Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Appointed for You

April 16, 2009

Thursday within the Octave of Easter

Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away, and that the Lord may grant you times of refreshment and send you the Messiah already appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the times of universal restoration of which God spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old. Acts 3:19-21

You are witnesses of these things. Luke 24:48


A voice cries out: In the desert prepare the way of the LORD! Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God! Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill shall be made low; The rugged land shall be made a plain, the rough country, a broad valley. Then the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all mankind shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken. (Isaiah 40:3-5)


As we mark our path through the Octave of Easter, tonight also marks the beginning of the Men’s 118th Cursillo plus dozens of other similar weekends around the world.

Today’s readings remind us of our two-fold purpose for the weekend: teaching and conversion. As the candidates connect with themselves, Jesus, and the community, the reading from Acts reminds us of the mystery that Jesus was already appointed for us. Individually. Personally.

As the team members prepare for the weekend, Luke reminds us that we are all witnesses to the way the Lord works in our lives and in the world. They have planned and coordinated the weekend talks, tables and liturgies. Now, that they have “prepared the Way of the Lord, it is time to step aside and let the Resurrection Jesus and the Holy Spirit take over.


Keep the candidates for this weekend in your prayers and remember those candidates at more than 30 other Cursillo weekends happening around the world.

Arlington, VA Candidates

Chris Aycock, Precious Blood

Rich Baffa, St. Patrick

Dave Bentz, St. Charles Borromeo

Ned Cain, St. John Bosco

Tony Campos, St. Patrick

CJ Capen, St. John Neumann

Jonathan Carlson, St. John Bosco

Dave Clem, St. John the Beloved

Joe Conklin, St. Ignatius

John Dister, St. John Neumann

David Hauge, St. Peter

Tomas Hillman, St. John Neumann

Robert Kendall, Precious Blood

Craig Koszycki, St. Mary of Sorrows

Emil Meny-Plunkett, St. John Bosco

Rick Miller, St. Charles Borromeo

Benny Perez, Precious Blood

Steve True, St. Mary of Sorrows

Tim Tully, St. John Bosco

Nate Wurst, St. Charles Borromeo

Weekends around the World April 16-19, 2009:

Orlando, FL

Wilmington, DE

West Palm Beach, FL

Orange, CA

Chicago, IL

London, ON, CANADA

Nuevo Laredo, TM, MEXICO

Milwaukee, WI

Jacksonville, FL

San Diego, CA


Fremont, OH

Moberly, MO

Taguatinga, BRASIL

Mooresville, NC

Seattle, WA

Oregon, IL

Pur├ępero, MH, MEXICO

Peekskill, NY

Tulsa, OK

Ciudad Guzman, JA, MEXICO

Arlington, VA

Midland, TX

El Centro, CA

Rioverde, SL, MEXICO

Providence, RI

Tampa, FL

Dodge City, KS

Burlington, VT

Progreso, YC, MEXICO

Lomas de Zamora, ARGENTINA

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