Cursillo (pronounced cur-see-yo) is Spanish for little course, specifically in the teachings of Jesus. The goal of the Cursillo Movement is to make Christ the prime influence in society. Cursillo is often described as a retreat. While there is quiet time and reflection, there is more discussion among peers than in most retreats. Perhaps, it is best described as an experience of living in Christian community.

The Cursillo Movement is worldwide. It began in Spain in the mid-1940s and came to the United States in the 1960s. All local dioceses in the US are affiliated with the worldwide Cursillo through the National Cursillo Secretariat in Dallas, Texas.

The Cursillo weekend in the Diocese of Scranton begins Thursday evening and ends Sunday evening, and is conducted by a team of priests, deacons, sisters and lay people. Weekends are currently being held at Holy Transfiguration Retreat Center (formerly Pius X and Fatima Center) in Dalton
​Click "What Is Cursillo" above for a short video.

Men's Cursillo #64 - Sept. 12 - 15, 2024 - St. Gabriel's Retreat Center, Clarks Summit; Rector: Tim Pawlik

Women's Cursillo #75 - Oct 10 - 13, 2024 - St. Gabriel's Retreat Center, Clarks Summit; RectoraAlicia Lynch

Contact Joe Alinoski (570-876-4087 OR 570-241-0203) for more information.
School of Leaders/Events
Prayer for the Intercession and Beatification of Eduardo Bonin

O God, the dispenser of all graces and charisms, You granted your servant Eduardo Bonin Aguilo the grace of dedicating his whole life with humility and generosity to the work of the Cursillos in Christianity Movement as he traveled the Five continents proclaiming that God in Christ loves us. Grant us, through his intercession, the favor that we now implore Thee.

(Name the favor being requested)

Also grant us the grace of his beatification for your greater glory and the good of your Church that shines throughout the lives of its saints. We beg this of you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN

(At the end we pray the Lord's Prayer)

SCHOOL OF LEADERS - all Saturdays,  9:30 - 11:30
beginning with group reunion, a presentation, and announcements

March 09,  Queen of the Apostles, - Avoca

April 13,  Holy Name of Jesus, - West Hazleton

May 11,  St. John Vianney, - Scott Twp.

June 08,  St. Matthew’s, - East Stroudsburg

July 13,  Nativity BVM, - Tunkhannock

August 10,  St. Faustina, - Nanticoke


March 10 - Our Lady of the Eucharist, 535 N. Main St., Pittston, church hall in the basement of the church, 2 - 4 pm

March 23 - St. Matthew's  E. Stroudsburg  -- after the 4pm Mass, Spanish/bi-lingual Ultreya

April 14 - St. Patrick, Milford, 2-4 pm

May 26 - St. Luke, Stroudsburg (818 Main) in Jacques Center, 2 - 4 pm

Aug. 17 , 1 - 3 pm, St. Matthew parish center, East Stroudsburg