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#71 Men’s Weekend—March 2 – 5, 2023, St. Anthony Parish, Camdenton, MO

#79 Women’s Weekend—March 16 – 19, 2023, St. Anthony Parish, Camdenton, MO

A Cursillo Weekend brings together a diverse group of Catholics to share the richness of many modes of worship and to broaden each one’s appreciation for our Church. Lay people conduct the Weekend with two members of the clergy functioning as spiritual advisors. A Spiritual Advisor is usually a priest and the Assistant Spiritual Advisor is a deacon or religious.

Cursillo presumes that those who attend are already well grounded in the faith. It is not 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 with meditation and prayer. Then blessed silence is kept until after worship on Friday morning. Following breakfast, participants are assigned to table groups for the remainder of 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/Action. Plus there is fellowship, singing, good food, and time for privacy, meditation, prayer, and walks. The Eucharist is celebrated each day.

The first Cursillos were developed in the Roman Catholic Church in Mallorca, Spain in the late 1940’s. Under the leadership of their bishop, several laymen began to formulate a way to draw active laymen into the work of “Christianizing” the everyday life settings where they lived.

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If you are interested in attending either weekend, contact Kelly in the office to get a registration form and sponsor.

If you’re unable to attend Cursillo at this time, check out more retreat options on our Retreats webpage. Retreats