Jackson County Ultreya
First Tuesday of each Month
St. Mary RCIA Building (Old Church)
7:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
The responsibility for Ultreya rotates among the parishes of Jackson Country. The different parishes provide the moderator and the speaker for their assigned month.
In a climate of friendship, members share their life experiences based on the three tenets of Cursillo life: i.e.: prayer, study and action, or based on a passage from Scripture. This sharing can be contemplative in nature or may deal with an evangelizing experience. These sharings from real-life experiences, serve as examples to all of us of the challenge which Jesus lays before His followers: “Go and do likewise.” While most attendees are Cursillistas (Catholics who have attended a Cursillo weekend), Ultreya is open to everyone.
More information about Cursillo Weekends may be found on the Cursillo Website (www.biloxicursillo.org
FYI: “Ultreya” is a Spanish word, derived from the original Latin, meaning Onward! It was in common use by pilgrims to greet and to encourage one another along the way. This word is now used by the Cursillo community to signify the meeting which is held after a Cursillo experience. This meeting may be between Cursillistas from one or several commmunities. The Ultreya gathers together groups from a particular region and provides continuity by contributing to the maintenance of the Cursillo spirit and by revealing the reality of the living Church.
As its name implies, the Ultreya is a call to move forward and to keep the flame of the Cursillo burning brightly.