted. Please mail to:
Gussie Haeffner Cursillo Treasurer 4825 Waterbridge Down, Sarasota, FL 34235 or bring with you on Thursday night.
PRAYER VIGIL Saturday
Cursillo #147 – February 16-19, 2023
Below are the open prayer times.
Thurs. Feb 16
Fri. Feb 17
Sat. Feb 18
Sun. Feb 19
Clausura and Serenade #147
Calling all Cursillistas & Cursillo Musicians! Come out to support the Pilgrims and Team of 147 – Hope to see you there!
Serenade on Saturday, FEBRUARY 18, 2023
- Cursillo 147 will be held in TRIPP PAVILION A (map is below); for parking and if raining, Members of Team in yellow vests and/or DaySpring staff will direct traffic and parking beginning at 6pm (probably soccer field or Youth cabins)
- Arrive to organize, receive music, receive last-minute notices by 6:30 P.M.
- You will be guided by a Team Member and enter PAVILION A close to 7:00 P.M.
- Follow directions of Team Members who will guide you to the proper doors.
- A golf cart and driver will be available for those needing assistance.
- Bring a flashlight, sturdy shoes for walking, and bug spray.
- Please remember to not at any time touch a Pilgrim or Team Member nor go to the barricade surrounding the Pilgrims.
Serenade Song list – Sat, Feb 18
- 102 – Praise Him in the Morning
- 30 – First Song of Isaiah
- 6 – All in All
- 96 – Open the Eyes of My Heart
- Medley of I Could Sing / How Wide
- 55 – I Could Sing of Your Love Forever
- 50 – How Wide
- 42 – He is Here
- 69 – Jesus Name Above All Names
- 43 – Here I Am, Lord – Theme song
- 3 – DeColores
The Clausura, Sunday, FEBRUARY 19, 2023
- Gathering music will begin at 3:30 P.M. in PAVILION A.
- The Clausura is scheduled to begin by 4 P.M.
- Pilgrim’s luggage will be available for pickup at PAVILION B before or after Clausura, avoiding the time between 3:30-4:00
Clausura Service Music – Sun, Feb 19 – Gathering Music:
- 17 – Bind Us Together
- 128 – We have Decided to Follow Jesus
- 111 – Shout to the Lord
When Pilgrims Arrive:
- 4 – There’s a New World Coming
96 – Open the Eyes of My Heart
- 43 – Here I Am Lord – Theme song
- 3 – DeColores
Please make it a priority to be there to welcome the Pilgrims to their 4th Day!