The Secretariat

The Secretariat is the administrative organizational arm of the San Jose English Speaking Cursillo Movement. Each Cursillo Movement (English, Hispanic, Filipino, Korean and Vietnamese) within the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose 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 Speaking Cursillo Secretariat meet on the second Wednesday of every month.

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Larry Cargnoni

Lay 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.

John Huan Vu made his Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 2016. John serves as the Assistant Lay Director since April 2022 and Communications Chair since July 2018. John is a parishioner of Saint Julie Billiart in South San Jose.

Open (since March 2022)

Secretary

Please reach out to the Lay Director or any of the Secretariat members if you are discerning a call to serve in this role.

Fr. Chris Bennett

Spiritual Advisor

Fr. Chris Bennett serves as the Spiritual Advisor since ???. Fr. Chris made his Cursillo weekend on ??? and is Pastor of Saint Christopher. Fr. Chris has also served over 15 Cursillo weekends.

Peg Schrader made her Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 2015. Peg serves as the Assistant Spiritual Co-Advisor since August 2021. Peg is a parishioner of Saint Christopher in San Jose.

Irene M. Jacobs made her Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 2005. Irene serves as the Assistant Spiritual Co-Advisor since August 2021. Irene is a parishioner of Saint Christopher in San Jose.

Paul Milioto

Treasurer

Paul Milioto made his Cursillo in the Fall of 2003. Paul serves as the Treasurer since August 2020. Paul is a parishioner of Holy Spirit Parish.

Becky Wong made her Cursillo in Fall 2018. Becky serves as the Pre-Cursillo Chair since August 2022. Becky is a parishioner of Queen of Apostles Parish in San Jose and serves as a liturgical musician.

Jesse Orendain

Three Day Co-Chair

Jesse Orendain made his Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 1997. Jesse serves as the Three Day Co-Chair since September 2022. Jesse is a parishioner of Saint Marty (of the Immaculate Conception) in Los Gatos. Jesse has served various roles in Cursillo from Community Liaison to Rector in Fall of 2018.

JT Sawaya made his Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 2008. JT serves as the Three Day Co-Chair since September 2022. JT is a parishioner of Saint Francis of Cabrini in San Jose for 45 years and serves as Lead Usher and Greeter.

Susan Porria made her Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 2011. Susan serves as the Post Cursillo Co-Chair since May 2021. Susan is a parishioner of Santa Teresa Parish in South San Jose.

Stephanie Flemming

Post Cursillo Co-Chair

Stephanie Flemming made her Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 1999. Stephanie serves as the Post Cursillo Co-Chair since May 2021. Stephanie is a parishioner of Holy Family Parish in South San Jose and Saint Christopher in San Jose.

Julie Goschy-Stalions

School of Leaders Co-Chair

Julie Goschy-Stalions made her Cursillo weekend in the Fall of 2004. Julie serves as the School of Leaders Co-Chair since January 2020. Julie is a parishioner of Holy Family Parish in South San Jose. Julie is married to Phil Stalions, also a Cursillista.

Richard Morales made his Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 1997. Richard serves as the School of Leaders Co-Chair since January 2020. Richard is a parishioner of Santa Teresa in San Jose but also attends Holy Family Parish and Saint Julie’s.