Diocese of Phoenix Cursillo Movement

March 17, 2020

De Colores,

  I wish this was better news, but the Corona Virus prevention recommendations are changing rapidly and are trending in an unfavorable direction. If you haven't heard, the Diocese of Phoenix has decided to cancel all daily and weekly masses until further notice, as well as any other gatherings or meetings of more than 10 people, in line with the recommendation issued by the President. 

    In light of this we will have to cancel all upcoming Cursillos scheduled for March, April, and May, as well as parish Ultreyas and School of Leaders. I spoke with Bishop Nevares as well as Father Kilian, Marco Ledezma (the Spanish Lay Director), and Cathy Allen who is the Rectora for the March 26th Women's Cursillo in Northern Arizona. While we are all saddened over this unfortunate turn of events, we are in agreement that the health and safety of our community is of the highest priority. 

    On a positive note, the Rector and Rectoras have all expressed a desire to serve as team leaders when we are able to host Cursillo weekends again. Thank you Jean Polando, Eugene Jarzab and Cathy Allen for your Faith and service for the Lord. In Phoenix that will be the currently scheduled dates in the fall. In Northern Arizona we do not have a definitive date and will have to wait and see when that will be possible as things get back to normal. As I expressed to Cathy, if that happens to be in the summer, I'm sure plenty of people from Phoenix would like to come to Flagstaff for a Cursillo

    With God's grace we hope that many of the team members will be able to serve when the time comes. Please thank all of your team members for their dedication and understanding. I know that this is a difficult time. Please continue to pray that these measures are able to mitigate widespread contagion from the virus and the strain on our healthcare system will be manageable. 

May our Blessed Mother cover us under the protection of her mantle. 

Be Safe, Be Healthy, Be Holy.

Joe Fairlie. Lay Director

Cursillo Movement

Diocese of Phoenix

Teams in Formation/Candidates


Women's English #932 (Flagstaff)

March 26-29, 2020

Rectora:  Cathy Allen

Co-Rectora:  Cherryl Whitson 
Head Cook:  Mary Margaret Johnson 
Anita Caro
Tina Valek
Amanda Dominguez
Allegra Dorotheo
Missy Heal
Deborah Holbrook
Kelly Campbell
Lupe Woodson

Men's English #933 (Mt. Claret)

April 16-19, 2020

Rector:  Eugene Jarzab, Holy Spirit

Co-Rector:  Nick Bellizzi, St. Tim

Co-Rector:  John Hoburg, St. Tim

Head Cook:  Ed Fischer, St. Luke

Nick Balderrama, St. John Vianney
Ted Boyle, Blessed Sacrament, Sctsd
Tom Burba, All Saints
Juan Camacho, Mater Misericordiae
Nick Canepa, St. Joan of Arc
Carlos Cano,  St. Thomas Aquinas
Bob Delogu, Holy Family / Miles Jesu
James Diaz, Our Lady of Mt Carmel
Frank Dzielak, St. Paul
Tom Harvey, St. Mary Magdelene
Paul Hobaica, St. Gregory
Mick Kapanicas, Blessed Sacrament, Scts
Edward Madrid, St. Anne
Micheal McManus, St. James
Richard Miller, St. Thomas More
Howard Peterson, Blessed Sacrament, Scts
Steven Rodriguez, St. Thomas Aquinas
Dave Thorman, All Saints






Women's English #934 (Mt. Claret)

April 30 - May 3, 2020

Rectora: Jean Polando, St. Timothy

Co-Rectora: Dolores Barcelo, St. Anne 

& St. George

Co-Rectora:  Terra Masias, St. Benedict
Head Cook:  Cindy Garcia, St. Mary
Asst. Cook:  Mary Dozbaba, St. Benedict

Asst. Cook:  Clarissa Mendibles
Joanne Bahr, St. Philip Benizi & 

St. Michael the Archangel
Barbara Brainard, St. Bernadette
Debra Buckingham, St. Andrew the Apostle

Patricia Caraveo, Holy Cross
Estella Castillo, St. George
Evelyn Cota, St. Mary
Geri Desmond, Resurrection
Marilyn Garcia, St.Andrew the Apostle

Martha Garcia, All Saints
Chona Guang, Corpus Christi
Connie Gutierrez, Queen of Peace
Naomi Gutierrez, Queen of Peace
Oryia Husak, All Saints
Toni Marine, St. Timothy
Rita North, St. Timothy
Karina Penaloza, St. Andrew the Apostle
Pat Phillips, St. Timothy
Ann Sanchez, St. Timothy
Pat Sandoval, St. Timothy
Shannon Scullin, Holy Spirit
Gail Smith, St. Andrew the Apostle
Lorna Stanley, Holy Spirit
Diane Street-Speck, Our Lady of Grace, Maricopa
Starlyn Yarbough-Post, Our Lady of the Angels

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