Women's Coordinator: Mary Giordano, 816-215-2677 mgiordano at kc.rr.com
Men's Coordinator: Henry Parente, 816-507-1699 and hsparente08 at gmail.com
Cursillo is a movement within the Catholic Church that through its method and God's grace brings the Christian faith to life by facilitating an encounter with oneself, Christ, and our brothers and sisters. It enables Catholics to: Deepen their relationship with Christ; Grow in their understanding and appreciation for the Catholic faith; Share their faith with family, friends, and others; and Sustain a much deeper faith life for the rest of their lives. Learn more at KCSJ Cursillo Movement Website
Brief History of group: The Cursillo Movement began in Spain in the mid-1940’s and came to the United States in 1957. It was brought to the KC-St. Joseph diocese in 1962 by Father Fidelis Albrecht, OFM. Our group at St. Andrew’s has been meeting regularly since 2007.
Usual Meeting: Men meet on Saturday mornings at 7am in the Parish Hall. Women meet on Tuesday mornings at 9:30am in the Fr. Pileki Room (rectory basement).
Activities: There is a 3-day Cursillo weekend usually held twice in year. Several Parishioners from St. Andrew’s have made their Cursillo weekend over the years. But you can come to our weekly “reunions” whether or not you have made your Cursillo weekend
"For me, Cursillo is a joyful experience that's added a new dimension to my prayer life. It's provided me with an avenue to share my faith with other like-minded women in small faith sharing groups and continue developing my spiritual life within myself, my family, and my environment through prayer, study, and action. The Cursillo Movement provides a method, technique, and tools to strengthen your relationship with God and follow Jesus." - Debbie Childress, Cursillo #217
“Cursillo has been a life changing experience for me. Even though I don’t have any biological brothers, I truly believe these men that I meet with weekly and the ones who participated in my Cursillo weekend years ago are like my brothers. It is a wonderful way to get closer to Christ and jump start your faith life all at once.” - Henry Parente, St. Andrew the Apostle Parishioner
"Cursillo began with the weekend, but the continued sharing at small group and at Ultreya (larger group sharing) has connected me with brothers and sisters who love Christ and try to spread the “Good News” in their everyday environments. I am inspired to be more for Christ by their witnesses. Cursillo is so authentic and it has made me a better Catholic." -Mary Giordano, Cursillo #31, St. Anthony’s Table.