Serving Columbus, Phenix City, Fort Benning and the Surrounding Communities.

Tri-City Cursillo

Phone: 706-304-4457


School of Leaders

"The School of Leaders is a group of Christians who seek to be more committed and more united in order to accelerate the living of what is fundamental to being a Christian. This on-going unity is brought about in a climate of Group Reunion. These Christians seek a continual improvement in themselves, in the Cursillo Movement and in the environments in which they find themselves." The School is not designed to create leaders. The School is designed to accentuate the Cursillo Movement, because of the leaders that are there. (Taken from the Cursillo Leaders' Manual, page 49)
The Columbus/Phenix City School of Leaders meets on the third Sunday of each months at 2:00 pm in the
Lazarus Building of St. Patrick's Church in Phenix City.





Ultreyas for the Columbus, Ft. Benning and Phenix City Cursillo Community are held on the first Sunday of every month at 1:30 PM ET in the Lazarus Building at St. Patrick’s Church in Phenix City, AL.  All Cursillistas and anyone interested in learning more about Cursillo are urged to attend.


If you would like to host an Ultreya in your parish, contact Bob Spano or any member of the School of leaders.


Ultreya!" is a cry of encouragement. It means "Keep on going!" or "Onward!" The role of the Ultreya is to link Christians together and it‘s theme is transforming the world for Christ.  Ultreya is a function of the Cursillo Community.

The Cursillo Community of Columbus, Phenix City and Fort Benning encompasses all of west central Georgia and east central Alabama. All of the Cursillo group reunions gather and are revitalized by sharing with others and new Cursillistas are welcomed into the larger community. All can find support through the sharing of one another's experience of living with Jesus Christ and additional spiritual guidance is available.

The Ultreya is Christ Centered and concentrates on Jesus working within each of us to bring the whole world to Him. Any committed Christian should be able to feel comfortable at an Ultreya, finding strength and courage to take Jesus Christ back into the happenings and environment of everyday life.

All committed Christians are welcome.

Click for an applications to attend a Cursillo

All candidates must have a sponsor.  If you need  sponsor or more information, email


Click for the Sponsor Form


or to serve on a team for a Cursillo in the Archdiocese of Mobile can be downloaded from Mobile  or by contacting the School of Leaders


For applications in the diocese of Savannah, contact the school of Leaders


All applicants for a Cursillo must have a sponsor.


Events and Retreats: Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat


African American Contributions to the Catholic Church

October 7, 2017 10:00 am – 2:30 pm


This presentation will reflect the rich history of Black priests and religious in the life of the Catholic Church touching both struggles and successes. The first Black Catholic Congress was held in Washington, D.C. in 1887 and the most recent in 2017.  Saturday morning Mass will be part of the day’s schedule.


Presenter:  Sr. Mary Ann Henagan, MSBT, is a Missionary Servant of the Most Blessed Trinity. Her various ministries have included nursing (RN from Holy Name of Jesus Nursing School and BS from Holy Family College), prison ministry, religious education and outreach and spiritual direction (MA from Neumann College in Aston, PA).  She is currently on staff at Blessed Trinity Shrine Retreat and does volunteer work in Hurtsboro and Phenix City, AL


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Contact: 334-855-4474

Applications for serving on a Cursillo team in 2018 are now being accepted.  To apply, click here.





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