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 #70 -
Oct 5 - 8, 2017,
Kathy Ostrowski, Rectora

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

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

​Saturday, January 13, 2018 - St. Gabriel, Clarks Summit (9:30 - 111:30) - School of Leaders​ (NOTE: This is a revised date).

​Saturday, February 10, 2018 - Queen of the Apostles, Avoca (9:30 - 11:30) - School of Leaders

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

​Saturday, April 21, 2018 - St. Matthew, E. Stroudsburg (9:30 - 11:30) - School of Leaders

Wednesday, May 24, 2018 - St. Gabriel, Clarks Summit (6 - 8 pm) - School of Leaders (NOTE DAY & TIME)

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 20, 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, October 22, 2017 - St. Luke, Stroudsburg, 2 - 4 pm - Ultreya (in the Jacques Center).

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - Our Lady of Snows, Clarks Summit, 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