Beginning in 2013 with full support of Bishop Rickel and implemented at weekends in Spring & Fall 2014 and Spring 2015, several changes have made the weekend experience more relevant to younger participants and contemporary culture. In light of these recent changes and the reformatting of our Three-Day weekend, the Secretariat suspended the Fall 2015 weekend.
We originally invited the community to meet with us on October 24. That invitation was hopeful but premature. We now recognize that we need more time to hone the message we will present at Diocesan Convention. Therefore, your understanding is requested as Secretariat will retreat on October 24 to continue preparing materials and to prayerfully select our leader for Spring 2016 weekend. We look forward to experiencing the new weekend format at the May 20-22 weekend at Dumas Bay Conference Center in Federal Way.
Our immediate goal is to polish our product for our booth at the Diocesan Convention Nov. 12-13. There, visitors will find new brochures, applications and information about the retooled flow of the weekend. We encourage you to visit the booth, talk with the booth staff, and pick up handouts to share with others.
The community can anticipate a Three-Day that includes:
- A simpler application process
- New talk outlines
- New format for discussion groups
- More free time
- Visit from the bishop
- A real bed to sleep in and showers available
- New grouping tools
- A healing service
- A new way to think about one’s life mission and ministries
- Electronic Colors
- A different way to help fund the weekend
- Tools to take back to your church
The Secretariat welcomes your comments, questions and concerns. Please email any one of us through www.olycursillo.org. We will do our best to address your communication. We are honored to serve in this ministry for this diocese.