Cursillos in Christianity (in Spanish: Cursillos de Cristiandad, short course of Christianity) is a ministry that began in the Roman Catholic Church and has since spread to other Christian denominations. It was founded in Majorca, Spain by a group of laymen in 1944, while they were refining a technique to train pilgrimage leaders. It has since been adapted by numerous other Christian denominations, some of which have retained the name "cursillo" while others have given the program a different name.
The cursillo method focuses on training lay people to become effective leaders over the course of a three-day weekend. The weekend includes fifteen talks, some given by priests and some by lay people. One emphasis of the weekend is on preparing those undergoing it to take the movement's methods back into the world, on what they call the "fourth day".
2017 Cursillo Schedule
June 11 Apostolado, Saint Elizabeth in Snyder - 2pm - 5pm
June 25 Apostolado, Holy Trinity in Hamlin - 2pm - 5pm
June 30 - July 2 Jornada #197 in English (Men) - Lubbock School of Leaders - Kitchen, Plainview School of Leaders - Hamburgers
July 9 Ads and Padrinos due for Fiesta de Colores Book, 1 pm - 3:30 pm Hall of Martyrs, Lubbock
July 16 Apostolado, Saint Anthony in Brownfield - 2pm - 5pm
July 29 Retreat for Cursillistas, Hall of Martyrs at Catholic Renewal Center - 9 am - 12 pm
July 30 Apostolado, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Slaton - 2pm - 5pm
Aug. 6 Apostolado, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Plainview - 2pm - 5pm
Aug. 24 - 27 Cursillo #198 in English (Men)- Lubbock School of Leaders - Kitchen, Littlefield School of Leaders - Hamburgers
Sept 22 - 24 Jornada #199 in Spanish (Men)- Lubbock School of Leaders - Kitchen, Seagraves School of Leaders - Hamburgers
Oct 19 - 22 Cursillo #200 in Spanish (Women)- Lubbock School of Leaders - Kitchen, Snyder School of Leaders - Hamburgers
Nov 17 - 19 Jornada #201 in Spanish (Women)- Lubbock School of Leaders - Kitchen, Plainview School of Leaders - Hamburgers