Cursillo in Christianity

Cursillo (kur-see-yo) is a Spanish word meaning “short course” or “little study”. It refers to a program of spiritual renewal initiated by the Spanish Roman Catholic Church in the 1940s.

Cursillo is a lay movement designed to raise up Christian leaders. The three day weekend is a short course in Christianity that takes place at Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center four to five times a year. Those who attend Cursillo are called Cursillistas. As Cursillistas, we will be learning about ourselves and our relationship with Jesus Christ and we will learn ways to take Christianity into all areas of our lives.

The weekend consists of fifteen talks and five meditations and daily Eucharist. There will be discussions and various activities after each talk. There will be lots of music, snacks, food, and fellowship.

We continue this support through weekly Group Reunions. We meet as friends for mutual encouragement and support as we strive to live a life of Grace.

These groups are open to everyone. One does NOT need to have attended a Cursillo weekend to join in these Groups. If you are interested or have any questions, please talk to Pastor Sonia.

Group Reunions at St. Matthew’s:

Men meet every Tuesday in the Parish Hall at 5:30p.

Women meet 1st, 3rd, 5th Tuesdays in the Parish Hall at 5:30p; 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 4:45p, so that those who want can attend the Contemplative Service at 6:15 PM

Let us not give up the habit of meeting together as some are doing. Instead, let us encourage one another all the more” Hebrews 10:23-25