In light of the current situation with the nation and under the directive of National, we have canceled our Men’s Weekend for April 2020 and the Women’s Weekend for July 2020.
Our next Ultreya scheduled for April 24, 2020, at St. James in Hopewell is also canceled.
If you are a sponsor for a candidate for either of these weekends, please work with your candidate and Ellen in rescheduling them for a later weekend.
We are prayerful that our Men’s Weekend in October 2020 is still a go.
We pray that all are well and practicing the guidance published by our leadership. We are now more than a couple of weeks into this new practice of social distancing and pray that it is the right thing and will end when the time is right.
I am sure that this newfound “social distancing” will affect our community as we begin to gather for events in the future. Being a community of huggers, it will take time before we are comfortable with the level of personal contact we have become accustomed to when we meet. For some, it will return quickly and for others, maybe never. So we ask that we all be respectful of others and their personal space now and when we begin to gather as a community.
Peace And DeColores,
As many of you know, Mary and Dan Martin will be leaving us next week to move to Florida. We would like to have a farewell from the Cursillo community. With space restrictions and social distancing this is what we have decided. At Woodlake there is an aquatic center with a parking area close to the Woodlake pavilion. Google the Woodlake Aquatic Center to see the exact location. The path next to the aquatic center pools goes right to the pavilion area. If everyone is wearing their masks, Mary's group reunion decided the area is big enough to spread out so people are at least 6-8 feet apart. If people arrive at 7 pm on Friday, May, 15th and spread out on the grassy area, Mary and Dan will sit on one of the picnic tables. I will supply a basket for palanca for Mary and Dan to read en route to FL. It will be something for them to enjoy in their new home and before they form a new group of friends. Mary requests letters only since flowers and plants would not survive the several day trip to FL. Feel free to bring a battery operated votive candle and when we sing DeColores @ 7:30-7:45 everyone could light their candle. Battery-operated only since it is a forested area and we do not want to get in trouble. Also remember we need to keep our distance from each other or the police will come and send everyone home!
Feel free to invite any Epiphany parishioner who is not a Cursillista and would want to say farewell and ask that person to write Dan and Mary a note to take with them. I cannot stress enough what Mary said, " No gifts as they will already have their cars filled to the brim." Thank you for your participation in this event to recognize Dan and Mary for their leadership in our Cursillo community.
It is with great sadness, but with abundant hope, that we announce the cancellation of the October Cursillo Men's Weekend.
As with the song 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' many preparations were completed for a joyous weekend. Rector Steven Carter-Lovejoy, along with his spiritual directors, had prayed for guidance and he had received the "Yeses" needed to form an awesome team. God had already touched the hearts of enough candidates to hold the weekend. Even St. John's Church was undergoing renovations and would be ready to welcome the weekend participants to enjoy their updated worship space. The team would have started their formation in July. Almost perfect!!! But something was still 'stirring" in the way of disease to upset our world, making everyone wary and ill at ease. Much consideration was given of the current circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic and the many unknowns for the months ahead. With the support of the Spiritual Directors and CVCC, Rector Carter-Lovejoy decided it best to cancel this weekend. Thank you, Steve, for accepting the Rector position and for all the praying, organizing and thought that you put into plans for October. And thank you to the those who answered yes to serving as team members and spiritual directors.
We are hoping and praying that the currently scheduled weekends for 2021 will afford us much safer conditions. We pray that everyone involved in future Cursillos will experience all the gifts that God shares with peace of heart and peace of mind.
We are all in a "wait, see, Pray" mode. Be safe as our country begins to reopen and our environment changes.
All Ultreyas are canceled through September 2020. Please disregard any system generated messages regarding upcoming Ultreyas.
The August 2020 Rooster Rewiew is available at the below link.
First I want to let you know that during this time of isolation the CVCC has been meeting via Zoom. It has been hard not getting together and we certainly miss everyone. We are in the process of trying to put together an Ultreya or Ultreya type activity via Zoom that you all can share in. Our goal is to try and have something next month (October). The other thing we are focusing on is to make sure we as community are prepared to start having weekends again once we can break out of this isolation. One of the things you can help us with is locating the remaining brown Cursillo manuals. Years ago one of the members purchased 40 of these manuals for us. The idea is to have enough manuals that we can have two teams in formation at the same time. Right now we have only been able to locate 14 of these manuals. If anyone has a manual, please contact me or any member of the CVCC and arrange for us to get the manual back. Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation.
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|The Rooster Review August 2020|
|2020 April Rooster Review|
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