The Cursillo Movement is introduced over a consecutive seventy-two hour period called a "Three Day Weekend."  During the three day weekend, which generally begins Friday evening and ends Monday evening, a team of religious and lay personnel present a series of talks to the candidates and the entire group calls upon the Holy Spirit for enlightenment and guidance.  The team and candidates live as a small Christian community over the weekend and discuss these talks in small groups.  The discussions provide an opportunity to share insights about the presentations and hear how others received that same presentation.  The talks and discussions cover a variety of topics including:

  • The lay person's role within the Churchcursillo rainbow
  • Meaning of grace and sacraments
  • Importance of prayer and the study of God
  • Christian  leadership and living Christianity in community
  • Our call to bring Christ to others and transform the very environments in which we live
  • The importance of supporting one another in our efforts to live a truly Christian life

Throughout the weekend the participants will pray together, attend daily mass and have an opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation.  Typically, by the end of the weekend, candidates have a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and a better understanding of the power of the Holy Spirit.  Also, candidates leave the weekend knowing that they have been called to spread the Word of God.



Women's Cursillo Weekend

April 15 - 18 2016

St. John's Church, Agawam, MA

Candidate dropoff 7:00 PM April 15th.


Rectora:  Katie Orellana
Asst. Rectora:  Patty Deshaies 
Spiritual Director:  Fr. John Hurley
Spiritual Director:  Pat Triggs 
Head Cha:  Eileen Fowler
Cha:  Mayra Prats
Cha:  Cindy Whalen
Ideals:  Suzanne Malloy
Layperson in the Church:  Elaine Hebert-Dancik
Piety:  Maria Fessia
Study:  Pat Mack
Action:  Mary Jo Gallagher
Christianity in Action:  Julie Prats
Leaders:  Marianne Smith
Study of Environments:  Peggy Garand
9th Member:  Eileen Trznadel 


Men's Cursillo Weekend

October 9 - 12, 2015




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