Kalamazoo Diocese English/Spanish Cursillo

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

regional ultreya at St. mary's in Bronson


Thanks to everyone as it was a super good   showing in Bronson.

 47 people were there to see a great facility.  The mood was light and friendly, and the most important thing, the food was excellent. 

How about a big thank-you to Jon and Janet Cox, who did a great job of preparing the facility from start to finish.  

An inspiring witness was shared by Les Thieme, (weekend #71), as he talked about his journey to the church and now in Cursillo.

Our substitute M.C. for this one, Sharon Matkin, did her usual superb job of handling the evening.

All had fun and all were very friendly and inspiring.

Thank you Cursillo Community.

Have you thought about what your witness can be?

People are needed to step up and give a short 5-10 minute witness at a future Ultreya.  

Tell us what Cursillo has done for you and how it is playing in your life.

This is a First Ultreya for this parish



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The Next English Ultreyas for Kalamazoo

Bring a Friend or a potential candidate for a Weekend

 Get out your Calendars and Save the following Dates for future Ultreyas:

Monday August 26, 2019 at St Mary's, 602 W. Chicago, Bronson, MI 49028 at 7:00 pm

Sunday October 6, 2019 at St. Tom's, 412 Monroe, Kalamazoo, MI at 2:30 pm

Sunday November 3, 2019 at St. Tom's, 412 Monroe, Kalamazoo MI at 2:30 pm

Remember the Women's English weekend is October 17 - 20, 2019 at The Amigo Centre in Sturgis. We need candidates and prayers for the Team!


AUGUST ULTREYA -- Monday August 26th

SEPTEMBER --Women's Team Preparation and 

                            Secretariat Meeting

OCTOBER ULTREYA -- Sunday October 6th at St. Thomas More-Kalamazoo-starts at 2:30 PM in the Couger Room

NOVEMBER ULTREYA -- Sunday November 3rd @ St. Thomas More, Kalamazoo- starts at 2:30 PM in the Couger Room

News About Coming Weekends

It's not too early to get signed up for Women's #72

We are down to just a few months to go before the October women's weekend.

We do have some applications in hand, and the team is continuing preparation for the October 17-20th  weekend for women.  It won't hurt to talk with your candidate and get them signed up now to reserve their spot on the weekend.



Upcoming English Weekend

Please mark your calendars:

Women's #72 weekend - October 17-20, 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.  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"

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


Bulletin Insert-color- printout-2019-20 (pdf)







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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

Spanish:  El  grupo de oración de Holy Ángeles, te invita ala misa de sanación y  alabanza este martes 21 de mayo alas 6:00 pm. "Vengan ami todos los que  esten cansados y agobiados que yo los  aliviarse ".

English 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 3-5, 2019

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

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