Not just for Catholics! The Cursillo (kur-See-yo) Movement has been active in the Diocese of Erie since 1963. Our first Cursillo was held on Thanksgiving weekend in the basement of St. Michael Church in Erie.
Cursillo is a method to find spirituality. Many of those that go normally feel faithfully and spiritually restored after the weekend. There are two goals of the Cursillo Movement. The first is internal renewal of the person attending. The second is to teach that person how to go out and make a difference in the world. Not just religiously either. It teaches them how to try to be a better person, friend, and neighbor.
There are three parts to the program “tripod”. Piety, Study, and Action are discussed in talks given by to Priests or Spiritual Directors, and nine lay speakers. The Spiritual Directors give five talks as well as morning meditations and homilies.
Each person who attends is seated at a round discussion table. The people at your table quickly become good friends.
Meals are taken as a whole group, and the phenomenal food is all cooked and served by Cursillo volunteers. There is also a lot of singing, joking, and all around fun.
The Eucharistic Liturgy is celebrated daily, the Rosary is recited twice, the Stations of the Cross is done once, visits to Christ in the Tabernacle are made, and there are many opportunities for Confessions or Counseling.
On Sunday, a closing Holy Hour is held with old and new Cursillistas attending. A light luncheon is served before everyone goes home.
While you are there, not only are there members of your faith community volunteering there, but in areas all over, churches are holding Holy Hours and many, many, many people are praying for you!
For more information or details on attending a Cursillo weekend, contact the parish office or the Cursillo Movement office.Erie Cursillo Movement
429 E Grandview Blvd
PO Box 10397
Erie, PA 16514-0397
Fax: 814-824-1128 email@example.com