If you would like to
get a feel for what Cursillo is about, we encourage you to "come and
see." You are most welcome to join us for an Ultreya (ull-tray-ya
meaning “onward”), a monthly regional prayer-and-fellowship gathering of small
Cursillo groups. Currently, there are three Ultreyas:
NORTH COUNTRY CURSILLO ULTREYAS
Massena Region Ultreya (formerly Brasher Falls): Paused until August. New Dates TBA. St. Mary’s Social Hall, 11 Sycamore Street, Massena, NY
Contact: Marika Donders at 315-393-2920
Plattsburgh Region Ultreya (Formerly Peru Region): 2nd Friday of the month 6:30 pm at St. John the Baptist Church, 18 Bread Street Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Contact Mary Skillan firstname.lastname@example.org
Normally, there are two
Cursillo weekends each year, one for men, and one for women. The next Cursillo
weekends are tentatively planned for the Fall of 2023 or the Spring of 2024.
A Cursillo Weekend is an encounter with self, Christ and others. It is three days of joyful living and sharing, experiencing and learning a simple method to know God better and develop more fully as a Christian. The purpose of the weekend is to provide the tools for daily Christian living. Cursillo begins on a Thursday evening and ends Sunday evening.
During the three days, participants hear talks given by priests, deacons and lay persons, and may participate in discussion with others in small groups. The Eucharist is celebrated each day, and there is time for personal prayer and reflection, Sacrament of Reconciliation and fellowship. The weekend reviews the basics of Catholic faith with an emphasis on how you may live it more effectively in your own life.
Since each person’s circumstances in life are different and each has a unique relationship with God, the Cursillo weekend is a deeply personal experience and, as such, can’t be fully described. It must be lived and experienced first-hand to appreciate.
Below are links to the fillable PDF Candidate Application
form. Candidates should complete the candidate section of the Candidate
Application, print it, and give it to their parish priest to complete. Mail the completed form to the address at the
bottom of the form or contact the pre-Cursillo coordinator Mike Rabideau at email@example.com. If you are
interested in becoming a candidate but do not have a sponsor, please complete
the application and indicate that you will need a sponsor. The Cursillo Team
will assist with finding a sponsor in your area.
Sponsors should complete the Sponsor Application and read
the Sponsor Commitment carefully. If you have any questions about sponsoring,
please contact the pre-Cursillo coordinator Mike Rabideau firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to make a Cursillo Weekend, each candidate must have a sponsor. If you have questions, or would like to be sponsored, please contact the pre-Cursillo coordinator Mike Rabideau at email@example.com
The Secretariat is
the administrative arm of the North Country Cursillo and meets quarterly in person and other months
or as needed virtually via Zoom
Lay Director: Michael Neaton: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-643-2162
Secretary: Elaine Sater: esater@roadrunnercom
Treasurer: Mary Skillan: email@example.com
School of Leaders Chair: Cathy Witkowski: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre Cursillo Coordinator: Mike Rabideau: email@example.com
Post Cursillo Coordinator: Marika Donders: 315-393-2920
Weekend Coordinator: Linda Manchester: firstname.lastname@example.org
Palanca Coordinator: : Patricia Jenkins: email@example.com
Darcy Fargo: 315-393-2920
Kenneth Racette firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Manchester: email@example.com
Spiritual Advisor: Reverend Al Hauser