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Make a Friend, Be a Friend,

Bring that Friend to Christ

What is “Cursillo” ?

Cursillo is a worldwide movement of the Roman Catholic Church. Using the tools of piety, study and action, it provides for a three day encounter with self, Christ and each other to become Christian leaders in our environments. Cursillo offers a method to grow in Christian community by sustained sharing, prayer and study in small friendship groups. Friendship groups enrich our lives with piety, grow our understanding of faith in study, and take action to bring others to Christ.


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Why is there a Cursillo?

Our movement exists so that on judgment day there will be more saints in full communion with our Creator. We meet to answer the essential question of our Cursillo Movement: How does my action build God's community? I invite you to take a moment to reflect on God's action in life so that it may become your action in this life.


Deacon Timothy

How to get involved?

Join us at an Ultreya (gathering of friendship groups) and/or School of Leaders' meeting to share and be Christ with each other. Learn more about our Cursillo Movement and make a friend, be a friend, and help bring that friend to Christ.

Click here for a list of the Ultreya locations and the meeting schedule.

Questions Answered.


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