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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.

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Archbishop Cardileone appoints a new Roman Catholic Spiritual Director to Cursillo

From Larry and Ron: 

I am forwarding the announcement by Jacque Grillo that Fr. Martin Mager has been appointed the Catholic liaison priest from the Archdiocese to Cursillo, replacing Msgr. Mickey McCormick who is in failing health.  Also included is the letter from the General Secretariat to the Archbishop as well as his response and a third document outlining the responsibilities of the new liaison.

We are particularly delighted that the Archbishop has selected a priest who is the Headmaster of Woodside Priori - which welcomes students of non-Catholic backgrounds. In doing so, this could be taken as approval of our ecumenical approach to Cursillo. Fr. Mager has been the Catholic Spirit for several San Francisco women's weekends, so he is keenly aware of the drill! 

From Jacque Grillo, Chair of the General Secretariat

As you may be aware, a group of long-time Cursillo leaders began a process last January which resulted in sending a letter to Archbishop Cordileone asking him to appoint a new Roman Catholic Spiritual Director for Cursillo.  The process was long and ultimately involved all three Secretariats, Marin, San Francisco-San Mateo, and the General Secretariat.

We are pleased to announce that our Archbishop has appointed Fr. Martin Mager as the new Roman Catholic Spiritual Director to Cursillo in the ADSF effective August 1, 2017, for a term of three years.  The letter from Archbishop Cordileone to Fr. Marty is in the link below.

This is truly a huge milestone for our movement.  It means we are once again in good graces with our Archbishop, no longer needing to worry if he is aware of our activity or lends his approval.  Equally important it means we have been blessed with Fr. Marty’s appointment.   I believe our entire community will not only join with me in welcoming Fr. Marty to this position but also pledge our prayers and full support, as I did when Fr. Marty and I discussed the possibility of his appointment about a month ago.

As we come to this place of transition I know, too, that each of you will continue to hold our dearly beloved Monsignor Mickey McCormick in your prayers as his health continues to decline.  I wish that Fr. Mickey had the cognitive ability to share in this moment with us and to know that our ecumenical Cursillo, which he loves so dearly and to which he dedicated his life, can now continue to grow and thrive here in our Archdiocese.

We must also acknowledge the key role Fr. Raymond Reyes played in this process and outcome.  Truly Fr. Ray’s appreciation and love for Cursillo was instrumental in this appointment.

The Holy Spirit continues to guide us and bless our Cursillo.  Once again we are reminded that Jesus lives, walks with us and never fails us.

Jacque Grillo, Chair
General Secretariat for Cursillo

➤ Letter from Archbishop Cardileone

➤ To Archbishop Cardileone

➤ Qualifications Required of Liaison

  • Marin Cursillo Golf Tournament - October 7th, McInnis Park in San Rafael. FUN, FUN, FUN. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A GREAT GOLFER! EVERYONE’S WELCOME! View Flyer

  • Announcing the 2018 Weekends!  Planning is underway. April 12-15, 2018 for Women and April 26-29,2018 for Men. John Bischoff is the Rector and Maureen Wayne is the Rectora for these weekends. A committee was formed to review the possibility of changing the venue.

  • The fall Ultreya is set for September 22nd at St. Luke’s in San Rafael.

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