Lay Director Message

Larry Cargnoni / Lay Director

Dear Friends …

Our Cursillo community is delighted to welcome our 17 new Cursillista sisters from the “Bless the Lord” weekend that was just held this past weekend. Please invite and welcome them at Ultreyas, School of Leaders, and 4th Day gatherings.

4th Days groups, if a candidate calls to reach out to you, please welcome and embrace them as Sisters in Christ.

Sponsors, please be their guide in their Post-Cursillo journey.

Our New Sisters are …

2019 Fall Women's Weekend Logo

  • Carmen Macias
  • Christina Pak
  • Christine Gates
  • Cindy Crusco
  • Donna Delaney
  • Fran Eberhardt
  • Harriet John
  • Janice Ponce
  • Jennie Ho
  • Julia Youn
  • Katrina Tellez
  • Loy Oppus-Moe
  • Lulu Chavez
  • Monique Matthews
  • Patti Seimas
  • Sarah Ku
  • Sherrie Raposa

Upcoming Events

Spring 2020 Rector & Rectora Discernment

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
7:00PM to 9:00PM

Santa Teresa Catholic Church
(Chapel)

794 Calero Avenue
San Jose, California 95123[ Google Maps ]

If you can, please RSVP via Facebook Event.

Join your fellow Cursillistas for an evening to gather and pray for qualified candidates discerning to serve as the Spring 2020 Rector and Rectora.

The evening with begin with an opening ceremony – song and prayer – before the candidates meet with a facilitator in a private room. During the discernment, the community continues to pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance through scripture, song, prayer, and meditation. We will end the evening with offering our prayer and ‘De Colores’.

We will have it at Santa Teresa Parish in the Chapel that is adjacent to the Conference Room and Sacristy.

If you know someone who is a qualified candidate and is interested in discerning, please reach out to Lee Panec for Rector and Rita Russo for Rectora on our Secretariat page under the What is Cursillo tab. You may also navigate directly to the page: www.sanjosecursillo.org/secretariat.

November Ultreya

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
6:45PM to 9:00PM

Saint Julie Billiart
Sullivan Center
366 Saint Julie Drive
San Jose, CA 95119[ Google Maps ]

If you can, please RSVP via Facebook Event.

The entire Cursillo Community is invited and encouraged to attend the November Ultreya.

The Ultreya will be sponsored by the Fall 2019 Women’s “Bless the Lord” Weekend Team led by Rectora Laura Castellano.

Come and join together as we welcome our new Cursillistas, celebrate with the team, pray, sing, and support each other on our spiritual journey.

We are told “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Come join us as we celebrate and support each other as we journey together as “Grace-filled Christians.”

In Closing …

I invite each of you to read and pray on the two team scriptures from the Fall 2019 weekends. They are below, as well as links to the corresponding book in the Bible

Men’s Team – Here I Am, Lord: 1 Samuel 3:10

  • “Then the Lord came and stood and called as at other times, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ and Samuel said, ‘Speak for Your servant is listening.'”

Women’s Team – Bless the Lord: Psalm 103:1-2

  • “Bless the LORD, my soul; all my being, bless his holy name! Bless the LORD, my soul; and do not forget all his gifts”

You are in my prayers, daily.
De Colores!

Larry Cargnoni
Lay Director

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November Ultreya

Saint Julie Billiart
Sullivan Center

366 Saint Julie Drive
San Jose, CA 95119

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
6:45PM to 9:00PM

Join your fellow Cursillistas for an evening of good food (potluck), great friends, sharing, encouraging music, and fellowship. The evening will begin with social time from 6:45pm – 7pm, followed by prayer, meditation, sharing in small groups, witness speakers, and a keynote speaker. We will end the evening with offering our individual petitions as prayer and a rousing version of ‘De Colores’.

June School of Leaders

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
6:45PM to 9:00PM

Join your fellow Cursillistas for an evening to gather and strengthen our faith journey. The evening will begin with social time from 6:45pm-7pm, followed by a talk by one of our priests, deacons, or religious, and then followed by a talk on a technical aspect of Cursillo. We will end the evening with offering our prayer and ‘De Colores’.

Santa Teresa Parish

794 Calero Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123

Inspirational Quotes

“Faith is to believe what you do not see. The reward of faith is to see what you believe.”

St. Augustine

“Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again: for forgiveness has risen from the grave!”

St. John Chrysostom

“Mary, who is the Virgin Most Pure, is also the Refuge of Sinners. She knows what sin is, not by the experience of its fall, not by tasting its bitter regrets, but by seeing what it did to her Divine Son.”

Venerable Fulton Sheen

“Know that the greatest service that man can offer to God is to help convert souls.”

St. Rose of Lima

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