Cursillo is a movement of the Church. The Cursillo Weekend is a time for renewal, refreshment, and recommitment to living for Christ. Through talks given by both lay and clergy, small group discussions, worship and the sacraments, participants on the weekend come away with the tools to help them lead a more Christ-centered life. As a result, they become more effective in bringing Christ to others and others closer to Christ to spread the kingdom of God throughout their neighborhood and the world – the duty of all Christians. These tools are maintained and sharpened through the 4th Day activities of Group Reunions, Ultreya and Spiritual Direction.
It was 1973 when the first Cursillo was held in the Dioceses of Dallas and Ft. Worth. Since then, Cursillistas in Dallas and Fort Worth have taken Cursillo to the British Isles, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, as well as introduced it to the Lutheran community . It is now provided in Spanish and also adapted for the inner city ministries.