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 held at St. Gabriel's Passionist Retreat Center in Clarks Summit.

​Click "What Is Cursillo" above for a short video.

Men's Cursillo #63 - Sept. 28 - Oct. 1 - Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Dalton; Rector: Pete LaMont, EMAIL:

Women's Cursillo #74 - Oct. 19 - 22 - Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Dalton; Rectora: Katie Veety, EMAIL:

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

March. 4 - School of Leaders, 9:30 - Holy Name of Jesus Parish Center, 217 W. Green St., West Hazleton

Feb. 26, 2 - 4 pm - St. Thomas Aquinas Church (Christ the King Parish), Archbald, Ultreya in church basement- Directions are on the DIRECTIONS tab very near the bottom.

May 7, 2023 - ICC, W. Pittston (in school next to church), 2 pm - new date

June 17, 2023 - St. Matthew’s, East Stroudsburg, 1:30 to 3:30 in parish center. 

Aug. 27, 2023 - ICC, W. Pittston (in school next to church), 2 pm

Oct. 21 or 22 - Queen of Apostles, Avoca, Weekend Ultreya - ALL WELCOME

Dec. 3, 2023 - ICC, W. Pittston (in school next to church), 2 pm