The Way and The Eagle May 2017
Please read the latest news from the Canberra Goulburn Diocese
Dear Fellow Cursillistas,
Well doesn’t time fly here we are another edition of The Way and the Eagle. We also have had another Secretariat meeting last Saturday in Canberra and discussed many topics. These are some of the more important topics relevant to all: -
Do not forget the National Encounter in Wagga 20th, 21st and 22nd October 2017 (Put this in your calendar) it is important that we support this rural Diocese. There will be more information as it comes to hand.
Fr. John Armstrong will be stepping down as our Diocesan Spiritual Advisor later this year as he has taken a post in Sydney, he will be greatly missed. So now we need to put our thinking caps on and prayer for guidance from the Holy Spirit as to a replacement for Fr. John and Fr. Allen. In light of this we are postponing the Spirituality day we were planning for the South Coast in August/September.
We have set a date for an outreach to Condobolin and Wilcannia/Forbes Diocese for Saturday 2nd September 2017 starting at 10.00am with Mass. We would really appreciate Western Deanery Cursillistas giving their support and attending the day at Condobolin.
The Canberra Women’s Cursillo was a great weekend, I was able to attend the Clausura and the Holy Spirit was on fire in these women both team and candidates. Full report from Irma in this newsletter.
The Canberra Men’s Cursillo held jointly with Wollongong was also a great weekend, unfortunately due to illness I was unable to attend the Clausura, but have heard since some very positive stories. Full report from the men also in this edition.
It was decided that our next Secretariat meeting be held in Young at St Mary’s Parish Centre, on Saturday 5th August followed by a shared lunch at 12.30pm and an Ultreya to follow. We ask that the locals might bring a plate to share for lunch, more information later.
I would like to thank all Cursillistas who have been praying for Cursillo in Canberra/Goulburn, I believe these prayers are making an outstanding difference.
De Colores Jeanne Montgomery
Canberra Women’s Cursillo 2017
The Canberra Women’s Cursillo was held at the Greenhills Conference Centre from 27th to 30th April 2017. We shared the love and peace of God during Mass, prayer and meditation. We experienced the beauty of the women as they shared their stories through the Rollos. We laughed and enjoyed each other’s company during meal times and during the fiesta.
God blessed the Cursillo with 21 people. Team members included Fr. Bernie, Irma Jambor, Joy Harmer, Jane McGlew, Lorraine Barker, Maureen King, Maria Kim, Margaret Wilkinson, Denise Malllinson, Anna Loughlin, Amanda Jocumsen and Catherine Anderson.
We welcome Beatrice Williams, Caroline Gibbins, Fay-Margaret Shaw, Janine Deakin, Jenny Winbank, Paula West, Susan Wong, Tessa Oh and Bernice Boland into the Cursillo community.
A BIG THANK YOU to the women and men who made our Saturday night dinner so special. The effort put into decorating the dining room and serving our meal made the women feel special and cherished. We also thank the Cursillo community for their prayers, Palanca and joining us at the Clausura.
I especially thank the Cursillo Team for their passion, enthusiasm and support given during the Team meetings and the Cursillo weekend.
Irma Jambor, Lay Director
Men's Cursillo at Hartzer Park, Burradoo
A combined Wollongong and Canberra-Goulburn Men’s Cursillo was held at the Hartzer Park Retreat and Conference Centre, Burradoo, NSW from 4 - 7 May 2017. We were blessed to have Father Chris Roberts from Kiama as our Spiritual Director for the weekend and an enthusiastic team drawn from various areas within the Wollongong diocese and from Canberra. Our small Canberra based team were most fortunate to have all the arrangements for the weekend organised by the Wollongong contingent.
The team and candidates shared the wisdom, spirituality and blessings of Cursillo with Mass, prayers, chapel visits, rollos, meditations, meals and fiesta. As the 3 days progressed fellowship grew and friendships developed. The grace of God was most evident during the Cursillo. The warm autumn weather and the peaceful and holy venue of Hartzer Park were perfect. God blessings were most abundant. We all gained so much on this weekend.
Thanks to the Canberra based team
comprising Rod Gardiner, Martin Dolan, Leo Farrelly, Peter McCue and Joe Jambor who put their trust in God from the start. We welcome our new cursillistas: Thomas King, Denis Daly, Geoff Smith and Michael de Raadt.
Special mention and thanks to the Cursillo community of Wollongong diocese who undertook palanca during the Cursillo, who showered us with love and song at Mananita and provided a wonderful spread of treats at the supper following the Clausura.
Thanks to all who supported the weekend with palanca and prayer and to all who made the long drive and joined us at the Clausura.
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