Attention all Cursillistas...
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Metuchen Cursillo Movement
welcomes you!

We invite you to consider
joining us on a
Cursillo Weekend.

We also host many events
for Cursillistas and friends.


Following is a list of
Special Events: 


Picnic & Prayer

Region 2 Fall Encounter

Trenton Cursillo Bilingual Mass

Send-Off Mass Oct 17

Sponsors Mass Nov 14

Closing Ceremony Nov 17

Group Reunion Dec 7

View Past Events...

Annual Encounter With Christ

Christmas Party

Installation Ceremony

Women’s Weekend

Men's Weekend


Mission of the 
Franciscan Friars of the Renewal 

To Live the Holy Gospel

“The primary mission of our community is a wholehearted embracing of Jesus Christ and our Holy Father St. Francis. Through our commitment to prayer and contemplation, the study of Sacred Scripture, and our fidelity to the Church and the Sacraments, our fraternal life, and our generous service to others, especially the poor, we receive nourishment necessary to live out our lives as sons of St. Francis in the Capuchin tradition.” (CFR Constitutions)


Dear Cursillistas and friends,  

The Metuchen Cursillo Movement’s 10th Annual Encounter With Christ was held on Saturday, April 6, 2019. 

The theme of the Encounter was "Our Lady of Guadalupe - Star of the New Evangelization". Bishop James Checchio will be consecrating the Diocese of Metuchen to Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12, 2019 for the purpose of a New Evangelization. In his letter announcing the consecration, Bishop Checchio wrote that he was doing so with a particular expectation: "namely, that after having been renewed and awakened in faith, that each and every heart in our parishes would be on fire for her Son, Jesus Christ. And, in doing so, that a new great wave of evangelization would spring from our parishes and institutions."

The Metuchen Cursillo Movement was pleased to sponsor The Awakening, a diocesan event, for Mary, Mother of God Church in conjunction with the Cursillo Annual Encounter.

We were blessed to once again have Fr. Glenn Sudano, CFR of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (St. Joseph Friary, New York , NY) as the keynote speaker.  He was joined by Deacon Sal Bonfiglio, OFS (Secular Franciscan Order) who opened the event with his presentation. Fr. John Rozembajgier, Pastor of Mary, Mother of God parish, also spoke about his own encounter with Our Lady of Guadalupe.

In addition to the presentations which inspired us to draw closer to God through Mary, attendees were given the opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation as well as join in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The event concluded with Fr. Glenn celebrating Mass with Dcn. Sal assisting, with music led by Cursillista Kathy Wasilewski.

Many thanks to all those who helped to make this event such a success. We also offer our thanks to all those who attended, and to those who offered up such generous donations to support the Metuchen Cursillo Movement.  A great big Thank You to all of you!

De Colores,  

Marianne Kharé and Regina Neri

Our Lady of Guadalupe - Star of the New Evangelization