The Cursillo® Movement pursues two purposes or objectives. The immediate purpose is to provide a conduit for living what is fundamental for being a Christian, namely, the on-going and total conversion of the person. The end purpose is to vertebrae Christianity in society by means of these persons who live what is fundamental for being Christian (the love of God and neighbor) in their daily lives.

Simply explained, the purpose of the Cursillo Movement is that we become the Good News, and that our actions naturally turn out to be evangelical in our daily lives.

Come Renew Friendships—Cursillo Ultreya

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO – St. Mary Cathedral – Huels Room 

WHEN: Third Friday of every month

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

CHAFFEE, MO –  St. Ambrose

WHEN: Third Saturday of every month

TIME: 9:00 a.m.

SPRINGFIELD, MO – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton school cafeteria

WHEN: Third Saturday of every month

TIME: 9:00 a.m. (west/school parking lot entrance)

Upcoming Cursillo Weekends in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau:

Location: the beautiful Pinecrest Camp and Conference Center, Fredericktown, MO (


  • Women’s weekend – February 22-25, 2018
  • Men’s weekend – March 22-25, 2018



For more information about Cursillo in the diocese, contact Sharon Essner at, (573) 334-0373 or Anne Detten at, (417) 889-8615.

The National Cursillo USA may be found here.

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School of Leaders for Cursillo of Southern Missouri, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau


Cape Girardeau – St. Mary Cathedral, 6:30 p.m:

  • 2017 – September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14
  • 2018 – January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12


  • TBA


SCHEDULE: 2016-2017 Cursillo® School of Leaders is as follows (all Chapter references are from the Cursillo® Leader’s Manual):

August 2016 – Chapter 1, Evolution of the Cursillo® Movement and Chapter 2, The Essence, Purpose and Mentality of the Cursillo® Movement
September 2016 – Chapter 3, The Strategy of the Movement and Chapter 4, Pastoral Application
October 2016 – Chapter 5, The Role of Cursillo® Leaders
November 2016 – Chapter 6, School of Leaders
December 2016 – Chapter 7, The Diocesan Secretariat and Chapter 8, Pastoral Plan
January 2017 – Chapter 9, The Precursillo [Part 1 of 2]
February 2017 – Chapter 9, The Precursillo [Part 2 of 2]
March 2017 – Chapter 10, The 3-Day Cursillo [Part 1 of 2]
April 2017 – Chapter 10, The 3-Day Cursillo [Part 2 of 2]
May 2017 – Chapter 11, The Post-Cursillo [Part 1 of 2]
June 2017 – Chapter 11, The Post-Cursillo [Part 2 of 2]
July 2017 – Chapter 13, Understanding the Conversion Process




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