Who Can Attend Cursillo?

Cursillo is open to all Baptized believers, who desire a closer walk with the Lord and a desire to grow and learn the tools for bringing others into the Kingdom of God.

How will I know if I’m ready for Cursillo?

To attend Cursillo, you should:

  • be curious

  • be open to what happens

  • be honest with yourself as to where you are in your spiritual pilgrimage

  • know that no specific response is expected of you

  • allow others to respond in their own way and yourself respond in your own way

Where is it held?

The location may vary but usually held at a retreat center. You will be adequately housed with other participants. The facility has individual beds and showers. Meals are prepared for you and all your needs will be attended to. There are no radios, televisions, newspapers or telephones to distract you.

How do I dress?

There is no opportunity to dress up. Dress casual and comfortable. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring warm clothes for walking between buildings. There are no sports.

Will I need money?

There is no need to bring money. Your weekend has been paid for by the people who attended previous weekends. You will be asked to contribute to cover expenses for someone attending a weekend after you. No one will be turned away—scholarships may be available.

Why do men and women attend separately?

A separate weekend allows both men and women to be free from restrictions and expectations of those close to them in order to meditate on intimate issues such as “What is my relationship with the Lord?” Separateness opens the way for deeper and more honest sharing as we cast aside the many masks society imposes upon us.

Why are Cursillo weekends held?

The goal of Cursillo is to make a friend, be a friend and bring a friend to Christ. This is done when informed, trained leaders set out with the support of others having a similar commitment. Cursillo helps to renew and deepen Christian commitment.

Cursillo is patterned after Jesus’ own example. He searched out and called a small group of potential leaders (pre-Cursillo). He trained them by word and example and inspired them with a vision (Cursillo Three Day Weekend). He linked them together and sent them out into the world to bring the world to Him (Fourth Day).