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Sep 19-22, 2024Cursillo #260 Courage to Serve with LoveLakeside/Pilgrims/Team

Question: What do you give someone who has everything?

Answer: A Cursillo © or InStep Weekend!
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August 5, 2023:  Decolores friends!  I bring you news of a full Cursillo weekend! It is named "The Seeking Hearts and will be held at the Camp Allen Lakeside Meeting Center and Cabins August 10-13.  Links to the flyer and the list of pilgrims can be found under Info/Lists above. The Weekend went over capacity  two months ago!  Decolores friends! 

August 11, 2022
Celebrate at Camp Allen This Sunday
Taking place this weekend is
Cursillo #258: The Cursillo of the Faithful Redeemed
Let's celebrate this special occasion and encourage the new Cursillistas together by coming to Clausura this Sunday.
The ceremony will be taking place inside Camp Allen's All Saints Chapel on August 14th at 4pm.
During this week, take some time to pray for everyone and everything involved. I'm so excited to have our weekends starting again with our previous weekend being very successful. My hope is this will also be
The Best Cursillo Ever!
I hope to see you there.

Camp Allen Address:
18800 FM 362, Navasota, TX 77868

For more information please visit: 
July 21, 2022

Cursillo is alive and well in the Diocese of Texas. While we are still cautious as needed regarding Covid 19, we celebrated our first weekend #257, Cursillo of The Smoke and the Flame and the Promise of God, in March 2022 at the Dunn Center at Camp Allen. We had 11 team members and 12 pilgrims. We thank God for the leadership of Eric Sawyer, Lay Rector, for the team and our new Cursillistas.

We are excited for the next weekend, #258, Cursillo of the Faithful Redeemed, which will be held at the Lakeside Meeting Center and cabins at Camp Allen on August 11-14, 2022. We have a full team of 15 folks who are already praying for the pilgrims who will attend the weekend.

The prayers of the Cursillo community are so important for the success of the weekend. There are opportunities for service. Donations to help make the weekends possible are much appreciated. Consider someone in your congregation who is ready for a Cursillo weekend. Be their sponsor and help them get registered.

September 7, 2020

The State of Cursillo in the Diocese of Texas during the pandemic.

Greetings 4th Day Community. During this pandemic the Secretariat and lay leaders are working to provide Cursillo weekends in the future once it is safe again to do so. Because of the covid virus, we had to postpone two of our weekends. However, our next Weekend will be August 2021 at Camp Allen at the Lakeside Meeting Center. By then I hope everyone can safely gather in person and shout in confidence that it will be the Best Cursillo Ever! Please be in prayer for this event, for Cursillo, and for those who you think might benefit from a weekend. Also, be encouraged to talk to others about Cursillo and why it is important to you. As this pandemic has created many serious problems for so many, it has also given us some time to reflect and to plan for the future.

While we haven’t been able to safely gather, it has become so apparent how much we desire to be in community with each other. One way to provide this connection with one another is holding Zoom Ultreya’s. With so many becoming familiar with Zoom, we have found ways to provide a fantastic Ultreya experience with the platform which includes music and floating group reunions. A Diocesan wide Ultreya was recently held which went very well and my gratitude goes out to those who made it possible. We are going to continue these online gatherings so please stay tuned for future Ultreya announcements. This will also be a great opportunity to invite people who have not not attended a Cursillo weekend before.

Please stay healthy and safe during this time and we look forward to seeing you in the near future. You are in our prayers! Remember that God is Good and nothing catches Him by surprise.


August 27, 2017 Cursilo #252:
Dear friends in Christ:

Cursillo #252 is continuing with the program in the Lakeside Meeting Center (LMC) at Camp Allen. Roads into Camp Allen and the roads to the LMC are essentially impassable, if not closed due to high water. We're keeping in touch with Camp Allen management, and there are staff on-site who have brought us food and supplies. We are safe and not in any danger, but will be sheltering-in-place Christians in Community for awhile. As this is a constantly evolving situation we will keep you up-to-date as the situation changes.

(We are CERTAIN this will be the BEST CURSILLO EVER - if not the longest one...).
...and we're reminded that God called us together for this weekend, and is with us.

Let us unite in prayer for those in distress and need.

December 7, 2016:

Link to Diocese Of Texas Testimonials

The goal of Cursillo is to bring the world to Christ by empowering adult Christian leaders through the use of a specific method, which equips and encourages Christians to live out their Baptismal Covenant to serve Christ.
Clergy Hail Laity’s Role in Church at Annual Cursillo Conference

Episcopal Cursillo Ministry held its annual conference October 21-22, hosted by the Diocese of Long Island and welcoming more than 130 representatives from dioceses throughout the U.S. plus Barbados and the Bahamas.
“When I look to see where the spirit is moving and Episcopalians are lit up with the love of Christ and each other, I know to look to Cursillo,” said Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in a written statement. “This ministry is such a gift to the Episcopal Church, and never more than in this moment as we seek to follow our Lord’s call into the Jesus Movement.”
July 16, 2016:
Cursillo #250: The Cursillo of Perseverance, Aug. 11-14, 2016
Seeking pilgrims for the next Best Cursillo Ever! It takes place in the beautiful setting of the Lakeside Meeting Center & Cabins at Camp Allen. Please help the team to recruit pilgrims and your prayers for the team and prospective pilgrims will be greatly appreciated. DeColores!
April 22, 2015
What is In Step?
It’s a side-door to Cursillo.  And our first one will be June 12-14; Friday evening, until Sunday late afternoon.
At many churches, the side-door is closer to the parking lot - it’s easier to get to.  And this is what we hope In Step will be - an easier way into missional rhythm of life, and a shorter path into a Reunion Group.
In Step is not Cursillo; but by design, an extra step for those who don’t think they have the time, money, or attention span to go through a Thursday-Sunday experience.  In Step is also devoid of the usual rainbow elements, tie died clothing, roosters, etc.  Most of those things were not part of Cursillo when Eduardo Bonin visioned it 70-years ago, and they give this ministry a dated feel for some today. 
We believe in the Cursillo message, and the traditional Thursday-Sunday weekend lives on in the Diocese of Texas.  All we’re trying to do is make the leap of faith decision easier.  Once they understand Piety, Study, Action, and they’re in a Reunion Group, we believe they will want the rest of the story at a Cursillo Weekend.  
And best of all — every Episcopalian can go to In Step, even Cursillistas!  Also, it would be pretty easy to have an In Step Weekend inside your church!
For more information on In Step, and future Cursillo Weekends, click this link:

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