Lay Director Message

Larry Cargnoni / Lay Director

Dear Friends …

As the season of Fall rapidly approaches, so do the dates of our Men’s and Women’s Fall 2019 Weekends. Now is the time to invite those friends that you “have brought to Christ” to make their Cursillo weekend.

You will find both an online Candidate application or the download and print Candidate application here: https://www.sanjosecursillo.org/forms/.

Please contact Cathy Allen or Larry Cargnoni if you have any questions.

Men’s Fall 2019 Weekend

The Men’s Fall 2019 Weekend, “Here I Am, Lord,” is on October 3-6, 2019.

Rector Harry Stice and his team have lovingly and prayerfully prepared for our new men candidates. Please keep the Men’s team and the Candidates and their respective Sponsors in prayer.

Visit 2019 Fall Weekends for details of the Men’s weekend including the team, candidates, mañanitas, potluck, palanca drop off locations, and online prayer chart are found online.

Palanca

Now is a great time to start write your notes and cards of Palanca to the team and candidates.

Palanca are the prayers, good works and sacrifices we do for, or offer on behalf of, the team and candidates. We write cards and notes to the team and candidates and express those offerings of prayers, good works, or sacrifice, made on, or for, their behalf. We also may write notes and prayers of encouragement in the name of Christ.

Remember to check frequently the list of updated candidates along the Palanca drop off locations at the link above.

Sponsor’s Night

Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:30 PM

Saint Thomas of Canterbury
1522 McCoy Avenue
San Jose, CA 95130[ Google Maps ]

All sponsors of the candidates for the Men’s Fall 2019 Weekend are expected to attend.

The team needs to learn about your candidate.  Even if you are a professional at sponsoring, the team needs to learn about your candidate AND the team will fill you in on the specific details of the weekend. We look forward to seeing all the sponsors!

Women’s Fall 2019 Weekend

The Women’s Fall 2019 Weekend, “Bless the Lord,”  is on October 17-20, 2019.

Rectora Laura Castellano and her team are lovingly and prayerfully preparing for our new women candidates as well. Please keep the Women’s team and the Candidates and their respective sponsors in prayer.

Visit 2019 Fall Weekends for details of the Women’s weekend including the team, candidates, mañanitas, potluck, palanca drop off locations, and online prayer chart are found online.

We will provide an update on the Women’s team and candidates as we get closer to October 17.

Upcoming Events

September Ultreya

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
6:45PM to 9:00PM

Santa Teresa Catholic Church
(Avila Hall)

794 Calero Avenue
San Jose, California 95123[ Google Maps ]

If you can, please RSVP via Facebook Event.

The entire Cursillo Community is invited and encouraged to attend the September Ultreya.

The Ultreya will be sponsored by the Spring 2019 Women’s team, “The Glorious Unfolding” led by Rectora Lyn O’Connell.

The Llerena’s will be our speakers who will discuss their new book, “Boundless Love.” We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones.

We are told “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”  Come join us as we celebrate and support each other as we journey together as “Grace-filled Christians”

Spring 2020 Rector & Rectora Discernment

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
7:00PM to 9:00PM

Santa Teresa Catholic Church
(Chapel)

794 Calero Avenue
San Jose, California 95123[ Google Maps ]

If you can, please RSVP via Facebook Event.

Join your fellow Cursillistas for an evening to gather and pray for qualified candidates discerning.

The evening with begin with an opening ceremony with song and prayer before the candidates meet with a facilitator in a private room. During the discernment, the community continues to pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance through scripture, song, prayer, and meditation. We will end the evening with offering our prayer and ‘De Colores’.

We will have it at Santa Teresa Parish in the Chapel that is adjacent to the Conference Room and Sacristy.

In Conclusion …

Know that you are in my prayers daily. I pray that you discover and follow God’s plan for you and you continue being the witness for Christ in each of your environments.

Blessings,

Larry Cargnoni
Lay Director

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September Ultreya

Santa Teresa

794 Calero Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
6:45PM to 9:00PM

Join your fellow Cursillistas for an evening of good food (potluck), great friends, sharing, encouraging music, and fellowship. The evening will begin with social time from 6:45pm – 7pm, followed by prayer, meditation, sharing in small groups, witness speakers, and a keynote speaker. We will end the evening with offering our individual petitions as prayer and a rousing version of ‘De Colores’.

June School of Leaders

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
6:45PM to 9:00PM

Join your fellow Cursillistas for an evening to gather and strengthen our faith journey. The evening will begin with social time from 6:45pm-7pm, followed by a talk by one of our priests, deacons, or religious, and then followed by a talk on a technical aspect of Cursillo. We will end the evening with offering our prayer and ‘De Colores’.

Santa Teresa Parish

794 Calero Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123

Inspirational Quotes

“Faith is to believe what you do not see. The reward of faith is to see what you believe.”

St. Augustine

“Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again: for forgiveness has risen from the grave!”

St. John Chrysostom

“Mary, who is the Virgin Most Pure, is also the Refuge of Sinners. She knows what sin is, not by the experience of its fall, not by tasting its bitter regrets, but by seeing what it did to her Divine Son.”

Venerable Fulton Sheen

“Know that the greatest service that man can offer to God is to help convert souls.”

St. Rose of Lima

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