Men’s and Women’s Cursillo Weekends


The Men’s Cursillo Weekend #123 and Women’s Cursillo Weekend #124 were recently held at Mount Saint Ann’s Retreat Center in Ebensburg. The participants spent the days listening to talks and meditations given by the spiritual advisors and members of the team, followed by discussions.

Mass was celebrated each day with Confession available. There were morning and evening devotions, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Stations of the Cross, and the Rosary.

Cursillo weekends are open to any adult Catholic in good standing with the Church. The next men’s and women’s weekends are scheduled for the fall with dates to be announced soon.

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MEN’S RETREAT: Front row: Ralph DeMarco, Doug Puchko, Monsignor Michael Becker (Spiritual Advisor), Sister Celeste Ciesielka, CCW (Spiritual Advisor), John Wargo, Joe Russell, and Matt Hoffman. Middle row: Denny Previte, Sean O’Dowd, Nelson Lowes, Jerry Clark, Denne Brown, Deacon Mike Anna, Mark Hogan, Greg Karcher, and Ken St. Clair. Back row (left to right) Ron Stellabotte, Jack Stanek, Marion “Moe” Dolney, Bill Ingram, Tom Simmons, Dereon Lintz, and Ken Halverson.


WOMEN’S RETREAT: Front row (left to right): Monsignor Michael Becker (Spiritual Advisor), Loane Maier, Barb Bimeal, Bonnie Pfeffer, Peggy Beck, Shelley Lowes, Karen Blaisdell, and Sister Celeste Ciesielka, CCW (Spiritual Advisor). Back row: Linda Fleming, Betty Dennis, Kim Kline, Mary Molnar, Janine Anna, Dawn Svirsko, Kathie Spargo, Sandy Langerholc, Mary Ann Zanghi, and Roseann Bennett.