|As more of our brothers and sisters are getting vaccinated and with our churches and county slowly reopening, we are actively reassessing when to have our Cursillo weekends and in-person events again.
For the past nine months, we have had at least one open position on our Secretariat. Unfortunately, we have yet to find a candidate willing to serve. These positions are extremely essential to our Cursillo movement where each person would need to be acclimated, trained, and prepared for their roles and responsibilities.
After asking the community to prayerfully discern those who are willing to serve, we now have four openings that are critical to our Cursillo movement:
- Three Day Chair (no one yet has expressed interest)
- Post Cursillo Chair (we have several bonafide candidates)
- Men’s Discernment Coordinator (we received several “maybe”s)
- Women’s Discernment Coordinator (we have several bonafide candidates)
Moreover, we will have two more openings this upcoming summer:
- Assistant Spiritual Director (we have one person who might be interested)
- Secretary (no one yet has expressed interest)
Without these open positions being filled, we will not be able to host any Cursillo weekends nor any additional Ultreyas (after May’s).
As you may be aware, the Secretariat has been very busy by reviewing all aspects of our weekend and traditions while hosting events virtually to allow the community to come together. For example, our virtual Ultreyas, helping members find 4thdays, and continual coordination with the sisters of Saint Clare’s to take care of our trailer and prepare for the weekend were only possible thanks to Secretariat members going above and beyond their roles and responsibilities. Nevertheless, this is unsustainable since our Secretariat has been stretched thin and therefore needs your help to fill these positions.
Given this, we ask all community members to please pray and carefully discern for these open positions. Serving on the Secretariat is a commitment of three years and we are open to having two individuals willing to serve together as co-chairs.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions. The entire Secretariat is open and supportive on your discernment. You can contact us and find a summary of the role at www.sanjosecursillo.org/secretariat.