My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23

I want to briefly update the community on a few items that you may find of interest.

The Secretariat has made no decision on holding (or not) the Spring 2021 weekends.  As communicated in earlier Newsletters, the health and safety of our candidates, teams, community, Sisters of Saint Clare, and any impacted family members are paramount.  We will continue to monitor the guidance of State, County, City, and Diocese jurisdictions.  The Secretariat is in no rush to “put on a weekend” just for the sake of having a weekend.  Ensuring that candidates and team have faith-filled journey that is meaningful and enables candidates achieve a metanoia and feel God’s grace, is second only to the safety of all concerned.  We like to tell candidates, “The Holy Spirit is in charge. When it’s your weekend, you’ll know.”  The same holds true for us, “The Holy Spirit is in charge. When it’s time to have a weekend, we’ll know.”

I want to call your attention to two notable invitations.  First, each of you is invited to the Oakland Cursillo Grand Ultreya on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 11AM.  Second, the Foundation of Eduardo Bonnin Aguiló-USA is holding A “Week with Eduardo” (Bonnin Aguiló), considered the founder of Cursillo. The “Week” starts on August 17.  Details for both of the events are found below.

And finally, we are in contact with the Sisters at Saint Clare. The Sisters have a set of renovations in progress (the roof and kitchen) and the elevator is being installed in St Agnes Hall.  They are creating a new website. The Sisters and a few us are meeting to better understand their short and long term needs.  It is safe to say that the Sisters would appreciate your prayers and any monetary support that you might be willing to provide (

Please be safe and please continue being that Light of Christ to all you meet.  You never know who you will bring to Christ.

You are in my daily prayers.
Sincerely and De Colores,

Larry Cargnoni

P.S.  For your convenience, the list of Group Reunions (4th Day Groups) can be found now at this link:

Upcoming Events

Oakland Cursillo Grand Ultreya
Saturday, August 15, 2020
11AM – 12:15PM

Oakland Cursillo is Inviting Our Community to its Grand Ultreya

Topic: Getting Motivated to Get Off the Couch and Evangelize
Time: August 15, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Online

  1. One Click:
  2. If the above link doesn’t work, please navigate to
    1. Meeting ID: 817 6751 3222
    2. Passcode: Ultreya

Join By Phone

  1. One Click: +16699009128,,81767513222#,,,,,,0#,,8780335#
  2. If the above link doesn’t work, please call +1 669 900 9128
    1. Meeting ID: 817 6751 3222
    2. Passcode: 8780335

If possible, please RSVP through Facebook.

School of Leaders – Service Team, Posters, Friday Night Liturgy
Wednesday August 26, 2020
6:45PM – 8:30PM

School of Leaders will gather and continue the structure and activities for Friday, the Day of Faith.

Doctrinal talk: Role of continual prayer; Healing and reconciliation liturgy
Technique talk: Role of Service Team; Posters

School of leaders is open to everyone, including new Cursillistas and the current Spring 2021 Men’s and Women’s Teams.

  • 6:45PM – 7:00PM: Login, technical support, socialize
  • 7:00PM – 8:30PM: School of Leaders

Zoom Link:

If possible, please RSVP through Facebook

Updated – St. Christopher’s Parish Prayers at Home

Fr. Chris Bennett and his parish provided us a new set of prayers for when we can’t gather for mass (Ordinary Time). The sets of prayers are found on the Secretariat Google Drive found here: Fr Chris Bennett’s Care Packages and Prayers.

Please share this message to other Cursillistas who might be interested.

Week with Eduardo

A “Week with Eduardo” will begin on Monday, August 17. Sign up today to receive articles by Eduardo. You can sign up at

There will be a Zoom gathering on Saturday, August 22 to listen to four reflections on Eduardo’s writings.  The reflections are provided in English only. Be sure to register as soon as possible at

De Colores!

Cursillo Links and Resources

Our Cursillo Movement in San Jose is part of a rich and international fabric of Cursillo movements world wide. Below are links to several Cursillo websites that you might find interesting.

You’ll find books and manuals for purchase the National Cursillo Movement and the Eduardo Bonnin Aguilo Foundation websites below.

The NACG Cursillo North America and Caribbean organization holds weekly Ultreya on Wednesday evening at 6PM Pacific. A truly international flavor! See its Facebook page for more information.
San Jose Filipino Cursillo Movement

San Jose Vietnamese Cursillo Movement

San Jose Korean Cursillo Movement

San Jose Spanish-speaking Cursillo Movement
(Note: we can’t locate a website for the San Jose Spanish-speaking Cursillo Movement.  Please contact us if you have information)

National Cursillo Movement USA
NACG Cursillo North America and Caribbean
World Body of Cursillos in Christianity
Eduardo Bonnín Aguiló Foundation

Secretariat Update

As noted above, we started our discernment for our Three-Day Chair.  We are asking the community to prayerfully discern those who are willing to serve. Serving on the Secretariat is a commitment of three years.

Please reach out to Larry Cargnoni for more information if you are interested. You can contact us and find a summary of the role at

Posting Guidelines

As a reminder, here are the guidelines for posting material to the Cursillo Facebook page and Newsletter.

2021 Spring Weekend Dates

All weekends will be held at Saint Clare’s Retreat Center. We also posted on our website the upcoming weekends, so please save the date.
Men’s Weekend
April 15-18, 2021
Women’s Weekend
April 29- May 02, 2021

Stay Connected

If you are on Facebook, please also join our private Facebook group to connect with our community and stay current with our events. Please also contact John Huân Vu if you have any issues joining.

Stay up-to-date with our events by integrating the San Jose Cursillo event calendar to your personal calendar via Google Calendar or iCal.