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What is Cursillo Page
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Cursillo is defined as a " short course in Chrisianity". It is a method to live out our life with what is fundamental for being a Christian
What is a Cursillista ?
It is a man or woman who has made a three- day Cursillo weekend.
What is a Fourth Day Group ?
It is a group of Cursillistas that meet reqularly ( usually once a week ) to share their lives as Christians and their apostolic action. Their actual meeting together is called a reunion.
What does PSA mean?
It means Piety, Study, and Action. These are the neccessary ingredients to share our walk with Christ.
What is a Team School ?
It is the preparation needed to plan and organize the cursillo weekends. It usually involves 10 weeks of preparation.
What is a Secretariat ?
It is a governing board of the Cursillo movement on the national, regional and local level.
What is Palanca ?
It is a word from Spanish which means "lever", which allows a person to move beyond his/her capabilities, In the Cursillo sense, it is the prayer and sacrifice which is offered to God so that we, as apostles, may accomplish more than we would be capable of otherwise.
What is an Ultreya ?
It is a means to renew and strengthen our Cursillo and Christian spirit by being around fellow Cursillistas. It is a restoration of the love and support felt on the Cursillo weekend.
Who are these exuberent, crazy people ?
They are your friends, neighbors, co-workers and total strangers ( but not for long ) .
What is the basic criteria for a candidate?
First: That the candidate be in a position to receive the sacraments.
Second: Those who have psychological or emotional problems or whose moral life is not in order, should not go.
Third: that they have been properly prepared for the weekend and will be taken care of in the post Cursillo.
How do I become a Sponsor ?
By making a Cursillo weekend and knowing someone you consider to be a good candidate for a Cursillo weekend .
Why do I need to have a sponsor ?
Unfortunately, the Cursillo weekend is not for everyone. The people selected to make the weekend must be far enough along with their walk with Christ to understand the message of the weekend.
What is DeColores ?
It is the theme song of the Cursillo movement. The title means " many colors " and is usually used as a greeting between Cursillistas.
What are the words to the 'De Colores' song ?
All in color; all in colorWhat should I know before working a Cursillo ?
Besides being a Cursillista, you need to know nothing !! Just come with a smile and an open heart to the Team School Meeting and you will be assigned to one of the many tasks neccessary to accomplish the weekend.
What does the Cook's Team do ?
It is responsible for feeding the entire team and candidates for the weekend. It is ran by the chief Cook and the Assistant Chief Cook, who make up all the meal menus and arrange for all the food to be bought. It is also responsible for alot of humor on the weekend, because as most people know, the way to someone's heart is through their stomach!
What is the Core Team ?
They are responsible for coordinating the talks and other spiritual activities of the weekend. This consists of evaluating all the speakers for the weekend and making sure they are ready to deliver God's message to the candidates.
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