September 28, 2015

Dear Cursillistas:

Pope Francis’s presence among us was truly a blessing. Mention of this visit has infiltrated just about every conversation we have had --- with Catholic and non-Catholic alike. It’s one of those events that we should ponder in our own minds and reflect over in our own hearts. But it’s time to ask ourselves: “Now What?”.

In Washington, New York and Philadelphia, we listened as Pope Francis proclaimed loudly and clearly that all of us have been called by our baptism to be evangelizers, i.e., to bring the Good News of Jesus to others. A difficult task, indeed, but it is, with God’s help, our task. And we are to do this as a community of believers, supporting one another and learning from one another.

With the joy that this past week has given us, we look to the Holy Father who has challenged us with his messages, teachings and homilies. And, we are definitely called to respond.

These three aspects of our future --- evangelization, community, Church teachings --- should be a priority in our Christian lives, in our Cursillo lives.

Cursillo, by its very nature, sends us out to proclaim in word and action, the Good News of Jesus (EVANGELIZATION), and we do so together (COMMUNITY) all the while deepening our knowledge and understanding of the Gospel (CHURCH TEACHINGS) and building up and strengthening our community.

In light of all this, I invite you to the next School of Leaders Session at which Fr Martin McGeough, C.M. will be a presenter. This Session will take place on Saturday, October 24th, beginning at 9:00 am and ending in time for the 12:05 pm Mass in the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal. We will meet in St. Catherine’s Building of St. Vincent’s Seminary, 500 East Chelten Ave., Phila., PA 19144. Don’t miss this opportunity!

De Colores!
Fr. Jack Kane, C.M.

Philadelphia Cursillo