Ottawa Catholic Cursillo Movement

 

Welcome to the our website! The purpose of this site is to function as a “community-based” centre for Cursillistas, and as a point-of-information for those interested in Cursillo.

 
       
 
 
 

What is a Cursillo?

Cursillo is a Spanish word meaning “little” or “short” course.  It begins on a Thursday evening and ends on Sunday evening.  During those three days the Cursillistas (those attending) live and work together, listening to talks given by priests and laity.  As the daily celebration of Eucharist is a central feature of the Cursillo experience, the weekend is best suited to Catholics. One definition states: “The purpose (or goal) of the Movement is to make Christian community possible in neighbourhoods, parishes, work situations and other places where people live the greater part of their lives. It makes possible for anyone in the world to live a Christian life in a natural way.” The Cursillo Movement is a powerful instrument of renewal in the Catholic Church. Its aim is to concentrate closely on the Person and teachings of Jesus Christ. The Cursillo gives those who attend it a living understanding of basic Christian truths and the desire to serve the Church. Furthermore, it provides a means to continue the Christian formation that just began in the three-day exercises. 
The first Ottawa Cursillo was held in 1966, the same year Pope Paul VI designated Cursillo a renewal movement of the Church and named St. Paul as its patron.
 
 
 

Upcoming Cursillo Weekends

Spring 2019

 

Theme

“He loves you just as you are.”

 

145th Ottawa Women’s Cursillo

March 21- 24, 2019

Rectora: Rosemary Smith

 
 

Theme

Be still, and know that I am God! ”  [Psalm 46:10] 

141st Men’s Cursillo weekend

April 25 – 28, 2019 

Rector: Rob Chamberlain

Fall 2019

Women’s Weekend
October 17 – 20, 2019
 
Men’s Weekend
November 7 – 10, 2019
 

 

If you have completed your Cursillo Weekend and would like to volunteer as a Team Member for a Cursillo Weekend,  please fill out the following application:

 

Team Registration Form