Upcoming Weekends

Location:Notre Dame Spirituality Center, Ipswich


FALL 2024


October 31-November 3


December 5-8



February 27-March 2


April 3-6


Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius


The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola 

The Nineteenth Annotation Retreat of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola: An Invitation to Meet Christ in Prayer, arranged by Fr. John Sassani & Mary Ann McLaughlin, is available in a group setting for Catholic adults. Directed by Mary Ann McLaughlin and Deacon Dan Burns, these Spiritual Exercises extend over the course of twenty-three weeks and are loosely aligned with the liturgical year.

The exercises begin in November 2024 and end April 2025. The group will use Zoom to meet online weekly from 10am to 12pm. The number of participants will be limited.

For further information or to register please call 617-686-2287

or email: maryannmclaughlin2@aol.com.





Cursillo Picnic 2022


A wonderful time was had at the Cursillo Picnic on Sunday!

Check out the pictures!



Baptized into Christ


As a Cursillista, you have personally experienced the power and value of faith sharing with others in a small group. Are you being called to lead a small faith sharing group in your own parish? The Cursillo Secretariat encouragesyou to offer Baptized Into Christ, and we are willing to advise and support you in your efforts, and provide the necessary materials.

Baptized Into Christ is a series of six meditations that focus on the life of Christ, and is based on the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. The meditations, written and recorded on CD by Mary Ann McLaughlin and Fr. John Sassani, are accompanied by music and beautiful works of art.

Conducted in person or using Zoom, the sessions offer a one hour spiritual oasis and a nurturing prayer experience. Prior experience leading a group is not necessary. There is no additional prep work for the leader, and no homework for the participants.

To support you, we offer the following resources.

● Baptized into Christ for Leaders Zoom Session.

This session will consist of a sample meditation and faith sharing session, and an opportunity for questions.

● Tips for Leading a Small Faith Sharing Discussion

● Guide to Using Baptized into Christ via Zoom

● An Announcement for your Parish Bulletin

Please email bostoncursillo@gmail.com to request materials or to register for the Leaders Session.