Reunion - or 4th Day – groups are a gathering of three to six people who meet regularly (usually once a month) to share and connect how they are living out the method of the Cursillo Movement.  4th  Day groups form strong bonds, build trust, and foster a deeper union with Christ alive in our lives and hearts.

You can click on the “View 4th Day Groups” button and see which of the groups look interesting to you.  Also, your sponsor can help you find a 4th day group.

4th day groups change and grow as time and life continue.  Some people meet and stay in the same group for many years, and some people have been part of many groups.  When a group gets too large, it needs to rearrange. 

If you would like to start a new reunion group, the basic format is to start your meeting with prayer (gospel for the upcoming Sunday is a common choice) and then discuss your thoughts on the reading and how you see God in your life these days.  Contact Jean Nelson ( or to share details (where, when, contact info).

We are all praying for you.  Join us!  De Colores!

Featuring this month's 4th Day Group:

A Super Palanca-ing 4th Day Group

1st Saturday Morning in Marinwood / Lucas Valley

The group formed 18 years ago; 5 members are still “regulars.”  While the group lists about 15 members, most come and go; there were 7 women in attendance this month.  They are warm and welcoming. Anna Haight, a new Cursillista, was there and was “fascinated by all the Palanca” this group contributes.  They give to Cursillo weekends, Marin community, and world-wide missions to support the poor. For every set of Marin Cursillo Weekends, they Palanca a chili dinner for the Men and a breakfast for the women.  There are 3 missions in Haiti, including Brothers Supporting Brothers and Jackie Lee’s “Haiti on the Rise” village. Several in the group are also involved in Kairos, the prison ministry, both Inside and Outside. Beyond Cursillo, they have been involved in REST dinners, and supporting St. Vincent de Paul Society and Novato Human Needs.

The group meets on the 1st Saturday of the month, 9:30 am, at Church of the Nativity, 333 Ellen Dr., San Rafael (Near the intersection of Lucas Valley Rd. and Los Gallinas).


Left to right: Anna Haight, Jean Heine, Penny Poteet, Ruth Baney (coordinator), Katharine McLaughlin (upper), Ann Sykes (lower), and Fleta Matthews

Interested Cursillistas can contact Ruth Baney (the coordinator) at  or Katharine McLaughlin at 415-897-0639.

September 2017 Ultreya Report

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There was a full house at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Novato on September 22nd.  Larry Mazzotta opened the meeting with a good joke (as he recollects!) from the internet and introduced the topic for the evening, “Living the Great Commission.”  Pastor John Beckman of Good Shepherd captivated us all with an off-the-cuff, intellectually and spiritually stimulating discussion of The Great Commission.  (Matthew 28:19)  That’s where Jesus tells the apostles, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations…”   What does all this mean in our 21st century, post-Christian culture?  How do we make a difference?

Ximena Bervejillo and Don Cowan, two new Cursillistas from Anchored in Faith and God Orders Our Steps, gave us insights into their views on their Christian walks and evangelization as inspired by their recent Cursillo Weekends. 

Jean Nelson then introduced the new Recruitment Guidelines in a humor-filled but serious discussion of tools that are available for use in our component churches and designed to attract vibrant Christian candidates to our Spring 2018 weekends.  These guidelines and other helpful tools are detailed on the Team Resources page, and all are encouraged to explore. 

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In closing, Larry gave the marching orders:  All Cursillo communities are urged to gather NOW with their pastor, offer to assist him or her in any church community needs, and, in turn, seek the pastor's help in identifying appropriate candidates for our Spring weekends. NOW is the time to roll out our evangelization efforts and provide more workers for the vineyard.