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|
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