History

The first Louisiana Cursillo was held in September of 1974. This was when Louisiana was made up of one diocese. During that time frame there were up to twelve Cursillos held each year. More recently, there have been two Cursillos each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. One exception was in Fall 2005, when we had to postpone Cursillo 132 until Spring 2006 because Camp Hardtner was housing evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Many of the earlier Cursillos the Lay Rector’s name was not highlighted in any way. If you were a Lay Rector, or know who the Rector was for any of these early Cursillos please let us know.

Thanks to Marinell McMichael of St. Matthias, Shreveport for supplying us with the names of some of the early lay rectors. She also said that Joe Wallace, Don Bush and Don Lookenott (the Banana Cursillo) each served as Lay Rector during those early days.

Additionaly, Father Ralph and Marinell McMichael and Nick and Barbara Skrivanos brought and served on the first Cursillo in Tennessee and in Southern Ohio in London.

A special thanks to Stookie Derbonne and Beverly Rasbeary for the details about the first 31 Cursillos.

 

Past Cursillos and Lay Rectors

Cursillo # Date Lay Rector Church/City/Convocation
1 September 26 – 29, 1974 Roman Catholic Church out of Dallas
2 November 14 – 17, 1974 Roman Catholic Church out of Dallas
3 January 16 – 19, 1975 Henry Z. (Buddy) Carter St. Andrew’s, New Orleans
4 February 27 – March 2, 1975 Harvey T. Best Nativity, Rosedale
5 March 20 – 23, 1975 Sandie Bee
6 April 24 – 27, 1975 Jim Wilcombe St. Francis, Denham Springs
7 May 29 – June 1, 1975 Henry Z. (Buddy) Carter St. Andrew’s, New Orleans
8 August 28 – 31, 1975 O. T. (Ted) Hardtner St. Mark’s, Shreveport
9 August 28 – 31, 1975 Charles Easterling Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans
10 September 25 – 28, 1975 Ken Robertson St. Matthias, Shreveport
11 October 9 – 12, 1975 Nick Skrivanos St. Matthias, Shreveport
12 November 13 – 16, 1975 Dennis Roberts St. Luke’s, Batton Rouge
13 January 22 –25, 1976 Henry E. Blake St. James, Alexandria
14 February 19 – 22, 1976 Charles Easterling Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans
15 March 25 – 28, 1976 Johnny Folks St. Francis, Denham Srpings
16 May 6 – 9, 1976 Nick Skrivanos St. Matthias, Shreveport
17 May 20 – 23, 1976 Joe Bordelon St. Timothy’s, Alexandria
18 June 24 – 27, 1976 Iveson (Butch) Noland III Trinity, Baton Rouge
19 July 22 – 25, 1976 Charles Bell St. Thomas, Monroe
20 August 26 – 29, 1976 Henry Z. Carter St. Andrews, New Orleans
21 September 23 – 26, 1976 O.T. (Ted) Hardtner St. Mark’s, Shreveport
22 October 28 – 31, 1976 Joe E. Wallace St. Matthias, Shreveport
23 November 18 – 21, 1976 Donald E. Lookenott St. Matthias, Shreveport
24 January 27 – 30, 1977 Robert Carr Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans
25 February 24 – 27, 1977 Susan Hardtner St. Mark’s, Shreveport
26 March 10 – 13, 1977 Kenneth W. Robertson St. Matthias, Shreveport
27 March 24 – 27, 1977 Gene Sargent St. Thomas, Monroe
28 April 21 – 24, 1977 Lester Martin Grace, Monroe
29 May 19 – 22, 1977 Eugene Gill St. Paul’s/Holy Trinity, New Roads
30 June 23 – 26, 1977 Carole Lawrence St. Thomas, Monroe
31 July 28 – 31, 1977 Arthur (Stookie) Derbonne St. Timothy’s, Alexandria
32 August 25 – 28, 1977
33 September 22 – 25, 1977
34 October 27 – 30, 1977
35 November 17 – 20, 1977
36 January 19 – 22, 1978
37 February 23 – 26, 1978
38 March 9 – 12, 1978 Herb Mattison Shreveport
39 April 27 – 30, 1978 Ken Robertson Shreveport
40 May 18 – 21, 1978
41 June 8 – 11, 1978
42 July 27 – 30, 1978 Herb Mattison Shreveport
43 August 24 – 27, 1978
44 September 21 – 24, 1978
45 October 26 – 29, 1978
46 January 11 – 14, 1979
47 March 22 – 25, 1979
48 April 26 – 29, 1979
49 May 24 – 27, 1979
50 June 14 – 17, 1979
51 August 23 – 26, 1979
52 October 18 – 21, 1979
53 November 13 – 16, 1979
54 March 20 – 23, 1980
55 April 24 – 27, 1980
56 May 22 – 25, 1980
57 June 12 – 15, 1980
58 August 21 – 24, 1980
59 September 25 – 28, 1980 Maurine Locke St. Matthias, Shreveport
60 October 16 – 19, 1980
61 November 13 – 16, 1980 Mike Ingram Monroe
62 February 19 – 22, 1981
63 March 26 – 29, 1981 Ben Duckworth Holy Cross, Shreveport
64 April 23 – 26, 1981
65 May 21 – 24, 1981
66 August 20 – 23, 1981
67 September 24 – 27, 1981
68 October 22 – 25, 1981
69 November 19 – 22, 1981
70 March 18 – 21, 1982
71 April 22 – 25, 1982
72 May 20 – 23, 1982
73 August 26 – 29, 1982
74 September 16 – 19, 1982 Suzie Drell Alexandria
75 October 21 – 24, 1982
76 November 18 – 21, 1982
77 March 24 – 27, 1983 Robert Dandridge Shreveport
78 April 28 – May 1, 1983
79 September 15 – 16, 1983
80 October 20 – 23, 1983 John R. Williams
81 February 16 – 19, 1984
82 March 8 – 11, 1984
83 May 3 – 6, 1984 Pat Parsons
84 June 21 – 24, 1984
85 September 6 – 9, 1984
86 November 8 – 11, 1984
87 February 28 – March 3, 1985
88 May 2 – 5, 1985 Jackie Williams Shreveport
89 September 19 – 22, 1985
90 November 14 – 17, 1985
91 March 13 – 16, 1986 Robert Galloway Shreveport
92 May 22 – 25, 1986 James (Jimbo) Galloway Alexandria
93 September 11 – 14, 1986
94 March 12 – 15, 1987 Ronald D. Smith Shreveport
95 October 8 – 11, 1987
96 April 14 – 17, 1988
97 October 6 – 9, 1988 Kay Galloway Alexandria
98 May 4 – 7, 1989
99 October 19 – 22, 1989 Dan Bloomer Acadiana
100 February 15 – 18, 1990 Steve Ferguson Monroe
101 May 10 – 13, 1990 Jeannie McCabe Acadiana
102 October 18 – 21, 1990 Cornie Moon Lake Charles
103 February 21 – 24, 1991 Beverly Easterling Alexandria
104 May 16 – 19, 1991 Duane Cloud Shreveport
105 October 17 – 21, 1991 Donna Platt Acadiana
106 March 19 – 22, 1992 David Holt Shreveport
107 October 15 – 18, 1992 Betty Ellison Acadiana
108 March 11 – 14, 1993 John Prince Shreveport
109 October 14 – 19, 1993 Louise Smith Shreveport
110 March 3 – 6, 1994 Elaine Boudreaux Monroe
111 October 13 – 16, 1994 Alix deGravelles Acadiana
112 March 23 – 26, 1995 Kay Holt Shreveport
113 October 12 – 15, 1995 Dwain West Alexandria
114 March 21 – 24, 1996 Natalie Scott Acadiana
115 October 10 – 13, 1996 Ed Ryland Monroe
116 March 13 – 16, 1997 Mary Beth Edwards Shreveport
117 October 9 – 13, 1997 Norry Doise Lake Charles
118 October 15 -18, 1998 Caroldeen Verbeck Shreveport
119 April 15 – 18, 1999 Georgia West Alexandria
120 October 14 – 17, 1999 Charlie Brashear Lake Charles
121 March 23 – 26, 2000 Debbie Windham Shreveport
122 October 12 – 15, 2000 Don Meyer Acadiana
123 March 22 – 25, 2001 Mark Hendricks Monroe
124 October 11 – 14, 2001 Beverly Rasbeary Lake Charles
125 April 11 – 14, 2002 Roger Boynton Acadiana
126 October 10 – 13, 2002 Bradley L. Drell Alexandria
127 March 27 – 30, 2003 Don Palombo Lake Charles
128 October 9 – 12, 2003 Buck McWhorter Monroe
129 March 25 – 28, 2004 Karen Nash Shreveport
130 October 7 – 10, 2004 Jenny Meaux Acadiana
131 March 3 – 6, 2005 Ashley Rothermel Alexandria
132 March 30 – April 2, 2006 Sharon George Lake Charles
133 September 28 – October 1, 2006 Eddie Patterson Monroe
134 March 8 – 11, 2007 Jeff Heard Shreveport
135 October 18 – 21, 2007 Loulie Middleton Alexandria
136 April 3 – 6, 2008 Susan Begnaud Alexandria
137 October 16 – 19, 2008 Debbie Langlois Lake Charles
138 April 16 – 19, 2009 Cathie Fincher Monroe
139 October 22 – 25, 2009 Lisa Lewis Shreveport
140 April 8 – 11, 2010 Jeanette Leger Acadiana
141 April 7 – 10, 2011 Alan Rothermel Alexandria
142 October 20 – 23, 2011 Randy Langlois Lake Charles
143 April 11 – 15, 2012 Amelia Grace Jordan Monroe
144 October 18 – 21, 2012 Susan Wright Shreveport
145 April 25 – 28, 2013 Jeff Klorer Acadiana
146 October 24 – 27, 2013 Denise Rox Alexandria
147 October 23 – 26, 2014 Jeanette Leger Acadiana
148 April 9 – 12, 2015 Richard Fincher Monroe
149 October 29 – November 1, 2015 Barbara Alexander Acadiana