the Cursillo weekend
A Cursillo Weekend brings together a diverse group of Catholics to share the richness of many modes of worship and to broaden each one's appreciation for our Catholic Church. Lay people conduct the weekend with two members of the clergy functioning as spiritual advisors. A Spiritual Advisor is usually a priest and the Assistant Spiritual Advisor is a deacon or religious.
Cursillo presumes that those who attend are already well groomed in the faith. It is not intended to be a conversion experience but but an enriching and deepening of what is already there. It often provides new insights into our faith as well as fostering ministry among lay people.
The Weekend will begin Friday evening with meditation and prayer. Then blessed silence is kept until after worship on Saturday morning. Following breakfast, participants are assigned to table groups for the remainder of the weekend.
The Three Days are filled with talks and group discussions with emphasis on the doctrine of Grace, the Sacraments, and the great Cursillo tripod; Piety/Study/Action. Plus there is fellowship, singing, good food, and time for privacy, meditation, prayer, and walks. The Eucharist is celebrated each day.
If you are looking to grow in faith with like minded Catholics please inquire about attending a Cursillo. There are no secrets and former attendees, Cursillistas, would love to share their experience with you!