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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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In 2022, School of Leaders will continue having Fourth Day presentations on the remaining rollos, starting with Obstacles to Grace which will be presented by Deacon Jim Law on January 11.   We anticipate a few minor edits to the Formation Booklets, so a group will reconvene in late January to make the revisions far in advance of the Weekends.  And as always, this group will be ready to take on tasks and challenges as requested by Secretariat.

For the foreseeable future, School of Leaders will continue to meet via Zoom so everyone, regardless of their location, can easily join.  Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.  Zoom information is sent via email about five days prior to the meeting.  I hope you can join us in 2022.

May you find peace and joy in the New Year.

Peace, love, and joy,

Margie Reaka



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.


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 via Zoom except during week of Ultreya: Contact Kent Jeanneret, (618) 531-8855;

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 Janice and David Bassler’s house in Swansea at 1:00 PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday. Contact Janice Bassler, 618-207-0882;

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

                    Mount Vernon Area Friendship Group Reunions      

Women’s Friendship Group: Meets at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Church, 1500 N. Main St, Mount Vernon at 4:30 PM, Mondays: Contact Susan Cunningham, 618-214-4604

                   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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