The Cursillo Method will be made clear during the Cursillo weekend.  A part of that method suggest that we meet regularly with a small group to talk about progress, successes and areas to improve.  This progress is based on the foundation of Piety, Study and Action.

An important resource for finding a group reunion is your sponsor.  The sponsor will be able to introduce you to a number of groups such that you can find a one in which you are most comfortable.

In addition to your sponsor we have included a list of Group Reunion Coaches.  These contacts can work with you and your sponsor to find you a group reunion with which to meet.

Name of group Meets where Leader Contact # Day Time
St Mel Fair Oaks Dickeys Rancho Michael Ochoa 916 730-3178 Monday 7pm
St Mel Fair Oaks Brookfields Chuck Friedrich 916 635-7791 Tuesday 6:30PM
Granite Bay Call for info Annadella    Wednesday  7pm
Holy Trinity ladies At parish Elaine Retz 530 306-5769 2nd 4th Tuesday 6pm
EDH Holy T men Rotates Matt Retz 530 306-3018 Tuesday 11:45AM
Roseville ladies Homes Patty MacEgan 916 207-8141 Varies Varies
Holy Rollers Varies Mary Arledge 916 835-5813 Tuesday  Night
Elk Grove Good Shepard James Cortes 916 753-4472 Saturday  8am
St Mel Fair Oaks St Mel Denny Shunta 916 952-4502 First Saturday 8:30 Mass/9:00
St Mel Women Various Brenda McCollum 916 502-6693 Third Monday 6pm
Rocklin Men McDonald’s  Ben Gonzales 916 474-1353 Every other Sat. 9am
Rocklin Men McDonalds Vince Johnson  916 521-7311 1st, 3rd, 4th Sats 7am
Rocklin Men Granite Grill Don Eagle 916 624-6417 Every other Monday 7am
Peter Paul Mens wake up Sts Peter and Paul Greg Phister 916 316-1754 2nd Saturday 6:30AM
Rocklin Family Homes Alana Welz Closed 3rd Tuesday TBD
Divine Savior Annie’s restaurant  Ron Bauer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 6:45AM


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The other day I met with my Group. Sometimes it is still called our 4th Day Group. As we talked, we all remarked on how much our lives have changed simply due to the fact that we are grouping every week.

In life’s busy schedule, it is often hard to maintain this relationship. Sometimes we have to skip a week. Sometimes we have to put it off for an hour until one or the other of us fits in that much needed exercise class or runs an errand. Sometimes we meet at Café Americano, and they graciously let us sit there for hours on end. Once I had breakfast AND lunch there, because different people joined us at staggered times!

But the absolute best group experiences we have are when we meet in one of our living rooms. We light a candle, say our prayers, and share from our hearts the struggles we make to fully live the gospel. We encourage each other, laugh and sometimes weep with each other, and help each other to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. This year we are talking a lot about the New Evangelization, and what that means in our little spheres of influence.

The very act of grouping motivates us, holds us accountable for being better Christians. Mass means so much more to me now; my prayer life is better; and my outreach is improved because of my group experience. In fact, grouping has turned out to be the very heart and soul of Cursillo for me.

There are many kinds of groups out there in Cursillo Land. There are big groups that meet at restaurants. There are couples groups that meet for wine and cheese, or sometimes a simple meal. There are small groups that meet in living rooms. They all have one thing in common: the very act of meeting encourages us to continue our journey toward Christ, to more fully live our faith.

If you don’t have a group, contact your secretariat for help in joining one. Remember your sponsor? Ask your sponsor to help you find a group that is a good fit for you. Or just invite a couple of your close friends to form a group with you. The format for grouping is in your Pilgrim’s Guide, and you can loosely follow it. Remember our motto, make a friend, be a friend, bring a friend to Christ. Happy grouping!


March 2014

I was told on my Cursillo back in 1974 that Palanca means lever—the word is related to the English word plank. A lever is a simple machine described and studied in first Physics class. For instance: To move a large rock out of a pothole, you could try to pick it up but inertia and gravity are working against you. A lever allows you to move objects much larger than you could unaided.


The Lord has truly blessed our Sacramento Cursillo movement this past weekend with the first successful Ultreya at St. Joseph Parish in Vacaville! The Ultreya was made possible through a collaborative effort from many active members in our community. Many prayers, the assistance of members of our Secretariat, and several Cursillistas who reside and regularly hold group reunions in the Vacaville area got the Ultreya off to a great start. We would like to thank Father Matthew for blessing our event and allowing the Movement to become an active presence in St. Joseph Church! Of the 16 individuals in attendance, 15 of them were Cursillistas, active and non-active, and one prospective candidate for the upcoming weekends. The parishioners present expressed gratitude at the opportunity to rekindle their Cursillo commitment and reconnect with other Cursillistas in the local community. Given the success of this Ultreya, there is hope that future ones will become instrumental in encouraging others to live a Cursillo weekend and practice their faith in community with other Cursillistas! All are welcome and encouraged to help with the continued growth of this Ultreya in Vacaville.

De Colores –

Alejandrina Anaya and Pam Gabriel


Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of us your faithful and kindle in us the fire of Your Love. Send forth Your Spirit and we shall be created and You shall renew the face of the earth.

O God, Who by the light of the Holy Spirit, instructs the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit, we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolations.  Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


"Without Me you can do Nothing"

How have you fed your relationship with Jesus Christ this week? When did you feel closest to Christ?


"If you knew the gift of God"

How did you study this week?


I will make you fishers of men

What apostolic success did the Lord accomplish through you:

  • in your family?
  • in your work?
  • in your Environment?

With what apostolic failure were you tested with this week?

  • How are we fulfilling our group''s mission?

As we pray, let us pray for those who are not with us this week.


We give You thanks Almighty God, for all the benefits You have given us. You Who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.

Sacramento Cursillo