So, you have experienced your Cursillo weekend. Now what? Is there another workshop where you can learn more about the methodology & operation of the Cursillo movement and its potential to bring you and every person you meet closer to Christ? The answer is “Yes!”
Two weeks ago, the Filipino Cursillo Regional Service Team presented “mini-rollos” from the new Cursillo de Cursillos (“CDC”) Workshop to the Filipino attendees at the Fall Region XI Encounter in Fresno, CA. These “mini-rollos” were 9-minute previews of most of the actual CDC 40-minute rollos. The Cursillo de Cursillos 3-day Workshop replaces the former Cursillo Leaders Workshops 1 & 2 with new talks clearly explaining the Cursillo’s foundational charism and what constitutes a complete and authentic Cursillo movement in all three of its phases: Precursillo, Cursillo, and Postcursillo, including the role and responsibilities of the School of Leaders, Secretariat, Lay Leaders, and Spiritual Advisor. Think of this as an advanced Cursillo Weekend for new and veteran Cursillo leaders who will sustain and grow the Cursillo movement now and into the future.
All diocesan Cursillo communities are encouraged to host this three-day CDC workshop for their Cursillistas so that everyone may be brought up-to-date with the current Cursillo mentality, methodology, terminology, strategy, and purpose, and then adopt these nationally-uniform principles into their own Cursillo movements. The Filipino Cursillo Regional Service Team (Sis. Margie, Acol, Sis. Letty Carbonell, Sis. Linda Buhay, and Deacon Ben Agustin) will serve as presenters to the diocesan Filipino Cursillo movements.
By having current and potential future Cursillo leaders and Spiritual Advisors attend the Cursillo de Cursillos (CDC) workshops, we can help all diocesan Cursillo movements understand, implement, and live the Cursillo as the founder, Eduardo Bonin, originally envisioned. The CDC workshop was developed by him.
Additionally, if the Northern California dioceses (Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose) can collaborate to host a joint CDC workshop there will be wonderful opportunities to make new friends and learn from each others’ diocesan experiences. The same would be true for the Southern California dioceses (Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and San Diego).
Please contact Sis. Margie Acol, your Filipino Cursillo Region XI Coordinator, if you have any questions and/or if your diocesan Secretariat would like to make arrangements to hold a 3-day CDC workshop.
“Make a friend. Be a friend. Bring your friend to Christ.” De Colores!
Deacon Ben Agustin
Region XI Filipino Cursillo Spiritual Advisor