About the Erie Diocese Cursillo Movement:
The Cursillo Movement in the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania is open to men and women of all faiths. It has been active since 1963. Our first Cursillo was held in the basement of St. Michael Church in Erie on Thanksgiving Weekend. Since then we have held over 200 men’s and 200 women’s Cursillos. We are active in Erie, Crawford, Elk/Cameron, Mercer and Venango/Forest/Clarion counties.
What is Cursillo?
See the What is Cursillo? page.
What is a Cursillista?
It is a man or woman who has made a three-day Cursillo weekend.
What is a "Group Reunion" Group?
Generally, but not always,
It is group of Cursillistas that meet regularly to share their lives as Christians and their apostolic action.
Generally, but not always,the group members shared the same Cursillo weekend.
What is an Ultreya?
Ultreya comes from the Spanish word meaning, “go further” or “go higher.” It is social and spiritual gathering to renew and strengthen our Cursillo and Christian spirit by being around fellow Cursillistas. Ultreyas are usually held once a month at a parish in the Diocese. Erie County Ultreyas are usually held the first Friday of each month at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Erie. Crawford County Ultreyas rotate parishes.
What are the requirements to join the Cursillo Movement?
Any adult man or woman of any faith can make a Cursillo in the Erie Diocese. For married couples it is required that the spouse make his Cursillo prior to the wife making hers however single women are welcome at any time. Additional information can be found on this web site, from any current Cursillista, by talking to your Priest or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I find a Sponsor to become a Cursillista?
You will be sponsored by a current Cursillista. If you do not know a current Cursillista contact your local church and ask to contact for the parish’s Cursillo activities coordinator or email email@example.com .
Why do I need to have a sponsor?
The Cursillo weekend is a strong experience and not for everyone. The people selected to make the weekend must be far enough along on their walk with Christ to understand the messages of the weekend.
How do I become a Sponsor?
By making a Cursillo weekend and knowing someone you consider to be a good candidate.
What should I know before working a Cursillo?
Besides being a Cursillista, you need to know nothing!! Just bring a smile and an open heart. Contact the Cursillo office or the Cursillo Team Coordinator become part of a team.