Alternatives to Catholic Cursillo:
As you form environmental groups, make friends, etc, and find candidates who would benefit from the Cursillo experience, but who are not Catholic, this information may be helpful:
Koinonia - This is open to Christians of all denominations. Men’s and women’s weekends are separate and are held in the spring and fall of each year. Weekends are held at the Olmsted Community Church, 7853 Main St., Olmsted Falls, OH 44138.
For applications and further information, contact any of the following:
Fr. Joseph Keblesh, Sp. Adv.
St. Matthew Church (Episcop.)
5240 Talmadge Rd.
Toledo, OH 43623
Emmaus Walk – Although sponsored by the United Methodist Church, this program is ecumenical. Weekends run from Thursday evening to late Sunday afternoon. Talks and terms exactly like Cursillo. Men’s and Women’s Weekends occur once a month. Weekends are held at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Findlay.
More information can be obtained online “Emmaus Walk” or “Walk to Emmaus.” For applications and further information, contact any of the following:
Rev. William McConnell
First Presbyterian Church
120 S. Park Ave.
Fremont, OH 43420
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
800 S. Main St.
Findlay, OH 45840
Via de Cristo- Initially Lutheran, now open to Christians of all denominations. Weekends run from Thursday evening to late Sunday afternoon. Talks and terms exactly like Cursillo. Spring and fall weekends are held separately for men and women at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 5790 W. Temperance Rd., Ottawa Lake, MI 49267-8718.
More information can be obtained online by searching for “Good News Via de Cristo.” South east Michigan and Northwest Ohio) or contact any of the following:
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church
Ottawa Lake, MI
Pastor Doug Pretorius, Spiritual Advisor
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Tres Dias-This is another adaptation of Cursillo. Weekends may be available in your area. Please check the internet for more information.