What is Cursillo?
Cursillos is an apostolic movement, founded in Majorca, Spain by a group of laymen in 1944. The Cursillo focuses on showing Christian lay people how to become effective Christian leaders over the course of a three-day weekend. The weekend includes fifteen talks, some given by priests and some by lay people. These talks are called "rollos". The major emphasis of the weekend is to ask participants to take what they have learned back into the world, on what is known as the "fourth day." The method stresses personal spiritual development, as accelerated by weekly group reunion (after the weekend).
Those who have attended a Cursillo weekend form a "Family Group", which meets on a regular basis (often weekly). The purpose of this meeting (called a group reunion) is for participants to share with one another the spiritual growth that has taken place since the last meeting, with a special focus on prayer, spiritual reading, and actions to share Christ and His message with those in the world. Attempting such growth can sometimes make people feel frustrated or depressed. The family group is intended to provide continual support in order to persevere in bringing Christ to the world.
Ultreya (Spanish for Onward) is a meeting consisting of a larger Cursillo community. It is the time for the members of the smaller groups to meet and share their stories, their support and their encouragement.
For more information on Cursillo in general click the link to visit the web site of the National Cursillo Movement.
Cursillo at St. Helen of the CrossCursillo activity is overseen by Cathy Duran. Please contact the office and leave your contact information if you wish to become active in the St. Helen Cursillo.
Please give a warm welcome to our newest Cursillistas, that have just returned from their spiritual
journey with Christ:
Marina & Sebastian Ruiz
Susan & Sammy Ruiz
Johnny & Adrienne Ruiz