Formerly known as the National Episcopal Cursillo

EPISCOPAL CURSILLO MINISTRY

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ECM National Conference 2016

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October 20-22

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The Three-Day Weekend: We bring together a diverse group of Episcopalians to share the richness of many modes of worship and broaden our appreciation for our Church. Lay people conduct the weekend with two or three clergy members as spiritual advisors. Cursillo presumes that those who attend are already well grounded in the faith. It isnít intended to be a conversion experience, but an enriching and deepening of what is already there. It often provides new insights into our faith as well as fostering ministry among lay people. The weekend begins Thursday evening spent in the Chapel with meditations and discussions. Then blessed silence is kept until after the worship on Friday morning. After breakfast participants are assigned to table/family groups for the weekend. The three days are filled with talks and group discussions with emphasis on the doctrine of Grace, the Sacraments, and the great Cursillo tripod: Piety, Study, and Action. Plus there is fellowship, singing, good food, and time for privacy, meditation, prayer, and walks. We celebrate Eucharist each day.

Fourth Day: The Cursillo weekend isnít an end to itself.  Itís a starting point for the rest of our lives, and a springboard to a long-range practice of our Baptismal Covenant in the life of the Church.

The Fourth Day is composed of three major elements:

  • Group Reunion, the heart of Cursillo, is a small group of friends (usually 3-5) who meet weekly, and who hold each other accountable for their spiritual journey. We report on piety, study, and apostolic action. A bonding develops that can become a strong support group for life.

  • Ultreyas, usually held monthly, are a "reunion of the reunions." They support and build community, allowing us to share communal experiences.

  • Spiritual Direction, an important element in the Cursillo ministry, is a commitment to seek skilled lay or clergy help in deepening our union with Christ.

Are there Cursillo Secrets? You may have been told by some who have attended the weekend that they can't tell you what Cursillo is all about or what goes on during a weekend. This is not true! Everything that goes on during the weekend may be told to anyone. Cursillo literature is available to anyone. 

Want more information? For information within your Diocese, call or write your Diocese. For further information about the Episcopal Cursillo movement in the United States, contact your Episcopal Cursillo Ministry representative or the Episcopal Cursillo Ministry Committee.

 

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