Apostolic Plan

 NH Cursillo Secretariat

 2017 Apostolic Plan

The Fourth Day

The first Cursillo in NH was held in July, 1964. At this writing we have just lived our NH Cursillo #302. Over 7,000 people have experienced Cursillo in NH. What a wonderful gift for those of us who have lived Cursillo.

With the 2017 Apostolic Plan that follows, we will help strengthen the Cursillo Movement in New Hampshire. We will reach out to those who have lived Cursillo, and help them review and re-evaluate their evangelistic goals. We will continue to strengthen our commitment to and fellowship with the National Cursillo Movement. We will continue to provide authentic Cursillo weekends and follow-up programs. We will also begin the process to establish a School of Leaders for the NH Cursillo Movement.

Discovering the Essence of our Goals and the Method

Cursillo is a “Movement of the Catholic Church that, with its own method, makes it possible to live what is fundamental for being a Christian.” The method helps to create communities of Christians who are interested in bringing the Good News to their environments as they grow and become authentic Christians themselves. This goal is accomplished by the Cursillo method of fostering Piety, Study and Action through the various groups and structures of the Movement.

Groups and Structures of the Cursillo Movement and Method

Cursillo Weekend

The Cursillo 3-day Weekend is a short course in Christianity. The purpose of the weekend is to facilitate an encounter with Christ in order to experience a full and progressive renewal of baptismal commitments. The focus of the weekend is initially the individual’s relationship with Christ, then the development of the Christian ideal, and finally the application of this ideal to their environment. The 3-day weekend is also the bridge connecting the Pre-Cursillo phase with the supportive Post-Cursillo community.

Ultreya (Post-Cursillo)

Spanish for “Onward”, the purpose of the Ultreya is to build unity and perseverance in the community through the sharing of Piety, Study and Action, followed by witnessing and discussion. The Ultreya also provides a place for new Cursillistas to make friendships, and to join or form Group Reunions. Ultreyas are regularly held in several NH communities. State-wide Ultreyas are held annually to bring all the NH communities together, as well as a State-wide Mass. Ultreyas are open to all.

Group Reunions (Post-Cursillo)

Group reunions support the Cursillistas in their Christian life. They are the cornerstone of the Cursillo method. Each member assumes both responsibility and authority for each other for the purpose of being held accountable in living the Cursillo method. Since Cursillistas are expected to “Preach the Gospel daily, using words when necessary,” we can only remain focused and authentic if others are encouraging, supportive and critical of our efforts. Using the tools of piety, study and action and reporting back to our group on our successes and failures, we grow together as leaven in our environments.

Secretariat

The purpose of the Secretariat is to develop and carry out an Apostolic Plan for the Movement, and oversee the Cursillo structures in order to implement the three phases – Pre-Cursillo, 3-Day Cursillo Weekend, and Post-Cursillo. The Apostolic Plan is under the direction of the local Bishop and must be faithful to the essence, purpose and method of the Movement.

2017 Secretariat

Lay Director Jim Bruneau (603) 944-7826
Asst. Lay Director
Secretary Andrea Michali (603) 247-9367
Treasurer Sandra Hauser (603) 536-4700
Pre-Cursillo Chair Sandra Hauser (603) 536-4700
3 Day Weekend Chair Matt McSorley (603) 424-0376
Post-Cursillo Chair Jim Fortin (603) 953-3843
School of Leaders Holly Wentworth (603) 496-0852
E-mail Coordinator Donald J Hamann (603) 312-7706
Web/e-mail Coordinator Jason D Hamann (603) 833-5082
Spiritual Advisor Rev Marc R Montminy (603) 772-2494
Palanca Coordinator Christine L Hamann (603) 312-7601

Permanent Goals

1. Remain authentic in the Cursillo charism as expressed by the Cursillo Movement’s founder, Eduardo Bonnín Aguilo, as expressed in My Spiritual Testament and other writings.

2. Build upon the existing Cursillo community to increase the living Body of Christ in NH by promoting the Cursillo method of living a fully authentic Christian life.

3. Educate the NH Diocese clergy on the purpose of the Cursillo movement, and help integrate the Movement into Parish life.

4. Abide in the Grace of Christ, His Church, and its Diocesan Pastor.

Long Term Goal

Continue growth in the School of Leaders, giving preferential team selection for SOL participants.

Short and Long Term Goals

Continue to grow the North Country Community by concentrating on the Ultreyas and SOL.
Continue to support Ultreyas throughout NH through personal contact, and infusion of new Cursillistas.
Bring younger and newer Priests to Cursillo weekends.
Bring more Deacons to Cursillo weekends, and utilize them on weekends.

Progress

2012

Winter Retreat February 30 Attendees
Spring Men’s Weekend #275 39 Attendees1
Spring Women’s Weekend #276 36 Attendees1
Statewide Ultreya June 100 Attendees
Cursillo Leaders Workshop August 30 Attendees1
Statewide Mass September 70 Attendees1
Fall Men’s Weekend #277 39 Attendees1
Fall Women’s Weekend #278 41 Attendees1
Monthly Ultreyas in NH 8

2013

Winter Retreat (CDC) February 36 Attendees1
Spring Men’s Weekend #279 35 Attendees1
Spring Women’s Weekend #280 35 Attendees1
Statewide Ultreya June 78 Attendees
Cursillo Leaders Workshop August 30 Attendees1
Statewide Mass September 65 Attendees
Fall Men’s Weekend #281 44 Attendees1
Fall Women’s Weekend #282 46 Attendees1
Monthly Ultreyas in NH 92

2014

Winter Retreat February 29 Attendees1
Spring Men’s Weekend #283 28 Attendees1
Spring Women’s Weekend #284 33 Attendees1
May School of Leaders 38 Attendees
August School of Leaders  40 Attendees
50th Anniversary Mass/Ultreya September  120 Attendees
Fall Men’s Weekend #285  29 Attendees1
Fall Men’s Weekend North Country #286  29 Attendees1
Fall Women’s Weekend North Country #287  38 Attendees1
Fall Women’s Weekend #288  31 Attendees1
November School of Leaders  13 Attendees
Ultreyas in NH  14

2015

January School of Leaders  50 Attendees
Spring Men’s Weekend #289  22 Attendees1
March School of Leaders  32 Attendees
Spring Women’s Weekend #290  27 Attendees1
CDC April  15 Attendees1
June School of Leaders (North Country)  52 Attendees
Statewide Mass/Ultreya August  72 Attendees
September School of Leaders (North Country)  28 Attendees
Fall Men’s Weekend #291 20 Attendees1
Fall Men’s Weekend North Country #292 33 Attendees1
Fall Women’s Weekend #293 28 Attendees1
Fall Women’s Weekend North Country #294 31 Attendees1
Ultreyas in NH 14

2016

Cursillo Day of Enrichment (SOL) 114 Attendees
Spring Men’s Weekend #295 31 Attendees1
Spring Women’s Weekend #296  34 Attendees1
Statewide Mass/Ultreya September  80 Attendees
Fall Men’s Weekend #297  26 Attendees1
October School of Leaders 15 Attendees
Fall Men’s Weekend North Country #298  33 Attendees1
Fall Women’s Weekend #299  29 Attendees1
November School of Leaders 25 Attendees
Fall Women’s Weekend North Country #300 35 Attendees1
Ultreyas in NH  14

2017

Cursillo Day of Enrichment (SOL) 58 Attendees
February School of Leaders 18 Attendees
March School of Leaders 20 Attendees
Spring Men’s Weekend #301  28 Attendees1
Spring Women’s Weekend #302  26 Attendees1
April School of Leaders Attendees
May School of Leaders Attendees
May 20th Leaders Workshop  50 Attendees
Jun School of Leaders Attendees
Sept School of Leaders  ? Attendees
Statewide Mass/Ultreya – September  30 Attendees
Fall Men’s Weekend #303  0 Attendees1
October School of Leaders Attendees
Fall Men’s Weekend North Country #304 Attendees1
Fall Women’s Weekend North Country #305 Attendees1
November School of Leaders  5 Attendees
Fall Women’s Weekend #306  28 Attendees1
Ultreyas in NH  14
  1.  Includes team 
  1.  Includes team