|May the peace of Christ be with you all!
I am happy to announce that Stephanie Flemming and Susan Porria have discerned as our Post-Cursillo Co-Chairs. We welcome Susan and Stephanie to the Secretariat and are very happy to have their experience, voices, and enthusiasm serving on the Secretariat. Please keep them in your prayers.
Also, this week, several women will discern to be our Women’s Rectora Discernment Coordinator. This person will journey and nourish Rectora Candidates as they decide to discern for Rectora. This a crucial role for the future of our movement. This person will walk with candidates who have met or nearly have met Rectora criteria and support them in their discernment. Please keep these women in prayer. This role was last held by Rita Russo who went to our Lord this past Fall.
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. Please see below for details.
We’ve decided to hold off the Fall 2021 weekends. Vaccinations are on the rise and we are hopeful for a timely end to this pandemic. Saint Clare is just starting to open up itself with on-site retreats and they’ve communicated that their capacity is restricted to levels much less than we have had in the past. Combined expected (and yet unknown) guidelines from the State, Counties of Santa Cara and Santa Cruz, as well as the Diocese of Monterey and San Jose, we decided stay the course.
That being said, our new Post-Cursillo Co-Chairs are considering an in-person, outside Ultreya sometime in July. Given that our April outdoor mass was not well attended, it was intended, in part, to be a litmus test to gauge people’s comfort for gathering. We hope that in July more our community will feel comfortable in gathering.
Here are our coming events:
- Ultreya is Thursday, May 20 at 7PM. Details are below.
- School of Leaders is Wednesday, May 26 at 7PM. Details are below.
- Our newest Co-Ed Group Reunion / 4th Day continues to meet on Saturday mornings. Details are below. The group would love to have others join and share your closest moments to Christ this Saturday, May 22 at 9AM.
On behalf of the Secretariat, we wish you a blessed Pentecost.
Let everyone around you see Christ’s light through your words and deeds.
I keep you in prayer.
Also, here is the link to Fr Chris Bennett’s Spiritual Care Packages and Prayers.