In Old Testament times and in the time of Jesus, belonging to a group meant everything. People didn’t have networks or agencies like health insurance, welfare or social security to help them in time of need that we depend upon today. You belonged to a tribe or a particular town and it meant everything. These people were your extended family. They looked after you, and you looked after them.
To love meant to recognize and maintain the ties that bound you to this group of people. It meant that I will help you, care about you, and protect you. That’s what Jesus meant when he said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” You can see in this the importance of grouping in the Cursillo Movement. We meet not just to pray and be social, but to tell one another that I love you, I will help you if you need, and I deeply care about You !
Jesus came to expose the indifference that lies at the heart of our failure to love. If we truly love one another, our actions which seem the size of a mustard seed can grow into a mighty bush in the heart of those we love. Jesus loved us completely even to his death. He put us ahead of his own desires. That’s what love is all about. It’s for everyone !!
As Cursillistas let us try to love as Jesus loved !!
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
Magnificat publication, a spiritual guide that includes daily Mass:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.