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Winners of the third annual Men’s Cook-off, sponsored by the Southside Ultreya included, right to left, Pete Darcy of St. Mary Magdalene Church, Newnan, Ray Towle of St. Mary Magdalene, Don Reich of Holy Trinity Church, Peachtree City, and Al Molina of St. George Church, Newnan. They were winners in the categories, respectively, of best appetizer, vegetable, entrée and dessert.


Southside Ultreya men feed their bodies, souls

Published September 4, 2014

NEWNAN—The Southside Ultreya hosted its third annual Men’s Cook-Off, judged by the group’s women. The amateur chefs competed for the best appetizer/soup, vegetable/salad, entrée and dessert at a Saturday, June 28, meeting at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Newnan.

The Southside Ultreya is made up of people from several parishes, including St. George in Newnan, St. Gabriel in Fayetteville, St. Matthew in Tyrone, Holy Trinity in Peachtree City, St. Peter in LaGrange, St. Peter the Rock in Rock, and St. Mary Magdalene. It meets the third Saturday of the month at St. Mary Magdalene after the 5 p.m. Mass.

June’s theme was “Feed the Body . . . Feed the Soul.” The guest speaker was Glenn Cogar from St. George Church, who shared his journey before and after his Cursillo weekend.

And then happy task of judging the prepared dishes took place.

The winners were: Best Appetizer/Soup—Hot Bacon/Cheese Bread-bowl by Pete Darcy from St. Mary Magdalene; Best Vegetable/Salad—Parmesan Zucchini by Ray Towle from St. Mary Magdalene; Best Entrée—Curry Chicken & Broccoli Casserole by Don Reich from Holy Trinity; and Best Dessert—Apple Cinnamon Rolls by Al Molina from St. George Church.

The recipe for Curry Chicken & Broccoli Casserole is shown above.

The Southside Ultreya is part of the Atlanta Cursillo Movement under the direction of Sister Margaret McAnoy, a religious sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Atlanta Cursillo holds four Cursillo weekends each year, two men’s and two women’s weekends, at the Holy Spirit Monastery in Conyers.

For information about the Cursillo Movement, visit the Cursillo website, For information about the Southside Ultreya, contact Pete and Bev Darcy at or 770-304-0663.