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Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of us your faithful,

and kindle in us the fire of your love. 

Send forth your spirit, and we shall be created. 

And you shall renew the face of the Earth.  

Let us pray. 

O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit

instructs the hearts of the faithful,

grant that by that same Holy Spirit

we may be truly wise

and ever rejoice in his consolations. 

Through Christ our Lord.



October 2020


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ ~


I hope all of you and your families continue to stay safe in these uncertain times.  The Secretariat and I would like to thank you for your patience during this difficult time we have experienced for the past seven months. I am sure we all miss gathering with our Cursillo community, and as Palm Beach County continues to open up, we at the Secretariat continue to explore ways to schedule in-person events. It has been challenging, but as we have learned from our Cursillo community, God provides.


In the last few months, we found ways to connect and bring our community together through our Online Ultreyas. We were blessed to witness two powerful, heartfelt talks and we want to thank Hebreu Dessalines and Ori Gonzalez for saying yes to Christ’s call. I would also like to thank Jaimee Perez and Tracy Mallette for coordinating the technology which allowed us to offer these Online Ultreyas.


We were so blessed to have our first in-person Ultreya this past Saturday, October 17, at St. Andrew, in Stuart.  It was our first in-person Ultreya in seven months, and the attendance was beyond our wildest expectations!  Over 50 Cursillistas and guests attended!  It was a blessing for St. Andrew parish to allow us to gather for Ultreya. I would like to thank our brothers and sisters that spearheaded this event: Kathy and Steve Walsh, Deacon Louis Romero and special thanks to Joe Leggio for being our last-minute substitute speaker for the evening.


In addition, we have been able to confirm our first in-person School of Leaders since we last met in February.  Our next School is scheduled for Saturday, October 31, at St. Jude, in Tequesta. We will start by celebrating Mass with Father Chuck at 9:00 AM, continuing with breakfast and our usual SOL presentations.  We expect to conclude by noon. Please look out for our Cursillo emails with a more detailed program for that event.


The Secretariat is getting ready and continues to pray for our upcoming Cursillo Weekends for 2021. We have tentatively scheduled our Weekends at Our Lady of Florida, North Palm Beach, as follows:


  • Men’s Cursillo Weekend – Thursday, July 29 – Sunday, August 1, 2021.  Our Rector is Dennis Marquez and our Assistant Rector is Eric Gardner.

  • Women’s Cursillo Weekend – Thursday, August 12 – Sunday, August 15, 2021.  Our Rector is Jaimee Perez and our Assistant Rector is Tracy Mallette. 


As always, the Weekends are contingent on how many Candidates have submitted completed applications by the middle of May.  We are several months away, but now is the time for all of us to start praying and discerning, and reaching out to potential Candidates who are interested and qualified to attend the Men’s and Women’s Cursillo Weekends.


Lastly, I would like to take a moment to give special thanks and gratitude to two very special people who have finished their terms with the Secretariat this past month: Jake Marroney and Olivia Russell. We at the Secretariat and our entire Cursillo community thank Jake and Olivia for their service, sacrifice and commitment to Cursillo and for the hard work and effort they offered over the years.  Jake and Olivia, you have been true Christian leaders in serving this Cursillo community. Thank you, and God bless you!


God’s blessing to you all.


Jorge Garcia

Lay Director

Palm Beach Cursillo  

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