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
Women's Cursillo #72 -
Oct 3 - 6 TBA
TBA, Rectora


Men's Cursillo #61 -
​March 28 - 31, 2019
Ray Totten, Rector


Contact Joe Alinoski (570-871-0489 or 570-876-4087) for more information.
School of Leaders/Events
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Queen of the Apostles, Avoca (9:30 - 11:30)  in rectory basement - School of Leaders

Saturday, January 5, 2019 – St. Gabriel, Clarks Summit (9:30) - School of Leaders

Saturday, February 2, 2019 – Queen of Apostles, Avoca (9:30) - School of Leaders

Saturday, March 9, 2019 – Our Lady of Snows, Clarks Summit (9:30) - School of Leaders

Saturday, April 11, 2019 – St. Gabriel, Clarks Summit (6:30) - School of Leaders

Saturday, May 11, 2019 – St. Eulalia, Elmhurst (9:30) - School of Leaders

Saturday, June 15, 2019 – St. Vincent, Dingman’s Ferry (9:30) - School of Leaders

Saturday, July 13, 2019 – BVM, Tunkhannock (10:00 – time tentative) - School of Leaders

Saturday, August 24, 2019 – St. Gabriel, Clarks Summit (9:30) - School of Leaders

Saturday, September 14, 2019 – St. Eulalia, Elmhurst (9:30) - School of Leaders

Saturday, October 12, 2019 – BVM, Tunkhannock (10:00) - School of Leaders

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - St. Matthew, E. Stroudsburg (9:30) - School of Leaders

Saturday, December 7, 2019 – Queen of Apostles. Avoca (9:30) - School of Leaders

Ultreya
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - Queen of the Apostles, Avoca, after 4 pm Mass in parish center (school) - Ultreya