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 #59 -
March 30 - April 2, 2017,
Tony O'Reilly, Rector

Women's Cursillo #70 -
Oct 5 - 8, 2017,
Kathy Ostrowski, Rectora

Contact Joe Alinoski for more information.
School of Leaders/Events
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - St. Eulalia, Roaring Brook/Elmhurst (9:30 -11:30) - School of Leaders

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - St. Gabriel, Clarks Summit (6:00pm - 8:00 pm) - School of Leaders (NOTE DAY AND TIME)

Region 2 Spring Encounter, April 28 - 30, 2017, John Paul Retreat Center - see Region 2 site for details.

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - St. Gabriel, Clarks Summit (6:00pm - 8:00 pm) - School of Leaders (NOTE DAY AND TIME)

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - St. Matthew, East Stroudsburg (9:30 - 11:30) - School of Leaders

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - Nativity BVM, Tunkhannock (10:00 - 12:00) - School of Leaders (NOTE TIME)

​Saturday, August 12, 2017 - St. Vincent de Paul, Dingmans (9:30 - 11:30) - School of Leaders

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - St. Eulalia, Roaring Brook/Elmhurst (9:30 -11:30) - School of Leaders

​Saturday, October 142017 - St. Matthew, East Stroudsburg (9:30 - 11:30) - School of Leaders

Region 2 Fall Encounter, October 20 - 22, 2017, John Paul Retreat Center - see Region 2 site for details.

Saturday, November 182017 - Nativity BVM, Tunkhannock (10:00 - 12:00) - School of Leaders (NOTE TIME)

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - Queen of the Apostles, Avoca (9:30 - 11:30) - School of Leaders


Ultreya
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - St. Peter and Paul, Towanda in Grotto Hall on Lombard Street, 1 - 3 pm - Ultreya --------------
POSTPONED FROM FEB 12

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - St. Luke, Stroudsburg, 2 - 4 pm - Ultreya 

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - St. Luke, Stroudsburg, 2 - 4 pm - Ultreya 

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - St. Luke, Stroudsburg, 2 - 4 pm - Ultreya 

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - St. Luke, Stroudsburg, 2 - 4 pm - Ultreya 

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - St. Luke, Stroudsburg, 2 - 4 pm - Ultreya 

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - St. Luke, Stroudsburg, 2 - 4 pm - Ultreya 

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - St. Luke, Stroudsburg, 2 - 4 pm - Ultreya