In 1948, the first great Spanish Cursillo pilgrimage was held at the St. James Shrine at Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Spain. The pilgrimage set a tone. The spirit of the pilgrimage is a spirit of restlessness, of dissatisfaction with spiritual lukewarmness. A spirit of moving onward was born. And so, ULTREYA was born; this Spanish word means “onward” or “keep on going.”

Ultreya began as a cry of encouragement, to encourage each other in their pilgrimage to the Father. The Ultreya spirit is also a spirit of brotherhood among fellow pilgrims who are striving together to reach the goal of a life fully given to the love of God and man.

Having contact with others who have the same faith ideal, blesses us with the support and encouragement that strengthens our Christian foundation and growth so we can keep on going on our journey.

It has been said, that an isolated Christian is a paralyzed Christian. Sharing with others is the best gift that we have—the knowledge and love of Christ, actively bringing the Kingdom of God into the world.

Please see the Ultreya Schedule below and join us in the next Ultreya!

All Ultreyas begin at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Windsor-Essex Cursillo Ultreya Schedule 2023

Date/Family of Parishes/Ultreya Location

January 13th Lasalle River Canard Family:  Sacred Heart, St Paul, St Joseph St Joseph Parish, 9399 Town Line Rd, Windsor
February 10th (BEGINS AT 7PM) Central Essex Family: Holy Name of Jesus, St Clement, St Mary, St John the Evangelist Holy Name of Jesus, 146 Talbot St S, Essex
March 9th Windsor Heritage: Our Lady of Assumption, St Alphonsus, St Angeles Merci Our Lady of Assumption, 350 Huron Church Rd, Windsor
April 14th South Windsor Family: OLMC, Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, 1400 Cabana Rd W, Windsor
May 12th Amherstburg Harrow: St John the Baptist, St Anthony Padua St John the Baptist, 225 Brock St, Amherstburg
June 9th Annual Joint Ultreya with Chatham Kent Parish of Visitation, 5407 Comber Sideroad
July and August Vacations
September 8th Erie Shores South: St. John de Brebeuf Kingsville, St Michael’s, OL of Blessed Sacrament St Michael’s, 29 Elliott St, Leamington
October 13th Central Essex Family: Holy Name of Jesus, St Clement, St Mary, St John the Evangelist St Mary, 12048 County Rd 34, Maidstone
November 10th Windsor Lake St Clair Family: St. Anne  Tec, Good Shepherd, St Jerome Ste Anne, 12233 Tecumseh Rd E,  Tecumseh
December 8th TBA TBA

Jesus the Good Shepherd

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