The Secretariat

The Secretariat is the administrative organizational arm of the San Jose English Cursillo Movement. Each Cursillo Movement (English, Hispanic, Filipino, Korean and Vietnamese) within the San Jose Catholic Diocese has its own Secretariat. The responsibility of the Secretariat is to ensure that the Cursillo Movement is alive and well while following the guidelines of the founding fathers. The Officers of the San Jose English Cursillo Secretariat meet on the second Wednesday of every month.

Larry Cargnoni
Larry CargnoniLay Director
Larry Cargnoni made his Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 2010. Larry serves as the Lay Director since July 2019. Larry is a parishioner of Saint Julie Billiart Parish in South San Jose. Larry is married to Kathy, also a Cursillista, for 24 years with two daughters.

Sue Winklebleck
Sue WinklebleckAssistant Lay Director
Sue Winklebleck made her Cursillo weekend in the Fall of 2001. Sue serves as the Assistant Lay Director since July 2017. Sue is a parishioner of Saint Thomas of Canterbury.

Fr. Chris Bennett
Fr. Chris BennettSpiritual Advisor
Fr. Chris Bennett serves as the Spiritual Advisor since ???. Fr. Chris made his Cursillo weekend on ??? and is Pastor of Saint Christopher.

Sheri Burns
Sheri BurnsAssistant Spiritual Director
Sheri Blank Burns serves as the Assistant Spiritual Advisor since July 2018. Sheri made her Cursillo weekend in the Fall of 1998 and is a founding member and music minister at Church of the Transfiguration in San Jose.

John Huân Vu
John Huân VuSecretary
John Huân Vu made his Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 2016. John serves as the Secretary and Communications Chair since July 2018. John is a parishioner of Saint Julie Billiart in South San Jose. John is involved at the parish and Diocesan level as a liturgist, lector, Eucharistic Minister, and freelance photographer and videographer.

Mike O'Connell
Mike O'ConnellTreasurer
Mike O’Connell made his Cursillo weekend in the Fall of 2003. Mike serves as the Treasurer since July ???. Mike is a parishioner of Resurrection Parish in Sunnyvale. Mike is married to Lyn, also a Cursillista, with three children.

Cathy Allen
Cathy AllenPre-Cursillo Chair
Cathy Allen made her Cursillo weekend in the Fall of 2005. Cathy serves as the Pre-Cursillo Chair since July 2019. Cathy is a parishioner of Saint Julie Billiart and Saint Mary in Gilroy where her husband, Pat, also a Cursillista, serves as deacon.

Larry Cargnoni
Larry CargnoniSchool of Leaders
Larry Cargnoni made his Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 2010. Larry serves as the School of Leaders since July 2016. Larry is a parishioner of Saint Julie Billiart Parish in South San Jose. Larry is married to Kathy, also a Cursillista, for 24 years with two daughters.

Mickey Salem
Mickey SalemThree Day Co-Chair
Mickey Salem made his Cursillo weekend in the Fall of 2009. Mickey serves as the Three Day Co-Chair since July 2018. Mickey is a parishioner of Santa Teresa Parish.

Sandy Tinapay
Sandy TinapayThree Day Co-Chair
Sandy Tinapay made her Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 201 4. Sandy serves as the Three Day Co-Chair since July 2018. Sandy is a parishioner of Santa Teresa Parish.

Amy Blalock Castillo
Amy Blalock CastilloPost Cursillo Co-Chair
Amy Blalock Castillo made her Cursillo weekend in the Fall of 2005. Amy serves as the Post Cursillo Co-Chair since July 2018. Amy is a parishioner of Santa Teresa Parish and Holy Family Parish in South San Jose. Cursillo runs in the family where her husband, Frank, and parents, Rosella and Chuck, are also Cursillistas.

Bobby Montalvo
Bobby MontalvoPost Cursillo Co-Chair
Bobby Montalvo made his Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 2003. Bobby serves as the Post-Cursillo Co-Chair since July 2018. Bobby is a parishioner of Resurrection Parish in Sunnyvale.

Secretariat Committees

To Be Determined / Open Position

San Jose Cursillo Secretariat BY LAWS
I’M INTERESTED IN JOINING THE SECRETARIAT
Lay Director
THE SPIRITUAL ADVISOR
SCHOOL OF LEADERS CHAIR
PRE-CURSILLO CHAIR
THREE-DAY CHAIR
POST-CURSILLO CHAIR
ASSISTANT SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
ASSISTANT LAY DIRECTOR
TREASURER
SECRETARY

Secretariat Position Roll & Responsibilities

The members of the Secretariat should recall that the Lord, through his Bishop, has given them a most serious responsibility for the implementation of the authentic Cursillo Movement in the Diocese of San Jose. Conscious of each one’s talents, it should coordinate individual contributions into a total effort in support of the Movement in all its phases: Pre-Cursillo, Three-Day Cursillo and Post-Cursillo. Making decisions relating to the Movement is the responsibility of the Secretariat. All cursillistas are urged to support the Secretariat by prayer and Palanca. The Secretariat must determine the potential of the entire Diocesan

Movement so that each person may be led to discover their individual potential and contribute in a loving manner to the building up of the Kingdom of God. The Secretariat, as a service unit, is not established to be served but to serve the entire Cursillo Community. In this sense, the Secretariat meets as a Group Reunion whose apostolic plan is the promotion of the Cursillo Movement itself, programmed and carried out with the idea of the greatest service to all.