"Ultreya" is a Spanish word, derived from the original Latin, meaning Onward! It is a monthly "meeting of the groups" to provide encouragement on the Fourth Day. Ultreya is also a place where people can form groups, find new group members, etc. It was in common use by pilgrims to greet and to encourage one another along the way.


This word is now used by the Cursillo community to signify the meeting which is held after a Cursillo experience. 

The Ultreya gathers together groups and provides continuity by contributing to the maintenance of the Cursillo spirit and by revealing the reality of the living Church.

In a climate of friendship, members share their life experiences based on the three tenets of Cursillo life: i.e.: Prayer, Study, and Action, or based on a passage from Scripture. This sharing can be contemplative in nature or may deal with an evangelizing experience. These sharings from real-life experiences, serve as examples to all of us of the challenge which Jesus lays before His followers: "Go and do likewise."

As its name implies, the Ultreya, is a call to move forward and to keep the flame of the Cursillo burning brightly.

Please come out and join other Cursillistas for a time of sharing and fellowship.

Location: Grande Prairie, in the  St. Joseph Church

Meeting Date: Last Friday of each month. September to April inclusive.

Time: 7:00 PM

Coordinator: Marg Watchorn

Location: Peace River, Our Lady of Peace Church

Meeting Date: Fourth Friday each month except December, July & August

Time: 7:30 PM

Coordinator: Mike Gagnon


The Grouard-McLennan Cursillo Movement has been operating since 1979. Our purpose is the same as that of the Cursillo - Make a Friend, Be a Friend, Bring a Friend to Christ. We are dedicated to expanding the Kingdom of Christ through evangelizing environments using this Cursillo method. We hold Cursillo weekends in the spring and fall of every year, separate weekends for men and women.



Cursillo Movement

Box 21064

Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 6W7



Grouard-McLennan is a proud member of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Cursillos (CCCC). Click here to stay up to date with their 'Fully Alive' newsletter. 

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