FAQ

1. How much does a Cursillo Weekend cost?
2. Where are the Weekends held?
3. Do I have to share a room?
4. What should I bring?
5. What if I have to cancel at the last minute?
6. Who do I tell about special diet requirements?
7. What is an Ultreya? Who may attend?
8. What is a Group Reunion? Who may join one?
9. When and where did Cursillo begin?
10.I would like my friend to attend Cursillo. What do I do?
11.Where can I find the words to “De Colores”?
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1. How much does a Cursillo weekend cost?
The weekend has been fully paid for before you even register. The cost to the Cursillo Community is approximate $200.00 per person. This includes 2 nights’ accomodation and five meals (Friday-Sunday).

 

2. Where are the weekends held?
The Cursillo weekends are held at the Star of the North Retreat Centre in St. Albert.

 

3. Do I have to share a room?
At the Star of the North Retreat Center, each person attending a Cursillo weekend has a private room. The washroom facilities are shared.

 

4. What should I bring?
Bring comfortable, casual clothes, personal toiletries and medications, a Bible or other personal reading. Notepaper will be provided, as well as a small supply of emergency items if you forget something (e.g. toothpaste). Dress in layers as some parts of the center are quite warm and others are chilly. Please leave cameras, computers and cell phones at home. Really, you won’t need them!

 

5. What if I have to cancel at the last minute?
The Weekend will not start until all registered persons have arrived, or are otherwise accounted for, so if you find you cannot attend due to illness or emergency, at the last minute, be sure to let your sponsor know. If you cannot contact your sponsor, call the emergency contact number provided in your confirmation letter.

 

6. Who do I tell about special diet requirements?
Include this information on your application form when you apply to attend a weekend. If you forgot to do this, contact the Registrar.

 

7. What is an Ultreya? Who may attend?
An Ultreya is a large gathering of a group of individuals who have made a Cursillo, that is, attended a Cursillo weekend, for inspiration, encouragement and support. An Ultreya usually includes singing, a witness talk, small group sharing, fellowship and of course snacks. Even if you have not yet made a Cursillo weekend, you are welcome to join us and find out more about Cursillo. Dates and places can be found on the calendar of events.

 

8. What is a Group Reunion? Who may join one?
A group reunion is a meeting of a small group of people, usually three to five, on a regular basis, to share their spiritual journeys with one another in mutual support and encouragement. Individuals who have made a Cursillo weekend are strongly encouraged to form or join a group reunion. Read more in the Rev. Joseph Walker’s recent Servant Community presentation about the biblical foundation for group reunion.

 

9. When and where did Cursillo begin?
Cursillo began in Spain in the 1940’s, and later expanded into the United States, then into Canada. The first Cursillo Weekend in the Diocese of Edmonton was in 1990. Read more about the history of the Cursillo movement.

 

10. I would like my friend to attend Cursillo. What do I do?
Talk to your parish priest about your friend, talk to God about your friend; pray for guidance in being a sponsor for your friend. Be prepared to complete the sponsor’s part of the application, and to walk with your friend through their Cursillo experience and into their fourth day. Bishop Ken Genge has spoken to the Servant Community about Cursillo sponsorship.

 

11. Where can I find the words to “De Colores”?
The words to the Spanish folk song vary widely; there are many, many versions to be found on the internet and in songbooks. These are the words as used in the Edmonton Cursillo community, together with the most commonly-found Spanish lyrics.