About Cursillo
Vision and Mission

Intro to Cursillo

National View

Message from our Bishop

Papal Addresses to Cursillistas

Pope Francis on Cursillo

St Paul-Patron of Cursillo

Our Lady of Guadalupe-Patroness



The Most Rev.
Paul Gregory Bootkoski, Emeritus
was named the
Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen

Saint Pope John Paul II
on January 4, 2002.

He was installed as the
Fourth Bishop of Metuchen
on March 19, 2002.



I am very happy to recommend the Cursillo Movement for your serious consideration.  This Movement has a history of fine accomplishments in recent Catholic circles, where it appears to have borne wonderful fruit in the spiritual lives of many people.  Those who are Cursillistas are certainly the kind of people whom one finds energetically promoting the cause of Christ and His Church in many parts of the world.    

I ask God to bless the Cursillo Movement, and, if it is your good fortune to make a Cursillo, to bless you in that undertaking.    


(Following is a letter from Bishop Paul Bootkoski)

Dear Friends,

Cursillo is alive and well in the Diocese of Metuchen! As a Cursillista, I wholeheartedly endorse the Cursillo Movement in our diocese.

I had the privilege to take part in a Cursillo and found it a spiritually moving weekend, a time to deepen my awareness of Jesus' love for me and my commitment as a priest.

Since then, I have served as a Spiritual Director on three other Cursillos. Please know that this encounter with Jesus has my full endorsement. Those who enter into the weekend experience in an open way will be renewed in all aspects of life.

While carving out a "free" weekend is a challenge in our fast-paced world be assured it will be well worth the sacrifice.

As our Catholic Church seeks ever to renew ourselves in our faith, I have found no better way for an adult to be renewed in the Lord than the Cursillo.

Those who take part will be more deeply a vibrant member of our Church and all will benefit.

If you have not made a Cursillo, please take the step and discuss your readiness with a team member. You will not regret it and our Church will be ever grateful.

Yours in Our Lord,

Most Reverend Paul Bootkowski
Bishop of Metuchen N.J.

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