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.

Weekends
​Men's Cursillo #60 -
April 12 - 15, 2018
Paul Binner, Rector

Women's Cursillo #71 -
Oct 4 - 7, 2018,
Maureen Chojnacki, Rectora


Contact Joe Alinoski (570-871-0489 or 570-876-4087) for more information.
School of Leaders/Events

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - Queen of the Apostles, Avoca (9:30 - 11:30) - School of Leaders. In Rectory basement.

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - Our Lady of Snows, Clarks Summit (9:30 - 11:30) - School of Leaders

April 20 - 22, 2018 - Region 2 Encounter - Vineland, NJ.

​Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Queen of the Apostles, Avoca  (9:30 - 11:30) - School of Leaders. In Rectory basement.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - St. Gabriel, Clarks Summit (6 - 8 pm) - School of Leaders (NOTE DAY & TIME This is a revised date)

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - Cursillo Retreat - details TBA

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - St. Vincent de Paul, Dingmans (9:30 - 11:30) - School of Leaders
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Saturday, July 14, 2018 - Nativity BVM, Tunkhannock (10:00 - 12:00) - School of Leaders (NOTE TIME)

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - St. Gabriel, Clarks Summit (6 - 8 pm) - School of Leaders (NOTE DAY & TIME)

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Our Lady of Snows, Clarks Summit (9:30 - 11:30) - School of Leaders

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - Nativity BVM, Tunkhannock (10:00 - 12:00) - School of Leaders (NOTE TIME)

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - St. Matthew, E. Stroudsburg (9:30 - 11:30) - School of Leaders

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Queen of the Apostles, Avoca (9:30 - 11:30) - School of Leaders
Ultreya

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - St. Luke, Stroudsburg, 2 - 4 pm - Ultreya

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - St. John the Evangelist, Pittston, 2 - 4 pm - Ultreya

​Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Our Lady of the Abingtons, Dalton, 2 - 4 pm - Ultreya

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - St. Peter & Paul, Towanda, 2 - 4 pm - Ultreya in Grotto Hall.

Sunday, May 20, 2018 - St. Luke, Stroudsburg, 2 - 4 pm - Ultreya

Sunday, June 10, 2018 - St. John the Evangelist, Pittston, 2 - 4 pm - Ultreya

Sunday, August 12, 2018 - St. Luke, Stroudsburg, 2 - 4 pm - Ultreya 

Sunday, November 4, 2017 - St. Luke, Stroudsburg, 2 - 4 pm - Ultreya