The Cursillo Movement is not an organization, but uses certain organizational elements in order to function and to achieve its purpose. The purpose or goal of the Cursillo Movement is to Christianize Environments. In order to have this effect on environments, the Cursillo strives to provide understanding and conviction to individuals about what is necessary for being a Christian, and to strengthen individuals so they may live out that conviction, supported by a Christian Community.  

The work of the Cursillo in a diocese requires coordination by a small group of clergy and lay men and women called the Secretariat. A typical Secretariat consists of the Lay Director, the Spiritual Director, the Treasurer, Secretary, and the Chairpersons of the Precursillo, Cursillo, Postcursillo. The Secretariat is responsible for all aspects of the Cursillo, although it delegates work to the various committees. The Secretariat oversees and reviews the work of the committees.

The interim-Secretariat approved a Diocesan Pastoral Plan in November, 2005, which was presented to the Bishop and approved December 2005. The current plan was approved by the Secretariat August 7, 2008.  
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SECRETARIAT MEMBERS AND
SCHOOL OF LEADERS CHAIRPERSONS

 
 
Lucille Hess,
Lay Director
lhess@metcursillo.org 
St. Magdalen de Pazzi,
Flemington
Veronica Collingwood,
School of Leaders Chairperson
vmcollingwood@metcursillo.org 
Mary, Mother of God,
Hillsborough
Fran Hoh,
Treasurer 
St Joseph's,
Hillsborough
Lorri Casabianca,
Pre-Cursillo Chairperson
ldenoyelles@metcursillo.org  
Our Lady of Peace,
Fords
Denyse Giannone,
Cursillo Chairperson 
St John Vianney,
Colonia
Diana Valdez,
Post-Cursillo Chairperson
Ultreya Chairperson
St Cecilia, Monmouth Junction
Mary Wolfram,
Secretary

Our Lady of Peace,
Fords

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RELIGIOUS ADVISORS
to the
METUCHEN CURSILLO MOVEMENT

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Rev. John Primich,
Spiritual Advisor
Hospital Chaplain
Deacon Pete DePrima,
Assistant Spiritual Advisor; 
Technical Advisor
St. James,
Basking Ridge

 

 

All members of the Secretariat are required to adhere to the guidelines of the Metuchen Cursillo Movement and the Articles of Service.  In addition, they are required to sign the following pledge:  

Secretariat Pledge

I understand and agree to the following:

1. The Metuchen Cursillo Movement is a member of, and participates in the Regional and National Cursillo organizations,
 

2. To follow Regional and National guidelines of operation,
 

3. That the Metuchen Cursillo Movement operates within the Diocese having members from different parishes across the Diocese,
 

4. That the Lay Director of the Cursillo Movement is appointed by the Bishop of Metuchen and follows the guidance of the Spiritual Advisor of the Metuchen Cursillo Movement. 

 

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