Cursillo members invited to renewal weekend

Members of the Diocese of Jackson Cursillo Secretariat are inviting Cursillistas to join them for a Spiritual Renewal weekend at the new Duncan Gray facility in Canton Friday evening, Oct. 24, to Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26. A small team from Cursillo Regional will host the retreat and the focus will be on the 4th Day. For more information, contact
Cursillo started in Mexico with a group of men who wanted a closer relationship with Christ. Linda Perez, a member of the group, shared her reflection on what the movement has done for her and her family.
Jerry and I were high school sweethearts and have been married 41 years. We have three children and six fabulous grandchildren! I am an elementary school librarian and Jerry is a quality assurance analyst who works from home.
We made our Cursillo weekends in early 1985 at Regina Coeli Retreat Center in Covington, La.  Jerry was a cradle Catholic with 12 years of parochial school and I was a new Catholic of five years, having grown up in the Methodist faith. We were struggling as a young family searching for a way to strengthen our growing family, our domestic church.
Cursillo gave us a simple method to live our Catholic faith – to keep our lives in balance – to hold us accountable.  We were encouraged to increase our prayer life, to be lifelong students of our faith and to share it more effectively with others in our environments.
Though our walk of faith has not always been a straight or easy path, we have always been drawn back when we’ve stumbled by our community of Cursillista friends who share our faith and priorities. We know that Christ is counting on us and we on Him!
(Linda Perez made her retreat in New Orleans Cursillo #114)