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Cursillo Newsletter HAPPY July 4th July, 2008 521 East 3rd Street Erie, PA 16507 Phone: (814) 456-2948 Fax: (814) 454-8096 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Cursillo Moves to Web site: www.eriecursillo.org Mercer County Women’s Cursillo #209 will begin on Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 8:00 PM at Kennedy Catholic High School, 2120 Shenango Valley Freeway, Hermitage, PA 16148. Directions to Kennedy Catholic High School: go south on I-79 to the Mercer/Route 62 exit. Turn right and take Rt. 62 all the way into Hermitage. Turn left at the Shenango Valley Freeway (Rt. 62 South) in Hermitage. Go to the third light (Buhl Farm Drive). Kennedy Catholic is on the left. Turn left at light and left into rear parking lot of school. The Closing will begin at 4:30 PM on Sunday, July 20, 2008. Msgr. Andy Karg & Deacon Bob Ball will join Rector Debbie Griffiths and her assistant, Debbie Giardina, along with their amazing team: Chief Warden: Rose DeMarco, Wardens: Mikey Bancroft, Kathy Whittaker, Pat Demas, Diana Boller, Warden-Troubadour: Therese Wheaton, and Auxiliaries: Tia Luciani, Lisa Dach, Kathy Slattery, Meg Reisenweber and Val Haight. The Erie Holy Hour will not be held for this weekend so we ask that you try to attend the Mercer Holy Hour if possible. If not, then we ask everyone to take a moment during the weekend to say a prayer for the candidates and the team. The Mercer Holy Hour will be at 9:00 PM on Saturday, July 19th with Deacon Dennis Coan at the Cursillo site. Palanca must be dropped off by Thursday, July 17th at all of our sites no later than 11:00 a.m.: 1) St. Mark Church, 695 Smithson Ave. in Lawrence Park, Mon. – Wed. 9:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m., Thursday before 11:00 a.m. 2) Al’s Awning Shop, 1721 West 26th St. in Erie, Mon. – Wed. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday before 11:00 a.m. 3) Kelly’s Sewing Corner, 3330 West 26th St. in Erie, Village West, Mon. – Wed. between 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursday before 11:00 a.m., 4) For Art’s Sake Gallery (474-3033), 7547 West Ridge Rd., Rt. 20, Fairview, Tues. – Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday before 11:00 a.m., 5) Hofmann’s Church and Religious Goods, 420 East 26th St. in Erie, between 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Mon. – Wed., Thurs. before 11:00 a.m., 6) The Cursillo Office, 521 East 3rd Street in Erie, Mon. – Thurs. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Thurs. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.. Palanca delivered after 11:00 a.m. will not be taken to Mercer County. Set up, clean up, kitchen duties and Sunday Closing Luncheon at the Cursillo will be accomplished by the good people of Mercer County. However, they always welcome Cursillistas outside Mercer County for any support & help needed throughout the Cursillo. You are always welcome to bring a dessert with you, too, to share at the closing. Just show up to share! For directions, times, and general information concerning this weekend, call Denise McCaleb Brown at 454-5801, the Cursillo office at 456-2948 or check the web site (bulletin board), which is updated regularly. The emergency phone numbers at this Cursillo are: (724) 866-3868 and (330) 550-3793. Ultreyas: The next Erie Ultreya will be held on August 1st, 2008 at the Cursillo Picnic Site (Camp Sherwin - off of Route 5 in Girard), beginning at 8:00 p.m. The usual program will be followed and babysitting will be available. Check your newsletters around the Diocese for the dates and times of other Ultreyas. Prayers Department: Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the loved ones and friends of Fr. James Wiley, Jack Tirak, Fr. Bill Laska’s mother, Ken MacIsaac’s mother as well as all those of whom we are unaware. On our sick and recovering from sickness list we find Fr. John Santor, Fr. Ted Carter, Fr. Ed Walk, Fr. Tom Aleksa, Fr. Tom Hoderny, Fr. Jack Bauer, Fr. Tom Tyler, Dave Piotrowicz, Jim Kaschalk, Linda Kaschalk, Janet Wasserman, Brian Jud, Nick Bruno, Raymond Hric, Margaret McEwen, Donna McClellan, Dan Sexauer, Dr. Alfred Perfett, Gary Drapcho’s mother and father, Jim and Emily Cunningham’s unborn daughter, Chris Robson’s father, Jim Babo’s brother, Al Borkovec’s wife, Lisa Babo’s cousin, Jon Sedelmyer’s aunt, Phyllis (Spinks) Marchinetti’s daughter, as well as all those of whom we are unaware of their sickness. Please remember the candidates of Footsteps 51 at Church of the Cross being held July 27-29, 2008. As always keep our seminarians, women and men religious candidates, as well as our deacon candidates and their wives in your prayers For the Good of the Movement: 1) The Annual Erie Diocesan Picnic and Outdoor Mass will be held on August 1, 2 and 3, 2008 at Camp Sherwin. Full information can be found later in this newsletter. Please note: this year, the Outdoor Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday evening. This will enable more people to attend, including both of our Spiritual Leaders, and allow for a casual rising on Sunday morning and a later breakfast. We can then pack up and be on our way, providing Our Lady of Peace ample parking and time to set up for their Mass, scheduled for later that day. 2) Plans for a Men’s Cursillo Choir event for this month are sketchy at this time. Please check the Cursillo website for news as the July Cursillo approaches. 3) Linda Tolhurst’s For Arts Sake Gallery will give 10% to Cursillo for every Palanca item purchased in August and September at her business if the buyer claims to be a Cursillista. Linda will again be selling Cursillo T-Shirts at the Cursillo Picnic, with 10% of all sales going to the Movement. 4) We are in dire need of Parish Coordinators in Erie County. We have less than half of our parishes represented with coordinators. If you are interested in becoming involved in your parish, please contact Jay and Janet Chandley at (814) 602-4988 or Tim and Kathy Crotty at (814) 825-7397. 5) Our deepest gratitude to the G.R. from Albion (Mike Brown, John Hosey, Karl Ludwig and Dave Jackson) for their donation from their Annual Spaghetti Dinner-Dance recently held at St. Lawrence in Albion. They presented a check in the amount of $1,393.00 to Cursillo as their contribution. Thank you and congratulations on a very successful event. We also want to thank Mike and Barb Cross, winners of the 50/50, who donated the monies right back to the Movement. 6) Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the beautiful hand-made quilt, “Shining Stars”, created by the GR from Women’s Cursillo #201 (Teresa Wilczynski, Debbie Bartone, Maureen Herbst and Patti Matczak). The quilt may be seen at our Erie Ultreyas and closings and you may purchase your tickets at that time, $2.00 each/3 for $5.00. All proceeds benefit the Cursillo Movement. Drawing will be held at the annual picnic on August 2, 2008. 7) Our Third Annual Run for the Rooster Car and Bike Rally is coming up fast, Saturday, August 9-10, 2008. Bob Borland now has the tickets in hand and the cost is $10.00/person. The committee is still looking for assistance in the prize department. If you are willing to donate a prize or make a solicitation, please contact Bob Borland at 814-882-2501 or email him at email@example.com. They would like to have them available in the hospitality room in Ridgway. The committee has arranged for a book of rooms at the Royal Inn, 10789 Boot Jack Road in Ridgway. Call 814-773-3153 or 814-773-3152 and ask for Ed. Be sure to mention Cursillo. They also have a website at firstname.lastname@example.org. For you camping enthusiasts, there are a couple of campgrounds in the area; Footerest Campground, 814-778-5336 and Twin Lakes Recreation Campground. This site is not recommended for campers higher than 10 feet or longer than 28 feet. 8) Be sure to keep your “eagle” eyes open for information on the upcoming Second Annual Fr. Tex 2008 Cursillo- Koinonia Golf Tournament, scheduled this year for September 13th at the Corry North Hills Golf Course. Father Bill’s Comments: Last week Fr. John and I attended the 26th Emmaus Convocation for the Clergy of the Diocese of Erie. It was held at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA and attended by approximately 170 priests and deacons as well as Bishop Trautman. Many people do not understand just what this Convocation is. To explain what it is, I have to tell you what it’s not! First, it is not a retreat, although we do pray together, have Mass each day and celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It’s not an educational seminar, although we do have nationally known speakers each year addressing everything from Liturgy to Moral Theology to Contemporary Issues. It’s not a business meeting, although Bishop Trautman does have group dialogue sessions with the Seminarians, Deacons and Priests. So what is it? It is indeed a “con-vocation” a “calling together” of those who serve you in the ordained ministry. It is a celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Each year the clergy of the Diocese, who are normally spread out over the 10,000 square miles of the Diocese of Erie, come together. It is the one and only time each year that most of us see each other. Thus, there is catching up, laughter, relaxation, sharing of concerns and support and true fraternity. It is also celebration! Each year, through a ceremony called “Admission to Candidacy”, young men are accepted as candidates for ordination to the Transitional Deaconate and Priesthood. This year we welcomed Ross Miceli of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Dubois and Matthew Strickenberger of Saint Stephen Parish in Oil City. God willing they will be ordained deacons in 2009 and priests in 2010. The next day we celebrate a special Liturgy and Dinner with our Jubilarians who were celebrating 25, 40, 50 years and more as priests of Jesus Christ. Each year I am rejuvenated and blessed by the Emmaus experience. God has indeed blessed the Diocese of Erie with good men who serve him and you as deacons, priests and bishop. Please continue to keep all of us in your prayers and pray also for our seminarians and those in preparation for the Permanent Deaconate. God bless you all. Candidates for Women’s Cursillo #209: Kayleigh Amato, St. Hippolyte (Guys Mills), (John and Terri Amato Leslie (Michaels) Baker, St. Titus (Titusville), (Barry Baker) Valerie (Jovenitti) Biel, Sacred Heart of Jesus (Erie), (Julie Cullen) Maryann (Wrynn) Biro, St. Joseph (Sharon), (Joseph Biro, Sr.) April Bosnjak, Holy Trinity (Hermitage), (Monica Reno) Amy (Swartz) Eells, St. Michael (Greenville), (Vern Swartz) Marlene (Williams) Eheman, St. Michael (Greenville), (Barbara Miller) Megan “Meg” Garofola, Our Lady of the Lourdes (Cochranton), (Darcie White/Christie Bond) Nancy (Nuhfer) Gilson, St. Michael (Greenville), (Tom Szewczyk) Susan (Fall) Hassel, St. Bartholomew (Sharpsville), (Vickie Hando) Rachel (Jeffries) Hogan, St. Michael (Greenville), (Dan Hogan) Kendra Hoovler, St. Michael (Greenville), (Tom Hoovler) Mary (Young) James, St. Titus (Titusville), (Stephen James) Karen Kaletka, No Parish Affiliation (Hermitage), (Luchy Morris) Bridget (Linnan) Kennedy, St. Stephen (Oil City), (Doug Kennedy) Kayla “KK” Kimmel, St. Ann (Farrell), (Kathleen Kimmel & Rita Smith) Bonnie (Finley) Kocis, St. Joseph (Sharon), (Kim Songer) Robyn (Amato) Linhart, Notre Dame (Hermitage), (Lou Loreno) Luann (Mays) MacIsasc, Holy Cross (Fairview), (Ken MacIsaac) Lillian “Lil” (Willow) McAlee, Holy Rosary (Johnsonburg), (Rosemary Carnovale) Maggie Catherine “Cathy” (Hummel) Merrill, Notre Dame (Hermitage), (Robert Merrill) Marilyn Michaels, Our Lady of the Lake (Edinboro), (Barry Baker) Sharon (Bartok) Nielsen, Our Lady of Lourdes (Cochranton), (Betty Popovich) Virginia “Ginny” (Leair) Neilson, Holy Rosary (Johnsonburg), (Rosemary Carnovale) Sylvia Prugh, St. Michael (Greenville), (Mary Liszka) Monica (Fic) Ramp, Our Lady of Fatima (Farrell), (James Flickinger) Frannie (Stefaniszyn) Schneider, St. Titus (Titusville), (Richard Schneider) Amy (Barry) Smith, St. Joseph (Sharon), (Mary Beth Jones) Mildred “Millie” (Detore) Truppi, St. Brigid (Meadville), (Gloria McDonald) Diane “Di” (Barry) Waida, St. Michael (Greenville), (Kathleen Christiansen) Knock and the Door Will Be Opened Above is the theme of our 38th Diocesan Family Picnic, which will be held at Camp Sherwin, located on Route 5, just 1.4 miles west of Route 98. There will be signs directing you along Route 5. Registration begins Friday, August 1, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, August 2, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. We must all leave the camp by Sunday, August 3, 2008 at noon. OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: There are campsites available for tents, pop-ups and RV’s and some campsites have water and electric hookups available. There are 100 cots available at various sized cabins (4 cabins with 8 cots, two with 10 cots and two with 24 cots. Clean bath houses with adequate showers are right near these cabins). Anyone staying overnight in tents, RV’s or campsites will be charged for that privilege (see below) and you must register on Friday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cooking sites are available for campers, though strict rules are enforced. Coffee, but no breakfast, will be available on Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. The cabin spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and, in all likelihood, you will share cabins with other families. You will need to bring your own bedding and pillows, etc. You must call Eileen at the Cursillo Office (814-456-2948) for ALL camping reservations by 07/28/08. DO NOT CALL CAMP SHERWIN. Campers are expected to help shuck the corn on Saturday morning. PARKING: Adequate parking space is available close to the picnic site. FOOD AND DRINK: Our menu will include ox-roast and barbecued ham sandwiches, hot dogs, tossed salad, corn on the cob, popsicles, beer, pop, pretzels, chips and cookies. Pop and beer will be served from 1:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. except during the entertainment and sing-a-long. Food will be served from 1:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. NO BEER WILL BE GIVEN TO MINORS. A Continental Breakfast, 2 bagels or doughnuts with coffee or milk, will be provided on Sunday morning from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. for $1.50. Breakfast must be pre-ordered and paid for with registration fee. Breakfast tickets will be given out at the registration desk. We ask you to bring some cookies to the picnic to share with your brother and sister Cursillistas. PICNIC ACTIVITIES: There’s a pool with lifeguards, a lake with boats and a chance to “catch and release” fish, basketball court, softball field, small playground equipment for little children, volleyball and bocce courts and bingo . Special games for the younger children will be held at 1:00 p.m., with teenage games at 2:00 p.m. and Senior Olympics at 3:00 p.m. Some great entertainment is planned; a sing-a-long and a family movie will finish our picnic activities. RAFFLE: Tickets for the raffle will once again be available on the day of the picnic only. There will be a 50-50 cash drawing, a small raffle of prizes (featuring combined prizes totaling a significant value), and a Chinese auction for children. Those who would like to donate prizes or help solicit prizes can contact Tim Nowakowski at TimWWJD@aol.com or 814-825-9183. (We really need your help on this – thank you in advance.) Prizes will be accepted up to and including the day of the picnic. OUTDOOR LITURGY will be at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone is welcome to attend the liturgy, whether they attend the picnic or not. WHAT SHOULD WE BRING? Name tags, musical instruments, card tables, lawn chairs, mugs, flashlights, blankets, warm clothing and bug spray for the evening – plus a willingness to pitch in and help the various committees for an hour or so. If you bring any sporting equipment, MARK YOUR NAME ON THE EQUIPMENT. Reservations must be in by July 25th, using the form below. NO REFUNDS will be made unless reservations are canceled by July 28th. Those experiencing financial troubles at this time should contact Father Bill Sutherland or Father John Jacquel through the Cursillo office at (814) 456-2948. No one will know. RULES: You will be given a list of Camp Sherwin’s rules. You are expected to follow them. Quiet time is expected from 11:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. Vehicles must be operated within the posted camp speed limit with NO exceptions. One final note: All participants at the picnic are required to pay even if they are Y members. ANY QUESTIONS – call the Cursillo Office at (814) 456-2948, Dave and Brenda Jackson – (814) 774- 0193 or Jay & Janet Chandley – (814) 602-4988. Knock and the Door Will Be Opened 2008 CURSILLO PICNIC RESERVATON FORM – AUGUST 1-3, 2008 Name ____________________________________________________ Phone (____)_____-_______ _______ Number of adults (18 years & up) @ $10.00 each $ __________ _______ Number of children (4-18) @ $ 5.00 each $ __________ _______ Number of children under 4 years – FREE $ __free ___ _______ Adult guests @ $10.00 $ __________ _______ Child guests @ $ 5.00 $ __________ Total A (event) $ __________ The maximum charge for immediate family (parent’s, children) is $35.00. If your costs total more than $35.00, write $35.00 on the line next to total A. This total does not include guest adults or children not in the family. (e.g.: if family is $35.00 plus 2 non-family children, total would be $45.00). This total does not include costs listed below. SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST – Reservations Required _______ Adults (@ $1.50 each) $ __________ _______ Children (@ $1.50 each) $ __________ Total B (breakfast) $ __________ OVERNIGHT RESERVATIONS (including tents, cabins, RV’s, pop-ups) Call the Cursillo Office for ALL overnight camping (814-456-2948) _______ RV’s and Pop-ups fee (Friday $15, Saturday $15) $ __________ _______ Tent fee (Friday $10, Saturday $10) $ __________ _______ Cabins (Friday $3.00/person, children under 6 free) $ __________ _______ Cabins (Saturday $3.00/person, children under 6 free) $ __________ Total C (reservations) $ __________ T-Shirts A special Cursillo Picnic T-shirt will be available, and must be ordered by July 11th. These are available as a Pre-Order only: Adult - $7.00 each (XXL or XXXL - $8.00) Children - $6.00 each Small _______ $ __________ Small _______ $ __________ Medium _______ $ __________ Medium _______ $ __________ Large _______ $ __________ Large _______ $ __________ XL _______ $ __________ Children Shirt Total $ __________ XXL* _______ $ __________ Adult Shirt Total $ __________ XXXL* _______ $ __________ Total D (shirts) $ __________ GRAND TOTAL (A, B, C, D) $ __________ Send all reservations and checks to: Erie Cursillo Movement, St. Hedwig Church, 521 East 3rd St. Erie, PA 16507-1703 or call the office (814) 456-2948, with your Master Card or Visa information.