My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ …

Welcome to summer 2021!

We have a reminder and invitation for you to help us identify Cursillistas to serve on the Secretariat.

First, School of Leaders is Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 7PM. The doctrinal talk given by Father Bob Leger titled “The season of Ordinary Time in a not so ordinary world.”  The technique talks cover the “Cursillista Beyond Cursillo” and “Total Security” rollos. Details are below.

Second, we desperately need Cursillistas to help lead our Movement.  We continue to discern for our Three-Day Cursillo Chair.  We also will have the roles of Secretary and Assistant Spiritual Director opening on July 1.  We ask that you Pray, Invite, and Nominate fellow Cursillistas who you believe could serve on the Secretariat.  This does not replace our discernment process, but it does provide us your feedback and your collective support to identify men and women who might be willing to serve. Please see below for details.

And lastly, we’ve decided to stop our Co-Ed Group Reunion / 4th Day on Saturday mornings.  While 1-2 members attended, we did not have a critical mass to continue.  If you are interested in forming a new Group Reunion/4th Day, please reach out to our Post-Cursillo Co-Chairs, Stephanie Flemming and Susan Porria.

I recently meditated on this quote from St Ignatius: “Try to keep your soul always in peace and quiet, always ready for whatever Our Lord may wish to work in you. It is certainly a higher virtue of the soul, and a greater grace, to be able to enjoy the Lord in different times and different places than in only one.”

May you each continue to “enjoy the Lord.”  I keep you in prayer.

De Colores,

LarryC

Also, here is the link to Fr Chris Bennett’s Spiritual Care Packages and Prayers.

In this newsletter …

  • Upcoming Events
  • Secretariat – Pray, Invite, Nominate
  • 31st National Cursillo® Encounter
  • Prayer Requests
  • Cursillo Links & Resources
  • Stay Connected & Posting Guidelines

Upcoming Events

June 2021 School of Leaders
Wednesday, June 23, 2021  |  6:45PM – 8:30 PM
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The entire Cursillo Community is invited and encouraged to attend our School of Leaders for an evening to gather and strengthen our faith journey. We will begin with social time at 6:45 and start the discussion promptly at 7PM. (Note, this Zoom session will have a waiting room and you will be admitted by the host).

Doctrinal talk will be given by Father Bob Leger titled “The season of Ordinary Time in a not so ordinary world.” Technique talks will be on the “Cursillista Beyond Cursillo” and “Total Security” rollos.

If you are a new Cursillista, this is a great opportunity to learn more. If you are on a formation team, this is a great way to strengthen your overall knowledge of the process. If you are a seasoned veteran or have not been on a team for a while, come and refresh your hearts!

If you can, please RSVP with Facebook.

Secretariat – Pray, Invite, Nominate

The Secretariat urgently ask the community to please discern for candidates to serve in the following open positions:

  • Three Day Chair
  • Men’s Discernment Coordinator
  • Assistant Spiritual Director
  • Secretary
  • Website & Communications

We want to hear from you on who could serve: Pray. Invite. Nominate. Please read on.

Without these open positions being filled, we will not be able to host any Cursillo weekends.

We serve you, the community.  Our movement requires your voice, your leadership, your stewardship.  The movement will wither unless we secure your help.

These positions are essential to our Cursillo movement where each person would need to be acclimated, trained, and prepared for their roles and responsibilities. Serving on the Secretariat is a commitment of three years and we are open to having two individuals may serve together as co-chairs.

Proverbs 16:9 says that the “the human heart plans the way but the Lord directs their steps.” Given this, we ask the entire community to please do the following three simple steps.

Pray.

  • Luke 18:1: “[Jesus] told them a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.”
  • During this surreal time, we ask the community to not give up and pray for our Cursillo movement and for candidates to fill these positions.

Invite.

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:11: “Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, as indeed you do.”
  • As you pray, if a name or a couple of names within our community are revealed to you, we ask that you please invite them to discern for these open positions.

Nominate.

  • Matthew 18:19-20: “Amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
  • If you have a name that you like to nominate or if you feel uncomfortable inviting the person, please share the name to our Secretariat on our nomination page: www.sanjosecursillo.org/nominations. If we see a name that appears multiple times, we truly believe the Holy Spirit at work and calling the person to service.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me or other Secretariat members on our Secretariat page: www.sanjosecursillo.org/secretariat. Please also take the time to nominate someone: www.sanjosecursillo.org/nominations.

The above roles are documented at this link: https://www.sanjosecursillo.org/secretariat/.

31st National Cursillo® Encounter

The 31st National Cursillo® Encounter will be held on July 23 – 24, 2021 and will be virtual.  There is $50 registration fee and the final schedule is being developed.  Registration will close Monday, July 19.

Please see this link for further details: https://www.natl-cursillo.org/

Prayer Requests

Please also pray for those fighting with illness, Covid-19, mental distress, loss of job and the passing of loved ones.

You may also submit prayer requests on our Facebook page or on our website.

Cursillo Links & 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.

Here is the link to Fr Chris Bennett’s Spiritual Care Packages and Prayers.

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

Additionally, you may find two Cursillo Foundational and History rollos here:

  • Foundational Charism
  • Life of the Founder and History of Cursillo

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

Stay Connected & Posting Guidelines

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

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

As a reminder, here are the guidelines for posting material to the Cursillo Facebook page and Newsletter: Posting Guidelines – Nov 1, 2019