Cursillo is a Spanish word meaning ‘little or short course’.
Cursillo is also a movement of the Church providing a method by which Christians are empowered to grow through prayer, study and action and enabled to share God’s love with everyone.
The first step of Cursillo is participation in a short course in Christian living which is usually 3 days in community.
Those who have experienced the short course (‘Cursillistas’) are encouraged in their daily relationship with Jesus Christ and in their discipleship (‘Fourth Day’) through regular meetings of encouragement with fellow travellers.
Cursillo in the Diocese of Grafton
If you have experienced Cursillo elsewhere and you are interested in joining in with other Cursillistas in the Diocese of Grafton, you can contact Ann Helmrich – firstname.lastname@example.org for details of local contacts. We will be pleased to have you join with us.
If you want to talk with someone about participating in a Cursillo weekend, you can contact your local Parish Priest.
Cursillo weekends planned for 2020 are:
March 7 ‘Fire Day’ at St John the Baptist Church, Lennox Head, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
March 14 Secretariat Meeting 9:30am Arrival for 10:00am Start
May 2 ‘Fire Day at Port Macquarie, *Postponed with Review on September 1, 2020
May 16 Secretariat Meeting 9:30am Arrival for 10:00am Start
May 17 ‘Show your colours Day’ at your local Church
June 5-8 W-M 62 Weekend Nuralamee, Corindi Beach *Postponed with Review on September 1, 2020
July 4 Follow-up Day at St Matthew’s, South Grafton *Postponed with Review on September 1, 2020
July 18-19 ‘REGENER 8’ *Postponed with Review on September 1, 2020
August 22 Secretariat Meeting 9:30am Arrival for 10:00am Start
October 3 Secretariat Meeting 9:30am Arrival for 10:00am Start
November 14 DIOCESAN ULTREYA at Grafton 9:30am Arrival for 10:00am Start
Those involved in Cursillo in the Diocese of Grafton also meet as larger groups to share, learn and encourage each other. These include Fire days, Regener8 and Ultreyas.
This is a Christian teaching and fellowship meeting on a single day for encouraging and sharing in our opportunities and our joys of being God’s people in our environments.
Regener8 is a two day event especially designed for those who experienced their Cursillo years ago and wish to regenerate the passion that they experienced as part of a Cursillo weekend. Regener8 includes a fun night with local parishioners which is a highlight of the weekend.
Date & Venue for 2020
July 18 – 19 (Venue to be advised)
The major Diocesan gathering of Cursillistas is the Ultreya. It involves worship, meeting to share and encourage, a witness talk, and a fellowship BYO lunch.
Date & Venue for 2020
Christ Church Cathedral Grafton: November 14
Staying in Contact
Those active in Cursillo in the Diocese of Grafton stay in touch with all the news and activities by reading our Cursillo Courier newsletter. If you wish to receive a regular copy of our newsletter via email, you may contact your Parish Care Person.