What Is Cursillo?

The Weekend:
Cursillo includes a three-day weekend that begins on Thursday evening and concludes on Sunday. The weekend includes fifteen talks, five meditations and a Eucharist every day. The Cursillo weekend is not a retreat, but an opportunity to meet clergy and laity seeking to strengthen our faith. It provides an environment to experience the reality of the gift of God’s love through shared prayer, individual meditation, worship, study, fellowship, laughter, tears, and unconditional love.

After the Weekend:
Each person returning from a weekend is encouraged to join in the activities “the Fourth Day” Community. The purpose of this community is to give strength and support to each other as we grow in faith and develop our unique gifts of ministry.

What’s expected of participants?
• To be open and willing to respond to what you experience, to share your feelings with others, and allow them to share theirs with you.
• To make a genuine effort to discover where you are and where or how you can grow in your Christian life.
• To feel secure in the knowledge that you are accepted where you are and as you are, and to know that a specific response is not expected of you.

What is Episcopal Cursillo Ministry?
Episcopal Cursillo Ministry, through the Episcopal Cursillo Ministry Committee, guides the work of Episcopal Diocesan Cursillo ministries in the USA and other locations.

Courtesy of episcopalcursilloministry.org