The Cursillo Movement — An Encounter with Christ
Cursillo is a movement within the Catholic Church, which makes it possible for people to live what is fundamental for being a Christian and to live it together.
The Cursillo Movement helps people discover and fulfill their personal vocations. It promotes the creation of core groups of Christians who leaven their environments with the Gospel.
In Spanish, Cursillo means a “little course.” It starts on a Thursday evening and ends on Sunday evening. During those three days, participants listen to talks given by priests, deacons and lay persons and join in small group discussions. The topics deal with life, the Christian ideal, the Catholic Faith and the Christian approach to the world. Daily Mass and visits to the Blessed Sacrament are available.
Cursillo continues with a method to work together, bringing other men and women to know and love Christ. An invitation is given to form a small group which is joined to a larger Christ-centered community in the Diocese of Orange and around the world.
The community spirit of the weekend is continued through reunions of these small groups of Christians and through “Ultreyas,” or the gathering of the larger community.
- To be an informed Christian
- To be an effective Christian
- To put Christ in the center of your world