Men's Cursillo Weekend
Rector: John Richards, Co-rector: Steve Tozer
Women's Cursillo Weekend
Rector: Pauline Viall, Co-rector: Kathleen Fischer
The 2020 Cursillo Weekends have been cancelled as a precaution regarding the coronavirus.
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.