Cursillo Secretariat

Rev. P. Gregory Oligschlaeger
Spiritual Advisor
Susan Stolwyk
Lay Director
Ted Sander
Mary Wideman
Pre Cursillo Chair
Becky Sander
Applications Coordinator
Dan Kliethermes
Cursillo Weekend Chair
Beth Ann Keener and Paula Heath
Post Cursillo Chair
John Keener
School of Leaders
Paula Heath
Communications Coordinator
Paula Heath
Prayer Hotline

P.O. Box 373
Columbia, MO 65205-0373

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DeColores! Bishop Shawn McKnight has appointed me to be your Spiritual Advisor for the Diocese of Jefferson City Cursillo Movement. I have been a priest of the Diocese for 26 years and I am currently the pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Monroe City and St. Stephen Parish in Indian Creek. It is my pleasure to pray with you, serve you, and assist in helping you grow in your relationship with God and to be a witness of your Catholic faith as you put that faith into action. Our Catholic Church needs your gifts to serve our parishes. Continue to meet and pray in your small groups. As you know, Grouping is essential to spiritual growth and the inspiration to our Christian leadership that began with your Cursillo weekend. “Christ is Counting on You!”

Cursillo is a work of the Catholic Church. It has the same apostolic purpose as the Church in that it seeks to bring others closer to Christ. It is approved by the pope and bishops. Cursillo (pronounced KER SEE O) is a three-day learning and sharing experience of what it truly means to live as a Christian. Cursillo is a Spanish word which means “a short course.” If you are looking for more in your faith life; if you want to know how to live out your baptismal calling and are looking for a life-long method to carry you through on your journey – Cursillo may be for you! For more information, click for the Cursillo Brochure or contact the diocesan group at the email address below. You may also click here for a candidate application.

Click here for the official website for the national Cursillo organization

Have you made a Cursillo weekend or changed your email address?

Did you make a Cursillo Weekend before moving to the Diocese of Jefferson City?  Or has your email address changed?  If you would like to know more about activities within our diocesan Cursillo Movement, or to receive our newsletters, please contact us at

Cursillo Ultreya & Potluck (Columbia)

December 1 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm CST

Inviting all Diocese Cursillistas-Ultreya and Potluck Join us Thursday, December 1 in Flanagan Hall with a Potluck beginning at 6:15pm. Please bring a dish to share. Drinks and table service…

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Cursillo Grand Reunion (Jefferson City)

February 25, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm CST

A day to gather all Cursillista’s of the Diocese together to group, hear from some amazing presenters, break bread and worship! Details will be shared as soon as possible

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#71 Men’s Cursillo Weekend

March 2, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - March 5, 2023 @ 6:00 pm CST

The Cursillo Movement of the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri It’s a worldwide faith formation and renewal movement alive in our diocese! Your are invited to attend! Through faith, support of…

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#79 Women’s Cursillo Weekend

March 16, 2023 @ 6:30 am - March 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm CDT

The Cursillo Movement of the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri It’s a worldwide faith formation and renewal movement alive in our diocese! You are invited to attend! Through faith,…

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