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“A Small Course in Christianity”

Cursillo is a three-day encounter with Christ that teaches a method through which one’s spirituality may be developed, lived and shared. The major emphasis of the weekend is to ask participants to take what they have learned back into the world, on what is known as the "fourth day." 

The Cursillo weekend for Lorain County usually happens once a year, one weekend for men, one for women. During the weekend, the team and participants live and work together, listening to talks by priests, deacons, and laity; they share, pray, and receive the Eucharist together. The weekend is held at St. Augustine Church, 2486 W 14th St, Cleveland, OH 44113. Deacon John Rivera is a spiritual director for Cursillo.

The Lorain Spanish-English Speaking Cursillo website gives a brief history of Cursillo, and more detailed information about Cursillo in Lorain County.

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To attend a weekend

Applications and pamphlets can be found in the vestibule of the church. Watch the bulletin for upcoming weekend dates. In 2019, the weekend will be in October for men, and November for women.

After the weekend

Many cursillistas (people who have made a Cursillo weekend) meet with their respective group at least once a month for prayer, sharing, and encouragement. Additionally, they are invited to attend a monthly Ultreya where cursillistas and their guests (spouse, family, friends) meet for learning, sharing, and celebrating.

To be a member of the core team

Members of the core team are cursillistas, that is, they have made a Cursillo. The team holds several formation meetings. Various duties are assigned during these meetings.

Contact Information

To learn more, you may contact Mike Yarosh, 440‑; or Chris Yarosh, 440‑; or Deacon John Rivera, 440‑327‑1978,

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