The Secretariat

The Secretariat is the administrative organizational arm of the San Jose English Cursillo Movement. Each Cursillo Movement (English, Hispanic, Filipino, Korean and Vietnamese) within the San Jose Catholic Diocese has its own Secretariat. The responsibility of the Secretariat is to ensure that the Cursillo Movement is alive and well while following the guidelines of the founding fathers. The Officers of the San Jose English Cursillo Secretariat meet on the second Wednesday of every month.

      Larry Cargnoni
      Larry CargnoniLay Director
      Larry Cargnoni made his Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 2010. Larry serves as the Lay Director since July 2019. Larry is a parishioner of Saint Julie Billiart Parish in South San Jose. Larry is married to Kathy, also a Cursillista, for 24 years with two daughters.

        Janet Wolk
        Janet WolkAssistant Lay Director
        Janet Wolk made her Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 2007. Janet serves as the Assistant Lay Director since July 2020. Janet is a parishioner of Holy Spirit Parish.

          Fr. Chris Bennett
          Fr. Chris BennettSpiritual Advisor
          Fr. Chris Bennett serves as the Spiritual Advisor since ???. Fr. Chris made his Cursillo weekend on ??? and is Pastor of Saint Christopher.

            Sheri Burns
            Sheri BurnsAssistant Spiritual Director
            Sheri Blank Burns serves as the Assistant Spiritual Advisor since July 2018. Sheri made her Cursillo weekend in the Fall of 1998 and is a founding member and music minister at Church of the Transfiguration in San Jose.

              John Huân Vu
              John Huân VuSecretary
              John Huân Vu made his Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 2016. John serves as the Secretary since February 2019 and Communications Chair since July 2018. John is a parishioner of Saint Julie Billiart in South San Jose. John is involved at the parish and Diocesan level as a liturgist, lector, Eucharistic Minister, and freelance photographer and videographer.

                Paul Milioto
                Paul MiliotoTreasurer
                Paul made his Cursillo in the Fall of 2003. Paul serves as the Treasurer since August 2020. Paul is a parishioner of Holy Spirit Parish.

                  Cathy Allen
                  Cathy AllenPre-Cursillo Chair
                  Cathy Allen made her Cursillo weekend in the Fall of 2005. Cathy serves as the Pre-Cursillo Chair since July 2019. Cathy is a parishioner of Saint Julie Billiart and Saint Mary in Gilroy where her husband, Pat, also a Cursillista, serves as deacon.

                    OpenThree Day Co-Chair
                    If you are interested in the position, please reach out to our Lay Director.

                      Susan Porria
                      Susan PorriaPost Cursillo Co-Chair
                      Susan Porria made her Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 2011. Susan serves as the Post Cursillo Co-Chair since May 2021. Susan is a parishioner of Santa Teresa Parish in South San Jose.

                        Stephanie Flemming
                        Stephanie FlemmingPost Cursillo Co-Chair
                        Stephanie Flemming made her Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 1999. Stephanie serves as the Post Cursillo Co-Chair since May 2021. Stephanie is a parishioner of Holy Family Parish in South San Jose and Saint Christopher in San Jose.

                          Julie Goschy-Stalions
                          Julie Goschy-StalionsSchool of Leaders Co-Chair
                          Julie Goschy-Stalions made her Cursillo weekend in the Fall of 2004. Julie serves as the School of Leaders Co-Chair since January 2020. Julie is a parishioner of Holy Family Parish in South San Jose. Julie is married to Phil Stalions, also a Cursillista.

                            Richard Morales
                            Richard MoralesSchool of Leaders Co-Chair
                            Richard Morales made his Cursillo weekend in the Spring of 1997. Richard serves as the School of Leaders Co-Chair since January 2020. Richard is a parishioner of Santa Teresa in San Jose but also attends Holy Family Parish and Saint Julie’s.

                            Secretariat Committees

                                To Be Determined / Open Position

                                        Secretariat Position Roles & Responsibilities

                                        The members of the Secretariat should recall that the Lord, through his Bishop, has given them a most serious responsibility for the implementation of the authentic Cursillo Movement in the Diocese of San Jose. Conscious of each one’s talents, it should coordinate individual contributions into a total effort in support of the Movement in all its phases: Pre-Cursillo, Three-Day Cursillo and Post-Cursillo. Making decisions relating to the Movement is the responsibility of the Secretariat. All cursillistas are urged to support the Secretariat by prayer and Palanca. The Secretariat must determine the potential of the entire Diocesan

                                        Movement so that each person may be led to discover their individual potential and contribute in a loving manner to the building up of the Kingdom of God. The Secretariat, as a service unit, is not established to be served but to serve the entire Cursillo Community. In this sense, the Secretariat meets as a Group Reunion whose apostolic plan is the promotion of the Cursillo Movement itself, programmed and carried out with the idea of the greatest service to all.

                                        Lay Director
                                        THE SPIRITUAL ADVISOR
                                        SCHOOL OF LEADERS CHAIR
                                        PRE-CURSILLO CHAIR
                                        THREE-DAY CHAIR
                                        POST-CURSILLO CHAIR
                                        ASSISTANT SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
                                        ASSISTANT LAY DIRECTOR
                                        TREASURER
                                        SECRETARY