News: AZ Crusillo September Newsletter (issue 54)

AZ Cursillo Newsletter
Issue: # 54

September 2015

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Dear The Rev. Victor,

Love and serve your God!

Upcoming Events:
St. Luke’s Prescott
Day of Deeper Understanding  
and Ultreya
Saturday – September 19, 2015
St Luke’s in Prescott is offering a great opportunity to those people that have not worked a team and/or wanting to get a better understanding of Cursillo. Joe and Sandy Albo are presenting.


“Day of Deeper Understanding”
Saturday, September 19, 2015
9 am -12:30 pm
Brown bag lunch at 12:30 pm**Beverages provided
Ultreya immediately follows @ 1:15 pm
“Come to both or one, but come.”



St Luke Episcopal Church Prescott invites you to the Ultreya on Saturday, September 19, 2015, 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm in the Parish Hall.
***We are also looking for musician for the Ultreya if you are available please contact Leanne Bryan or Brenda Schwarts. ***
St. Luke’s is located at Highway 89 and Ruger Roads, Prescott, AZ 86301.

For further information and RSVP recommended please contact Leanne Bryan (928-713-4014)  




Brenda Schwarts (928-379-1441)








St. Stephen’s Phoenix
Scholarship Fundraiser and Bingo
Saturday – October 3, 2015
The Cursillo Ministry will be holding a Fundraising Dinner and Bingo on Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 5:30-8:30 PM, in Parish  Hall.
St Stephen’s Episcopal Church
2310 N 56th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
This will be a Oktober Fest dinner and Bingo with all funds going to AZ Cursillo Scholarship fund.
Come and celebrate in style — don’t miss out on a great night of dinner, fun, and fellowship.
We are needing Bingo Prizes  items such as theme baskets of movie, pasta, barbecue, etc., and restaurant gift cards, may contact Schelly Cifone at (480) 227-9686 or
Tickets are $10.00 per persona   2 for $15 in advance or $15.00 each at the door, included with dinner price is 1 Card for Bingo. Additional cards are 3 for $10.00.
The deadline for reservation is September 19, 2015.
If interested, in cooking, working, setting up and/or cleaning up:  please contact Schelly Cifone at (480) 227-9686 or
See you there!


Episcopal Diocese of Arizona Convention
Friday October 16 & Saturday October 17 2015
Sheraton Crescent Hotel, Phoenix, AZ


Arizona Episcopal Cursillo will be sponsoring an information table at the Diocese Convention and needs your support. Convention hours on Friday, October 16, 2015 are 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM and on Saturday October 17, 2015 are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We need your help in setting up and taking the table each day as well as staffing the table during all Convention hours. We are looking for Cursillistas who can commit to at least a two hour slot to help staff the table. Please email Steve Cifone at and let us know what time you would be available. We will be showing a computer slide show of our Spring Weekend, providing Cursillo information as well as greeting fellow Cursillistas known and unknown. The Convention is always an excellent opportunity to meet and gain information from Cursillistas new to our Diocese as well as those who have not been very active and make them feel welcome.


A second way for you to support our Arizona Episcopal Cursillo Convention table is by making a donation to help defray the cost of the table. The cost to our Cursillo Community for the table is $120.00. If you wish to help support this effort, please make your check payable to Arizona Episcopal Cursillo. Your support will be deeply appreciated!
One last note, If you are a Delegate to Convention, Clergy or Lay, please consider wearing your Cursillo Cross during Convention. Through the wearing of your Cursillo Cross you may have an opportunity to meet Cursillistas new to our Diocese or who have not been active as well as be given an opportunity to share your story and journey not only as a Cursillista but as a Christian as well.

Remember: Make a Friend. Be a Friend. Bring that Friend to Christ.





4th Day Reunion Weekend Staff Needed!!
We are calling for Support Staff for the weekend. We looking forward to having a weekend reunion for all Cursillistas (new and old). It will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday: February 26-28, 2016. Along with an Saturday afternoon Ultreya for people who would not be able to come for the full weekend but would want come for a short time. All meetings will be held at All Saints on the Deserts, Sun City. Lodging will be at local hotel and transportation to and from the church and the hotel will be provided. Final details on weekend cost will be provided in the next newsletter and Attendees Registration paperwork will be in the next newsletter.
This would be open to ALL Cursillista, maybe you have not worked a weekend in awhile and just need to be around like-minded people.
What we are looking to do is: some worshiping, singing, teaching and having speakers. What will be included is fun, praising, laughing and community building and getting together with old and new friends.


We are looking to build an event staff which will include: spiritual, music and support/cooks teams for the weekend.


See the team application in the quick link tab on the left for submitting a team application to support and having loads of fun on the weekend.
Any questions please contact: Steve Cifone at





Future Upcoming Events:



We are looking for what is happening in your Cursillo Community. Let us know and how can we support you! If you are hosting an Ultreya at your church or something that needs to be announce. You can contact Dan Basche at or Steve Cifone at


So here are some upcoming community events. Ultreyas can be held anywhere in the state, Northern, Central and Southern regions. Just a reminder that Ultreya are open to anyone!



St Luke Episcopal Church Prescott invites you to the Ultreya on Saturday, September 19, 2015, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm in the Parish Hall.
St. Luke’s is located at Highway 89 and Ruger Roads, Prescott, AZ 86301.




Cursillo Fundraiser and BINGO –  October 3, 2015 to be held at St. Stephen’s in Phoenix. See above for more information.  Contact Schelly Cifone at 480-227-9686 or


Diocese of Arizona Convention  – Phoenix,    October 16-17, 2015


We are looking for individual to assist with the booth this weekend. Contact Steve Cifone at, if are able to work the booth. 




National Cursillo Convention  – Seattle, WA    October 16-17, 2015   See on the left side for information.




St. Mark’s Mesa Cursillistas invite you to their next Ultreya scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 2-4 P.M.
Refreshments will be served.
Location: 322 North Horne Street, Mesa, AZ 85203.
Contact Monica Larsen at 480-621-8158 or e-mail








4th Day Reunion – “Weave Us Together”  February 26-28, 2016.   All Alumni Cursillistas including Clergy are invite to come listen, talk, sing, pray, learn and have fun.
Location:  All Saints on the Desert – Sun City
Contact Steve Cifone at



2016 Cursillo 3 Day Weekend is to be held at the Chapel Rock Conference Center in Prescott, AZ on the weekend of July 14th – 17th, 2016. This will be a Co-Ed Weekend. We urge you to pray for the Weekend, for Team and then for Candidates to make the Weekend. Look for information in future newsletter. 




If we are missing your scheduled Ultreya, please let us know Dan Basche at or Steve Cifone at
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