Cursillo Movement

Cursillo is a church movement formed by a group of men and women.

After they lived at cursillo for 3 days (a retreat) they gather together in Ultreya’s (meetings) or in a group to deepen, and intensify their answer to God’s call: living and sharing the Christian life, witnessing the Gospel in their world and daring others to answer the same call.

To live a Cursillo is to make a stop in ones life. It is to offer oneself a great opportunity to listen to the Lord, to deepen ones relationship with him, ones family and helping one to become a better individual, better Christian.

The Cursillo started in Spain (Palma De Maiorca) in the 40’s. From then on they have spread throughout the world becoming a source of great apostleship in the parishes where they are organized.

The Cursillo’s in Portuguese began in Our Lady of Fatima, Ludlow in 1998 with the support of the secretariat from Connecticut. The pioneers were a group of five men and five women (4 couples, a widow and a priest).

In May 2000, Thomas Dupre – Bishop of Springfield approved the Diocesan Secretariat for the Cursillo movement in Portuguese nominating Fr. Vitor Oliveira its spiritual director.

Every year in June we celebrate the Day of the Cursillo. We gather with our families and friends that we want to invite on an appointed Sunday for a mass and after we congregate in the Parish Hall for an afternoon of music and entertainment.


Meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm at the Parish Center.
and the 4th Saturday of the month at 7:00pm at the church hall.

List of Organization Members

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