421 Monroe St, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006, United States
Kalamazoo Diocese English/Spanish Cursillo

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

Kalamazoo News




The Women’s Team #70 is forming and it’s time to start thinking and praying about asking possible Candidates to attend the Women’s Weekend October 18-21, 2018.


· Many of you expressed interest in doing “Mass Talks”, sharing your Cursillo experience and to answer questions regarding a Cursillo Weekend.

· Mass Talks are EXTREMELY rewarding and FUN…and very effective in spreading our beautiful Cursillo Movement.

· MANY Mass Talks have been previously given, providing fruitful results!

· There are OVER 50 PARISHES in our Diocese and need your help!!

· Please contact me and I would be happy to provide you with previous Mass Talks, along with the steps to coordinate a Mass Talk at one of our many Parishes.


· MEN’S Weekend #67

o 13 Candidates, 10 Sponsors representing 7 Parishes

· WOMEN’S Weekend #68

o 25 Candidates, 10 Sponsors representing 11 Parishes

· MEN’S Weekend #69

o 29 Candidates, 14 Sponsors representing 11 Parishes


Cursillo is an effective means to share the Gospel and bring many closer to Christ! 

Cursillo was meant to be passed on in a personal way by Cursillistas! 

That said...we must use ALL our means to share this priceless gift!

Please give me a call or send me an email if I can help in any way…

As Cursillistas, we were all taught to…



Bring that Friend to CHRIST!!

Please help Sponsor a Candidate…


Jeff Chancey






Please mark your calendars and plan to attend...

Kalamazoo Diocese Grand Ultreya!

English and Spanish Cursillistas Celebrate Together

August 11, 2018  Noon -5pm

Praise, Prayer, and Worship!  Food, Fun and Fellowship.  

News About Coming Weekends





Upcoming English Weekends-

Please mark your calendars:

Women's #70 weekend - October 18-21, 2018

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

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

Candidate applications are welcome 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-Sturgis, Michigan

October 18-21, 2018--Women's #70 *** March 14-17, 2019--Men's #71

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.

Kalamazoo Cursillo Candidate Application (pdf)


Kalamazoo Cursillo Sponsor Info (pdf)


Bulletin Insert-Color-2019(women&men) (pdf)


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


3-fold brochure-June2018-finish (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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Ultreyas are usually held on the 2nd Sunday-St. Thomas Moore-Kalamazoo-2:00 pm

Please note that there are some exceptions to the date and the site of "special Ultreyas"- be sure to check this site and also our monthly news letter for updates.

The next weekend for women is now set for October 18-21, 2018, 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.  

Get signed up now.

It is never too early to get your application in to reserve your spot on a weekend.  There is no cha

Kalamazoo Diocese English and Spanish Cursillo

Ultreya Facts

Ultreyas are usually held every 2nd Sunday - 2:00 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