Diocese of Portland, ME

“Make a friend, be a friend, bring a friend to Christ!”



Through this website, the Secretariat and the School of Leaders will bring you up to date on the latest information on the Cursillo Movement in Maine.  Tens of thousands of Catholics throughout the world have lived a Cursillo weekend.

The Name “Cursillo” is Spanish, meaning the “Short Course” – a short course in Catholic Christianity for adults who want to learn more about their faith.  During these three days, those attending will listen to talks given be clergy and other laity, meet new friends, and have the opportunity to receive Grace.

Over the weekend, participants will share the Eucharist, experience the Sacraments, learn to pray and to laugh together as a community.  The Cursillo begins on Thursday evening with check-in between 6:30 and 7pm, and will end around 7pm  on Sunday evening.

Maine Cursillo takes place at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop, ME.

Christ  is counting on us to share His love and His mercy with family and friends!  

Psalm 126 shows us how to do this - through living out our Joy in loving Brother Jesus.


“Then it will be said among (others),

The LORD has done great things for them”.  

They are attracted by our Joy as we share our experience of Cursillo.

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Mar 30-April 2

Sept 28-Oct 1


May 5-8

Oct 26-29

 Calendar of upcoming events



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Saturday, November 12

Holy Spirit Ultreya

St. Martha’s, Kennebunk

Friday, November 18

Greater Portland/ Westbrook Ultreya

St. Anthony’s - Westbrook

Sunday November 20

School of Leaders

St. Charles - Brunswick

Monday, November 21

Brunswick Ultreya

St. Charles - Brunswick

Monday, November 28

Lewiston-Auburn Ultreya

6:30 Rosary 7:00 Ultreya followed by Snacks!

Dominican Room

Sts Peter & Paul Basilica - Lewiston

Tuesday, November 29

Augusta Ultreya

St Monica’s Chapel

Sunday, December 4

York Ultreya

St Christopher’s

Saturday, December 10

Holy Spirit Ultreya

St. Martha’s, Kennebunk

Friday, December  16

Greater Portland/ Westbrook Ultreya

St. Anthony’s - Westbrook

Sunday, December 18

School of Leaders

St. Charles - Brunswick

JAN 22

FEB 26

MAR 19



JAN 22

FEB 26

MAR 19

Please Remember to Pray a Rosary for Maine Cursillo on Thursdays! Thank you! THE FALL WOMEN'S WEEKEND HAS BEEN CANCELLED :(

2017 Applications now available -

Check out the

“Short Course on Sponsoring”

On the application page

Updated 11/6/16

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CHECK IT OUT… On the School of Leaders Page

New reading sources, new dates, new discussions!

Workshop notes from the October 1 meeting at Camp Mechuwana!

On the Secretariat Page

A letter from Cursillestas reporting a discussion with Bishop Deeley about Cursillo!

On the Applications page … New 2017 application form ready for download