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This page includes Leadership and Outreach Opportunities, and Prayer Requests for the San Jose English Speaking Cursillo community.  Please click on the links below to reach information of particular interest.




Outreach Ministries Letter

Feedback, inquiry: Contact Larry Cargnoni (lcargnoni@sbcglobal.net)

October 2012

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Christ,

As Christians, we are called to serve our Lord God. Jesus reminds us in Matthew:
“Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of
the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and
you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.”
Our Cursillo experience reinforces our call to action and ministry, be it our vocation to family, church, or community.
Attached you will find a short summary list of ministry and “action” opportunities for your consideration. Each of these
ministries is looking for volunteers. In many cases, Cursillistas like you are active in them. You will find contact names
and either email addresses or phone numbers.

We’ve added back the tijuana Ministry opportunity: The tentative dates are July 13-20, 2013. See below for the contact info.

Please prayerfully consider your involvement with these wonderful organizations. Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance!
These are great opportunities to team up with your sponsor, your “table” partners, or your4th day group and make a
difference serving others and our Lord.

Please contact Larry Cargnoni with your feedback with your experiences with these organizations,
positive or not. Please let us know your ideas for expanding this list of opportunities.

Blessings, Peace and DeColores,
Larry Cargnoni – lcargnoni@sbcglobal.net

http://www.innvision.org/ InnVision

Mission : Provide shelter and resources for homeless families and individuals that lead to self-sufficiency. Opportunities: Organize, prepare, serve meals at one of several residences; perform light-weight facilities maintenance; provide computer lab assistance, computer maintenance, or "usage" seminar; deliver seminars on life skills; assist in Produce Market (set up, tear down) or Donation Warehouse (sort, organize); Individual or groups; frequency varies; looking for a person to lead/organize 1 meal per month.
Contacts: Larry Cargnoni ( lcargnoni@sbcglobal.net ), or Jaynie Neveras JNeveras@InnVision.org or 408-380-8718) at InnVision. For donations to "InnVision Breakfasts", contact Larry.

http://kpmifoundation.org/index.php/ Kairos

Mission : Kairos - Share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.
Opportunities : Bring the love of Christ through Cursillo to Vacaville Inmates (men) on November 9-12, 2012 or Memorial Day weekend 2013. Teams are forming now, especially for November 2012. [Note: Women opportunities are TBD].
Contact : Adam Arant (Rector) aaa@arantlaw.com for the November weekend and Don Boisvert (Rector)at 408-828-2035 for the Memorial Day weekend.

http://www.tijuanaministry.org/ Tijuana Ministry

Mission: Build community with and homes for the people of parish of St. Eugenio in Tijuana.
Opportunities: help construct 2-3 homes, prepare and lead mothers program, prepare and lead children’s program;
Individual or groups; July 13-20, 2013; Willingness to learn; Construction skills welcome, not required; Develop and
implement creative ideas for kids and mothers program; Spanish-speaking helpful, not required
: Bob Malone (bob.malone@gmail.com), Joanna Thurmann (408.568.2559), Jesse Perez (408.690.6672) Español

http://bapaxchristi.freeservers.com/pcsj/pcsj.gifhttp://bapaxchristi.freeservers.com/ pcsj/pax_christi_san_jose.htm Pax Christi San Jose

Mission: Create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian
Opportunities: Local and parish organizing, education, and action that promotes non-violence and non-violent solutions
to local, state, and federal issues; Local chapter of national organization; individual or groups; meets 1/month, more
often depending on projects;
Contact: Stan Taylor (s.taylor@me.com)

https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRyLSmlHBolxgsQR5REYT2ZdtTU_A56w_pimwg2h8tiSNnWA_v3http://www.hospicevalley.org/ Hospice of the Valley

Mission: Provide compassionate end-of-life care and grief support.
Opportunities: Varies; direct contact with families and patients or work within the organization; special skills may be required: training required for those with direct contact; attending ongoing training and support sessions required; 1
year commitment, 3-5 hours/week;
Contacts: Ed Wendler (edwendler@sbcglobal.net) or Victoria Wild (408.559.5600) at Hospice of the Valley.

http://www.wpusa.org/Interfaith-Council/index.htm The Interfaith Council

Mission: Educate and mobilize the Santa Clara County religious community to support economic and social justice
through social policy.
Opportunity: organize and educate religious community members on issues; work to improve the quality of life for low
wage workers and their families; individuals or groups; meets 1/month (more often depending on projects);
Contact: Stan Taylor

Logo Herehttp://www.pactsj.org/ PACT People Acting in Community Together

Mission : Address local issues (public safety, immigration, health care, schools) by organizing parishes and communities.
Opportunity : work with professional community-support members; create and drive solutions and policy changes to local issues (creating homework centers address public safety and gang prevention issues, work for equal rights for our undocumented and low-income community). research issues, educate community and local leaders. Meets once/month (more often depending on projects);
Contacts: Maria Ponce (mariadolores1418@yahoo.com), Sabrina Parra-Garcia, (408.998.8001 x 308, sabrinaparra-garcia@pactsj.org ), or Carlos Morante
( cmorante2702@hotmail.com ).

logo.jpghttp://www.birthright.org/ Birthright International

Mission : Provides caring, non-judgmental support to girls and women who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy.
Opportunity: Phone volunteer- work one shift per week ( 2-4 hours) in the office answering calls from women or teens who are or may be facing an unplanned pregnancy; Requires 6 training sessions and monthly staff training meetings; Board Member- Sets policy, guards fiscal health of organization and keeps Birthright true to its charter. Meets quarterly and participates individually in interfacing with the community through marketing, fundraising or networking; Auxiliary Staff- Helps with Birthright work without direct client contact (newsletter, Internet - manage Facebook ads, speak or work information tables at community events or in classrooms, church liaison/contact- keep your church informed as to how they can help Birthright; prayer chain; help with special events); Spanish speaking plus, but not required.
Contacts : Contact Norma or Dave Hammons at 408 353-3326 or

ggp-logo.jpghttp://gratefulgarment.org/ The Grateful Garment Project

Mission: Ensure that every victim of a sexual crime who crosses the threshold of a SART facility or who seeks medical attention and/or law enforcement involvement is provided with whatever new clothing, toiletry, snack items and miscellaneous items they may require to reduce any future impact on their being.
Opportunity: Board member – set and execute policy, build awareness, fund-raise, steer the organization; Volunteers – sort and package clothing, snacks, toiletry items, help with communication, marketing, outreach; Host a clothing/garment or fund-raising drives; Maintenance– paint, spruce up waiting rooms and facilities
Contacts : Lisa at
lisa@gratefulgarment.org or 408 674-5744

HFH-logo-vertical2.jpghttp://www.habitatsiliconvalley.org/ Habitat for Humanity

Mission : Build decent, affordable housing for long-term home ownership by partnering with volunteers, the community, and qualified families.
Opportunity: Help build four homes in Cupertino; individual volunteers or groups; Will train, no experience required; volunteer on per day basis; Register as a group (5 or more participants) later this summer
Contacts : Sign up on line: www.habitatsiliconvalley.org ; Please contact Larry Cargnoni ( lcargnoni@sbcglobal.net ), if you are interested in joining a group and working together. Or Sarah Makarchuk Habitat for Humanity (408-942-6444 x312 or
smakarchuk@hfhsv.org )


Cursillo Leadership Opportunities

If you are interested in playing an active role in the San Jose English Cursillo Movement, please send an email to Lay Director, Chris Basanese.

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