Welcome to our Diocesan Cursillo Website!

Retreats are excellent for spiritual renewal. But, have you noticed how that fire for the Lord seems to get snuffed out within 24 hours of the end of the retreat? Wouldn’t it be great to bottle up that fire and keep it burning for a long time? You have come to the right place! Have you made your Cursillo Weekend and need to rekindle the fire within? You’ve come to the right place, too!

All of us are longing for something. That something is a relationship with Jesus Christ. Once one discovers the longing is for a deeper (or beginning) relationship with Jesus Christ the individual is ready to make our Cursillo Weekend experience. Cursillo” is Spanish for “short courses.” These short courses take place during a retreat weekend with others on the same search. The courses help the candidates fall deeper in love with Christ and his Church. What is even better about this weekend (Thursday evening through Sunday evening) is that the team walks the candidates through a process so they will continue to grow in their relationship with Christ and his Church. For those who have made their weekend, this is the website needed to explore the tool box given on the weekend and put those tools to work again!

If you have not made your Cursillo Weekend yet, ask someone who has to help you take the appropriate steps to be part of a life-changing constant faith growing experience.

Rev. Joseph S. Corel
Diocesan Cursillo Spiritual Advisor


What is Cursillo?

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.  The word “Cursillo” is Spanish and 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.

The official website for the national Cursillo organization is


Rev. Joseph S. Corel
Spiritual Director
Beth Schroeder
Lay Director
(Open Position)
Assistant Lay Director
Debbie Klindt
Deb Gerecke

(Open Position)
Pre Cursillo Chair
Frank Appelgate
Cursillo Weekend Chair
Marcia Doll
Post Cursillo Chair
Monica Galarza
School of Leaders

Leigh Tenkku Lepper
Application Coordinator
Paula Heath
Communications Coordinator

Contact Information

PO Box 104923
Jefferson City, MO 65110

Rev. Joseph S. Corel
Spiritual Director

Beth Schroeder
Lay Director

Email: moc.l1503516983iamg@1503516983ollis1503516983ruc.e1503516983secoi1503516983d.yti1503516983cffej1503516983

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