The Cursillo also provides the tools to continue one’s Christian development beyond the weekend through the Group Reunion, the Ultreya, the School of Leaders and Spiritual Direction.
The Group Reunion. After the weekend, new cursillistas are encouraged to join a small group or to form their own small groups. Groups meet weekly, with a structured format, to share where they are in their prayer life, and their Christian study and action. The Group Reunion serves as a reminder of the commitments made on the Cursillo Weekend and as an encouragement to persevere in those commitments.
The Ultreya. “Ultreya!” is a Spanish word that means “Onward!” In the Cursillo Movement, it is used to signify another perseverance tool that is available weekly to all cursillistas. At the Ultreya, one shares with people from other groups and parishes, and listens to speakers on how God has been working in their life. The Ultreya meets on Tuesday evenings at the Cathedral from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. For Spanish speakers, there is a Spanish Ultreya that meets at 6:30 PM on Tuesdays at the Cathedral as well. There is a Mass at 5:30 PM.
School of Leaders. The 4th Day calling for the Cursillista is the lifelong endeavor to live in Grace, to live a Christ-centered life. The School of Leaders provide a meaningful opportunity to explore Cursillo specific literature and a wide array of spiritual topics that speak to the heart of our daily efforts. Structured much like the team and clergy talks given on the weekend, the School of Leaders affords everyone within the Cursillo community an open forum to listen, share and rekindle the weekend experience as we pursue the authentic Christian life. The School of Leaders is held the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. There is a Mass at 5:30 PM.
Spiritual Direction. The Cursillo also encourages cursillistas to find a Spiritual Director and to meet with him or her periodically to discuss and plan their spiritual development.
If you are interested in finding a Group to meet with or want more information about Cursillo. You may contact the contact for your Parish. If there is not a contact listed for your Parish or you are new to town, please contact anyone on the list or contact us directly.