Divine Worship


The Cursillo

A Short Course in Christianity - The Cursillo Movement of the Archdiocese of Boston

The Cursillo method aims at helping to transform, in a Christian way, the environments where people live and work through the involvement of "new men and women" who have become such from their encounter with Christ. This is a goal of the three day "little course" on Christianity; in which a team of priests and lay people, supported by the prayer and sacrifices of the movement's other members, communicated the fundamental truths of the Christian faith in an especially "living way."

The Cursillo provides an experience of spiritual renewal and a method for Christian living and evangelization. The Office of Worship and Spiritual Life oversees the Cursillo offered for English speaking Catholics in the Archdiocese of Boston.

Cursillo is also offered in Spanish, Vietnamese and Portuguese in the Archdiocese. At this time the cost of the weekend is $150.00.  A non-refundable $75.00 deposit is requested. It is important to know that no one will be turned away because of an inability to cover the fee.

The dates for the English Cursillo Weekends are:

Spiritual Life resources to support Adult Catholics and Spiritual Life resources for the parish. 


To schedule a parish or cluster information session about Cursillo, please call Mr. Paul Carroll at 508-883-6764 or email at: paul.carroll@fmr.com 

For information on Ultreyes, see
http://www.bostoncursillo.org (English)
http://www.bostoncursillo.com (Spanish)

Meeting Christ in Prayer 

(formerly known as Living with Christ and recently published by Loyola Press)

Meeting Christ in Prayer is an eight-week guided prayer experience, which has been designed for small groups of Catholics (ten to twelve participants in each group).

By prayer, reflection and faith sharing Meeting Christ in Prayer can bring people to a new level of discipleship and to a renewed sense of Christian mission.

The Meeting Christ in Prayer group meets once a week for eight weeks with a staff member from the Office of Worship and Spiritual Life. Participants pray with suggested scripture texts daily.This group will meet Wednesday evenings. The weekly meeting runs from 7:00pm to 8:15pm. For further information please call: 617-779-3648.

The  Spiritual Exercises  of  Saint  Ignatius of Loyola 

The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius in Every Day Life (the 19th Annotation Retreat) is available for Catholic Adults in a group setting. The Spiritual Exercises extend over the course of twenty-four weeks. The group meets weekly from 10:00am to 12:00n.

Two members of the staff direct the Exercises. For further information please call 617-779 3640.

A Time of Prayer for Pastoral Visitors and Ministers of Communion                        

The Office of Worship and Spiritual Life in collaboration with the Office of Health Care Ministry, offers Days of Prayer for Pastoral Visitors and Ministers of Communion. The Time of Prayer will consist of a conference, common prayer, quiet prayer and time for fellowship.