421 Monroe St, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006, United States

(269) 689-9087

Kalamazoo Diocese English/Spanish Cursillo

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


  ULTREYA PICTURES are in the “About Us” Section - 2nd button above


To download your  Cursillo newsletter-click on "newsletter"

It's easy to get any of our past newsletters.  Just scroll back up to the top, and on the home page, move 3 headings to the right and click on the "NEWSLETTER" button.

On that page, scroll to the one you want and click and print it out.

Cursillo Kalamazoo- Blog

latest newsletter is now available

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Don't forget to see the latest from the NEWSLETTERS button at the top of this HOME page

The Next English Ultreyas for Kalamazoo

Bring a Friend or a potential candidate for a Weekend


Mark your calendars. Here is the date for the next Ultreya


Greetings - Our next Ultreya, to welcome all 29 of the Men of Cursillo #73, will be on Sunday May 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm at Immaculate Conception in Three Rivers.  More details as we get closer to that date.

De Colores!

  • More details will be provided in the coming weeks, but get it on your calendar now......
  • Looking for witness speaker volunteers...share the JOY of Cursillo through your witness.

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



EWTN and Godfellas Group

EWTN Programming EWTN has daily Mass live every morning at 8 am. EWTN also has the rosary every day at 3:30 pm from the grotto at Lourdes. This is a same-day recording that started because of Covid-19. Categories SCHEDULE GODFellas Men’s Fellowship Thursdays at 6:30 am Rose Center in St. Joseph. Interested? Please check our Godfellas blog site: https://lilleyjoeoil.com/Godfellas/?page_id=8

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"

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


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




NEW CURSILLISTA Information Form-this one-2020 (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

For more Cursillo information

Please call or send us an email here.

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

Spanish Facts


  Spanish Weekends

(Fines de semana Españoles):

Men's (Hombres)- October 1-4, 2020

Woman's (Mujeres)- October 8-11, 2020

Ultreyas ...... T.B.A.

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