Kalamazoo Diocese English/Spanish Cursillo

     Cursillo is an encounter with Christ.  It promotes a spiritual revitalization of our world. 

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Ultreyas for the Kalamazoo (English)

March and April Ultreyas are held at St. Thomas More


Feel free to bring a sweet or savory treat and join us for prayer, a witness talk, song, food, grouping,spiritual direction, Eucharistic Adoration and more!

Ultreyas held at St. Thomas More, (2:30 PM time),  are scheduled for: 

March 31st,  (Sunday)         

April 14th,    (Sunday)



News About Coming Weekends

Bring in Candidates for the Men's weekend--Match 14-17th

So far, we have only a few men to make the next men's weekend coming up quick.  All Mass talks have ceased and now we are looking for applications.  We do have a few, and each one is so important, but we need more candidates to go on with this coming weekend.

The team is preparing like no other for a great, wonderful, inspiring and fruitful  3-days.

Tell them to "Come As You Are".



Upcoming English Weekend

Please mark your calendars:

Men's #71 weekend - March 14-17, 2019

All weekends begin at approximately 6:30 PM on Thursday, and end by 6:00 PM on Sunday.

Candidate applications are welcomed at any time.  Reserve your spot on the weekend by submitting an application.  We are very close to filling to capacity on our weekends in Kalamazoo.

Where are Weekends Held?

The Amigo Retreat Centre- 6 miles north of Sturgis, Michigan, located on a beautiful serene lake, great accommodations, meeting room, good food, coffee and snacks at all times, Mass every day, meditations, songs, and speakers of both laypersons and clergy.  Most of all, it will be a very relaxing and fun weekend.  Just sit back and enjoy, with some social time and a good nights rest in very nice rooms, (w/showers and bathrooms for each).

When packing, just bring along some comfortable clothes and personal items.  No book or deck of cards needed, and just dress casual-Come as You Are.  Want to wear P.J.'s all day-fine.  Want to wear your bunny slippers-sure.  There is no dress code, but you must dress.

Also, bring your funniest jokes for the joke time to share if you want.

If you want to know more, please check the contact information listed under the Secretariat, (at the top of the home page), button.

Women's #72-held October 17-20, 2019

De Colores!

Download application for a cursillo weekend here

Are you ready to sign up for a weekend?  You may click on the application button below, print it out and turn in to your sponsor or to any secretariat member listed on this web site.

If printing the 3-Fold Brochure, be sure to select "2- sided" and "Flip on short edge"

Kalamazoo Cursillo Sponsor Info (pdf)


De Colores-Spanish words and music-National Cursillo (pdf)


Bulletin Insert-color- printout-2019 (pdf)


3-fold brochure-2019 (pdf)


Candidate Application-2019-1 (pdf)



Kalamazoo English Newsletter

Better yet, see us in person at the next Ultreya!

We love our Cursillo Community, so feel free to stop in just to say hi!

Kalamazoo Diocese Engl/Spanish Catholic Cursillo

421 Monroe St, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006, United States

(269) 689-9087

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If not noted to be held elsewhere, Ultreyas are usually held on the 2nd Sunday-St. Thomas Moore-2:30

Very important:  The site of the monthly Ultreya may be changed, as well as the date and time, due to a "special Ultreya", with the  time and date to be announced- be sure to check this site and also our monthly news letter for updates.

The next weekend for women is now set for October 17-20, 2019, at the Amigo Retreat Centre near Sturgis, MI.

Next men's weekend will be on March 14-17, 2019, at the Amigo Retreat Centre, in Sturgis, MI.  

It is not too early to get signed up now.

Kalamazoo Diocese English and Spanish Cursillo

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Ultreya Facts

Ultreyas are usually held every 2nd Sunday - 2:30 pm at St. Thomas Moore Student Parish in Kalamazoo, 421 Monroe St.  (some exceptions) (see newsletter)


Spanish Weekends

(Fines de semana Españoles):

Men's (Hombres)- October 5-8, 2017

Woman's (Mujeres)- October 12-15, 2017

Ultreyas ...... T.B.

about grouping


Are YOU Grouping?


How to Group

  Cursillistas use The Order of Group Reunion as an outline for their weekly conversations. These conversations touch on the practices and activities of God on us, and us on God. As such, the Order is simply a series of questions that act as a guide. Mature Cursillistas may skip the outline entirely, because their sharing in a less structured format covers all the bases anyway. Use the questions that work for you, but don’t shun the “hard” ones. “Put everything to the test. Accept what is good.”   

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

 1 Thessalonians 5:21 Opening Prayer Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and kindle in us the fire of Your love. Send forth Your spirit and we shall be created And You shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray: O God, Who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by that same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in Your consolations, through Christ our Lord. Amen 


  Piety With what spiritual aids have I nourished my vital union with Christ this week? What was the moment in which I felt closest to Christ? Was there a time when I felt far away from Christ? When was that, and what was the cause?   


  Study What have I read or observed in my environment to enrich my relationship with God? What have I done to understand better the gift of God?   


  Action What have I done to share the Christ-life in me with others? Were there times that I held back and missed the opportunity to share it? What apostolic success did the Lord accomplish through me in my family, my work, and my environment?   


  Plan What is my plan for the coming week? What will I do in the next 48 hours to bring this about? Closing Prayer We give You thanks, Almighty God, for all the benefits You have given us. You Who live and reign forever and ever. Amen. Close with an Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be, lifting in prayer all who are present, and all who could not be present. Pray for each other during the week that we will have the strength to continue the journey as we bring others to Christ. 

   What can group reunion mean to you?  


A video for meditation