Kalamazoo Diocese English/Spanish Cursillo

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


 The Kalamazoo Cursillo Movement will be hosting four 3-day weekends. 

Women's weekends are October 10-13 (Spanish) and October 17-20 (English). 

Men's weekends are October 3-6 (Spanish) and March 12-15, 2020 (English). 

Contact Jeff Chancey at 269-921-2867, lakestate1985@gmail.com or Carlos Alfaro at 269-615-1315, carlosalfaro0953@gmail.com for more information. 

For the Women's #72 Weekend on October 17-20, 2019

72-hour Palanca Sign Up-RIGHT HERE



Dear Kalamazoo Cursillistas and Friends of the Cursillo Movement,

Our next Ladies Cursillo weekend in English is less than two weeks away (Oct 17-19).  The success of the weekend is dependent on your Palanca (prayers and sacrifices made for the success of the weekend).  Palanca is what continues to allow Cursillo to be a place where people encounter Christ. We need ALL of you to participate as we must fill ALL 72 hours of the weekend.  CHRIST IS COUNTING ON YOU! 

Please click on the link below to sign up for 1 hour or more of private prayer time (in the comfort of your own home, church, or any other setting you choose). 

Thank you for signing up and your continued commitment to the Cursillo movement.



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The Next English Ultreyas for Kalamazoo

Bring a Friend or a potential candidate for a Weekend

Where: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church,601 S. Douglas Ave, Three Rivers, MI

When: Sunday November 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Please note the start time of 4:00 pm

As always, feel free to bring a sweet or savory treat to share with others.  



NOVEMBER ULTREYA -- Sunday November 3rd at 4:00 PM

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church,601 S. Douglas Ave, Three Rivers, MI

News About Coming Weekends




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 up to approximately 2 weeks before the weekend actually begins.  Reserve your spot on the weekend by submitting an application.  We are very close to filling to capacity on our weekends in Kalamazoo.  Please inform your candidate that the cost is $150.00 for everything on the weekend and if they want to pay, (before or when they arrive), the check must be made out to "Diocese of 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"

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Notice: The regular site for our monthly Ultreyas is now being debated by the Secretariat.

Due to Fr. Dan recently being moved to Coldwater, the Secretariat is considering other sites for our regular Ultreyas, so that we can be closer to Coldwater, but still as much centered in the Diocese as possible.

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

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Spanish Weekends

(Fines de semana Españoles):

Men's (Hombres)- October 3-5, 2019

Woman's (Mujeres)- October 10-13, 2019

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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?  


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