Cursillo (cur See yo) is a Lay Catholic movement. It's about friends helping friends grow in Christ and share Christian values in our challenging world.
Membership & Involvement
How do you become a member of the Cursillo community? It’s pretty easy, actually; we welcome all Catholics interested in a closer walk with God.
For many, involvement with Cursillo begins with a three-day retreat called the Weekend to examine and celebrate yourself, your relationship with Christ, and your relationship with the Christian community.
If you’re interested in participating in a Weekend, contact us.
Other people begin their Cursillo involvement by:
attending a parish or diocesan Ultreya
going to a group reunion (much like a prayer group)
attending a Cursillo School of Leaders discussion or other event
There’s no one right way to get involved, just the way that is right for you.
What happens on a Weekend? We begin with a silent retreat Thursday night through Friday morning. For the rest of the Weekend, you’ll hear short talks on a variety of topics from faith perspectives of team members just like you. During the days, you’ll discuss each of the talks and your impressions with three or four other people seated with you. In the evening, each group summarizes its discussion for the other tables.
We also offer meditation and reconciliation time as well as community meals (the food is great, prepared and served with loving hands). Two spiritual directors, at least one of them a priest, will be present as team members throughout the weekend. And there’s a lot of music and singing–if you have an instrument, bring it along!
Men and women have separate retreats because the way we communicate is different. This is a safe but challenging weekend. We strive to provide an environment that helps you to grow in Christ’s Love.
After the weekend we'll help you connect for weekly faith sharing (we call this group reunion). You can also meet with others in your parish and the diocese.
As the National Cursillo Center Website puts it:
The Cursillo Movement consists of proclaiming the best news of the best reality: that God, in Christ, loves us. Communicated by the best means, which is friendship towards the best of each one, which is his being person and his capacity of Conviction, Decision, and Constancy.