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After the three day weekend, we are called to live our “4th Day”, the rest of our lives, through a life of friendship and love with our neighbors and God. Our Cursillo activities serve to support and sustain us in our relationship with Christ and to foster a stronger sense of Christian community.

News This Month - April 2018

Note From Secretariat

The Leadership Committee of Marin Cursillo Secretariat is pleased to announce:  Janie Burtch and Steve Avanzino will serve as upcoming Chair and Co-chair for 2 years, starting in July, 2018. 

Janie is a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in San Rafael and made her Cursillo in 2000.  She has been actively involved in Cursillo serving on several teams and 4th Day groups.  In 2015, Janie was Rectora of "Guide Us With Your Grace" and described it as "one of the best experiences of my life".  Janie has participated on the Secretariat for the past several years and looks forward to further service as an opportunity "to give back and give thanks for all that Cursillo has brought to my life over the past 18 years." 

Steve Avanzino is also a member of St. Paul's and made his Cursillo in 1988.  Steve has worked many teams in all positions including Rector of "A Brand New Day" in 2015.  Steve is no stranger to hard work and, in addition to his weekend participation, has been involved in most of our fund raising efforts and has been active on the Secretariat for several years.  When asked why he considered taking on the role of Chair of the Secretariat, Steve responded that he accepted the position "out of love for the movement."  

Announcing Cursillo Weekends in November

Fall Cursillo Weekends will be held on November 8-11 for women and November 15-18 for men at the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo.  Ron Leach raised the proposal at the March Secretariat meeting based on the fact that we have filled our Weekends to their capacity for 2017 and 2018 – with waiting lists as well.   

“I believe with all we have done to strengthen Cursillo in the past 4 years, website, active Secretariat (25 in attendance on Monday), more active 4th day groups, dedicated Parish Reps, financially strong - and all of us working together to create that infrastructure that has produced the results of an abundance of candidates and a renewed spirit.  I cannot ever remember the weekends being virtually full 6-8 weeks out. We have been blessed with an abundance of candidates and I pray we will continue to be blessed.  I thought of the theme of Paul Herrerias's weekend “God Calling, Time to Answer" - Yes.  In the end, it is our stepping forward in faith that will be the most important component to success.”

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New additions to the Team Resources page

New Additions to the Team Resources:

  1. 2018 Women’s Candidate List
  2. 2018 Men’s Candidate List
  3. Women’s Team Contact Info
  4. Men’s Team Contact Info


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