Growing in the Love of God
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  • May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

De Colores - may the colours of God's Love go with you
Cursillo LogoCursillo is a Spanish word that simply means ‘a short course’ and has the idea of a ‘short race’ – something that takes you quickly forward. It refers particularly to the three day weekends which are a part of the movement as a whole and which are described as ‘a short course in Christian living’.

Make a friend - be a friend - bring a friend to Jesus

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Cursillo Newcastle

Cursillo Newcastle

Cursillo Newcastle.

Cursillo Newcastle is part of a movement of the church that helps to equip and inspire Christians to be active apostles for Christ. It is a model for continuing the experience of the ‘three day weekend’  for the rest of our lives within a supportive and encouraging community. We are encouraged “to bloom where we are planted”‘

Cursillo really needs to be experienced to be fully understood.

Cursillo is a Spanish word as it originated in Spain. It simply means ‘a short course’. It inspires us with on-going support and encouragement for our personal growth in Faith.  We are challenged to live an active Christian life, wherever we may find ourselves.

There are three phases of Cursillo:

  • The pre-Cursillo when prayerfully the purpose of Cusillo is shared with others.
  • Attendance at a Cursillo three-day short course.
  • The Fourth Day, or rest of our lives, supported by Group Reunions and Ultreyas with others who have attended a Cursillo weekend to encourage us on our journey.

make a friend – be a friend – bring a friend gently to Jesus.

Cursillo focuses on showing lay people how to become effective christian leaders over the course of a three-day weekend. There are fifteen talks over the weekend. Some talks by priests but most by lay people. The major emphasis of the weekend is to ask participants to take what they have learned back into the world. This is what we call the “fourth day”. The method stresses personal spiritual development, as encouraged by weekly group reunion (after the weekend).

Cursillo Newcastle.

Cursillo Newcastle began when Bishop Alfred Holland asked Grafton Diocese to bring Cursillo to Newcastle Diocese in 1990. Each of our Bishops, since then, has encouraged Cursillo Newcastle. The Cursillo theme:- “Make a friend, Be a friend. Bring your friend gently to Jesus” sums up our experience of Cursillo and of how it has helped us.

The people of Cursillo Newcastle want to share the Cursillo experience, because of the way it has helped us in our own journey with God, and what we have seen it doing for others.