SPOTLIGHT ON: Cursillo Movement

Cursillo is both a movement and a method.  There is both an immediate purpose and an ultimate one.  The immediate purpose is to help persons live what is fundamental for being a Christian – love of God and love of neighbor – experience through three encounters:  the encounter with oneself, the encounter with Christ, and the encounter with others.  The ultimate purpose is to establish Christianity in society by living it in daily life.  The goal of the movement is not about “preaching the Good News” and becoming Evangelicals, but becoming the Good News, and in a natural way the actions will become evangelical in daily life.

It starts with three days of focus on the person and teaching of Jesus Christ.  During these three days the Cursillistas live and work together, listening to talks given by priests and lay people.  They also attend Mass, receive Communion, pray the Rosary, and visit the Blessed Sacrament.  The community spirit and support is continued after the three days through reunions of small groups called fourth day groups and large ULTREYA groups.  Cursillo is a means of finding inspiration, direction, and support for one’s Christian life, and is open to all adult Catholics.


Interested persons are encouraged to contact the parish office at 946-1675 for more information.


Author: Christ the King Adult Religious Education

Christ the King Parish of Richland, WA has a vast array of opportunities for continued adult faith development and spiritual growth in Christian discipleship. No matter where people are in their journey towards the Lord, there is something for everyone at Christ the King Parish, including: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), Adult Bible Studies, classes on the Catholic Faith, programs for returning Catholics, Young Adult Ministry, the Surviving Divorce program, Coming Home for returning Catholics, parish missions and retreats, parenting resources, information on Christian apologetics, etc. Bible studies, which are generally published by Little Rock, Ascension Press, or Word on Fire, average from 8-10 weeks long and are offered both in the mornings and evenings for your convenience. For more information regarding ongoing formation opportunities for adults, or to give us feedback on what you'd like to see offered at the parish to help you on your faith journey, please send us a message through our "Contact" link or send an email to

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