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
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.
held monthly, are a "reunion of the
reunions." They support and build
community, allowing us to share communal
Direction, an important element in the
Cursillo ministry, is a commitment to
seek skilled lay or clergy help in
deepening our union with Christ.
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
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.