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Watch the Website calendar for meeting times which begin at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish, Freeburg, IL, on the last Tuesday of May, July, September, November, January, and March.

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The School of Leaders is on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s in Freeburg. Contact Margie Reaka (618) 581-7355.

School of Leaders (SoL) is open to all Cursillistas, new and veterans.
Through this community we encourage each other in spiritual growth and growing appreciation of the Cursillo purpose, mentality and method. If you are on team, would like to be on team, or would just like to learn more about Cursillo, please join in.


Belleville Area: Monthly on the second Friday at 7 p.m. in the Undercroft at St. Peter’s Cathedral. (Entrance on W. Garfield St.) Contact Lawrence “Rock” Verrochi, (618) 581-7705.

New Athens Area: Monthly on the third Sunday at 11:15 a.m. at St. Agatha’s Parish Center in New Athens. This is immediately after the 10:00 am Mass. Contact Ann Haubrich (618) 475-2006.


Small meeting friendship groups (3 to 8 people) meet at various locations periodically to share their Piety, Study, and Action while supporting each other in their Christian, Cursillo lives.  Below is the start of listing those friendship groups and their typical meetings times.  Feel free to join one of these friendship groups or to start a friendship group!

                        Belleville Area Friendship Group Reunions
Men & Women’s Friendship Group: Meets each Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM at member’s house: Contact Bob McCormack, (618) 277-3709;

Women’s Friendship Group: Meets 1st and 3rd Saturday at 8:30-10:00 AM in the Parish Center at St John’s – Smithton: Contact Julie Weber, (618)-444-2894; or Linda Bagsby, (618)-960-1023;

Men’s Friendship Group: Meets each Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM at member’s house: Contact Garry Range, (618)-401-9677;

Men & Women’s Friendship Group: Meets at St. Augustine of Canterbury rectory in Belleville after the Tuesday 6:30 PM Novena Mass on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday: Contact Paula Sobol (484)-574-3272;

Women’s Friendship Group: Meets at Coffee with Christ Cafe, 6 Wade Square, at Lebanon Ave and Sherman in Belleville at 9:15 AM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday: Contact Phyllis Lange, 618-213-6391

Women’s Friendship Group: Meets at the “Sisterless House” (old convent) at St. Joseph’s Parish in Freeburg at 7:00 PM, Tuesday evenings: Contact Bernadette Charlton, 402-578-5198;

Men’s Friendship Group: Meets at Frank Lill’s house, 905 Meadow Brook Drive, Freeburg at 1:00 PM Thursday afternoons: Contact John Charlton, 703-868-6419;

                         DuQuoin Area Friendship Group Reunions
Men’s Friendship Group / Tree of Life: Meets at Haeffner Hall Du Quoin at 8:00 AM on the last Saturday of the month: Contact David Martin (618) 318-3183

Men’s Friendship Group / Halom: Meets at Haeffner Hall Du Quoin at 8:00 AM on the last Saturday of the month: Contact Tony Kellerman (618) 318-0094

Women’s Friendship Group / JOY (Jesus, Others, You): Meets at Sacred Heart School Du Quoin at 6:00 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of the month: Contact Kathy Krisfaluzy (618) 318-0128

Women’s Friendship Group / Mother Theresa: Meets at Haeffner Hall Du Quoin at 12:15 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of the month: Contact Kay Baker (618) 571-0515

Women’s Friendship Group / Saint Elizabeth Anne Seton: Meets monthly at 1:00 PM at member’s homes: Contact Marie Schimanski (815) 978-9419 for date and place

                   Murphysboro Area Friendship Group Reunions
Murphysboro Friendship Group: Meets at Antoinette “Toni” Martie’s house, 200 Marlyn Lane, Murphysboro at 4:30 PM, Thursdays: Contact Toni Martie, 618-319-0212

NOTE: Additional Friendship Group’s points of contact will be posted in future Evangelizers and this website as information is received. Please send your Friendship Group’s points of contacts’ information, including meeting day of week and type of group (men or women or both) to Kent Jeanneret;

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