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.

Women's Cursillo #72 -
Oct 3 - 6, 2019 - Julia Walsh, Rectora

Men's Cursillo #62 -
​March 26 - 29, 2020 - Tony Caputo, Rector

Contact Joe Alinoski (570-871-0489 or 570-876-4087) for more information.
School of Leaders/Events
Saturday, July 13, 2019 – Nativity BVM, Tunkhannock CANCELLED - please attend National Encounter

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