Greetings everyone!

A devotion I read recently in my quiet time was from Matthew 4:1-11. Jesus is led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit to be tempted by the devil. This time of solitude and challenge prepared Jesus for His earthly ministry. There are several events in the Bible that take place in the wilderness, another is Moses and the Israelites wandering in the desert for 40 years.

Perhaps some of us may have felt like we have been in the wilderness for nearly 3 years thanks to COVID-19. The various restrictions kept us from workplaces, isolated from friends and family, social gatherings and not being able to meet for fellowship in our churches.

For everyone’s health and safety, as you would be aware, Cursillo weekends and gatherings have been postponed for the past three years. While it may seem as if the Secretariat have been ‘laying low ‘, we have continued to meet as regular as possible by either zoom or in person.

After much prayer and consultation, we have agreed that Cursillo can go ahead next year. Praise God for that.

Ultreyas are back as well. Yay! When and where?
Saturday 12 November, Fairy Meadow Anglican at 1.30pm
Saturday 19 November, St Andrew’s Abbotsford at 1.30 pm
There will also be a Diocesan Ultreya in March 2023 in the Western Area, the date, and venue are to be confirmed.

It would be great if you could make at least one of the two Ultreyas in November. This will be a good opportunity to catch up with old friends once again and spur one another on.

Both Karen and I, along with the Secretariat, look forward to fellowshipping with you all soon as we work together to see Cursillo thrive once again in our diocese.

Chris Wren – Men’s 4
Co Lay director.

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14 (NIV)