Cursillos in Christianity (in Spanish: Cursillos de Cristiandad, short course of Christianity) is a ministry that began in the Roman Catholic Church and has since spread to other Christian denominations. It was founded in Majorca, Spain by a group of laymen in 1944, while they were refining a technique to train pilgrimage leaders. It has since been adapted by numerous other Christian denominations, some of which have retained the name "cursillo" while others have given the program a different name.
The cursillo method focuses on training lay people to become effective leaders over the course of a three-day weekend. The weekend includes fifteen talks, some given by priests and some by lay people. One emphasis of the weekend is on preparing those undergoing it to take the movement's methods back into the world, on what they call the "fourth day."
serves as the Cursillo Vocale for Christ the King Cathedral. You may reach him at 777-7476 for more information about upcoming events for the Cursillo Movement.
Currently, the Spiritual Life Commission is compiling a list of all parishioners who are Cursillistas. If you have ever participated in a Cursillo, please complete the form below.
February 26 Fat Sunday Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Fundraiser)
March 18 Retreat for Directors and Vocales
May 4-7 English Cursillo for Men
June 30-July 2 Bilingual Jornada for Men
July 29 Retreat for All Cursillistas
August 24-27 English Cursillo for Women
August 27 Fiesta de Colores
September 23 Retreat for Directors and Vocales
October 20-22 Bilingual Jornada for Women
November 16-19 Spanish Cursillo for Men