Hello, my name is Sandra Ondrla and I made my Cursillo weekend in fall of 1999. Since then I have been involved in Cursillo, however at this point in my life on a more committed level. Knowing the importance of this movement, and wanting to share it with others on a wider scope, I joined the Secretariat Team in 2022. As Pre-Cursillo Chairperson, I would like to focus on bringing the Cursillo message to all parishes. Every practicing Catholic should have the opportunity of advancing in their faith journey thru Cursillo. It’s the best gift they could ever get….but didn’t even know they wanted! Please check out the resources available, about the Cursillo Movement, here in the Rockford Diocese.
If you have any questions, please contact me direct.
A Brief Overview of Pre-Cursillo
The Pre-Cursillo phase of the Cursillo Movement focuses mainly on events prior to the Cursillo weekend emphasizing on the below:
· Collecting and reviewing the Sponsor & Candidate forms to ensure they are fully completed
· Updating and providing the Rector and Rectora with the Candidate and Sponsor information
· Providing information about the Cursillo Movement to all parishes in the Rockford Diocese
· Talking about Cursillo after Masses · Keeping the Pastors informed of parishioners who have lived a Cursillo Weekend
If you are interested in helping with the task outlined above, or you are interested in obtaining more information for your parish, please contact me by email. I will be sure to respond within 24 hours.
“One important thing about your movement: you have not engaged in proselytism,” in shouting matches or forcing fliers into people’s hands, but instead offer friendship, kindness and a Christian witness, he said. “This is a virtue. The Church does not grow through proselytism, but through witness as Pope Benedict told us.”
“When you realize that God has been so good, so tender, so merciful – this has to come out, this has to be shared with others”, Pope Francis said.