Purpose of Cursillo

The purpose of the Cursillo Movement is to make Christian community possible

in family, social and work situations and in other natural environments of mankind.

The Cursillo hopes to make a natural Christian life possible for anyone.

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Men's Cursillo Weekend
March 5 - 8, 2020
Rector:  John Richards, Co-rector:  Steve Tozer 
Women's Cursillo Weekend
March 19 - 22, 2020
Rector:  Pauline Viall, Co-rector:  Kathleen Fischer 

The Cursillo Movement is introduced over a consecutive seventy-two hour period called a "Three Day Weekend". During the three day weekend, which begins on Thursday evening and ends Sunday evening, a team of religious and lay personnel present a series of talks to the candidates and the entire group calls upon the Holy Spirit for enlightment and guidance. The team and candidates live as a small Christian community over the weekend and discuss these talks in small groups. The discussions provide an opportunity to share insights about the presentations and hear how others received that same presentation. The talks and discussions cover a variety of topics including:

  • the lay person's role within the Church

  • meaning of grace and sacraments

  • importance of prayer and the study of God

  • Christian leadership and living Christianity in community

  • our call to bring Christ to others and transform the very environments in which we live

  • the importance of supporting one another in our efforts to live a truly Christian life

Throughout the weekend, the participants will pray together, attend daily Mass and have an opportunity to receive the sacrament of reconciliation.

Typically, by the end of the weekend, candidates have a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and a better understanding of the power of the Holy Spirit. Also, candidates leave the weekend knowing that they have been called to spread the Word of God.