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Upcoming Weekends

Spanish Women's Weekend
Oct 17-20, 2013
Parish of St. Anthony in Okmulgee, OK

 

English Men's Weekend
Feb 20-23, 2014
Parish of St. Anthony in Okmulgee, OK
 

English Women's Weekend
Feb 27-Mar 2, 2014
Parish of St. Anthony in Okmulgee, OK

 

Ultreyas

Third Friday 7:00 pm
hosted by St. Benedict's

Fourth Sunday 3:00 pm
Bilingual, hosted by
Sts. Peter and Paul (Tulsa)

Third Sunday 4:00 pm
 on odd numbered
months hosted by
Sts Peter & Paul (Cushing)

Leader's School

English
Fourth Thursday
7:00 pm
St. Benedict's

Spanish

Date TBA
Church of the Resurrection

First Friday
All Night Adoration
Sts. Peter and Paul (Tulsa)
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8:30 AM Mass Saturday

 

 

 

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What is Cursillo ?

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Cursillo (pronounced cur-SEE-yo) is a Spanish word meaning "short course"; it might be best described as a seminar.  Cursillo, in this context, means "a short course in Christianity".  It begins with a three day weekend, starting on a Thursday evening and continuing until Sunday evening.  The weekend consists of daily celebration of the Mass, visits to the Blessed Sacrament, talks, meditations, and good old-fashioned Christian fellowship.  The goal of the weekend is to empower the attendee to become a Christian leader in each of his or her environments.

Attendees on Cursillo weekends are sponsored by other members of the movement.  If you live within the Diocese of Tulsa or north Texas, and you think Cursillo might be for you, feel free to attend the monthly Ultreya meeting nearest you (click here for a list of dates, times and locations).

To explain Cursillo to someone who has never experienced Cursillo is at best, difficult. Often, for those who have experienced Cursillo it is still somewhat mystifying. This is not because the Cursillo Movement is a "secret" organization. The reason behind the mystery is God. No one can fully explain how God touches each person in His special/unique way throughout the various elements of the Cursillo Movement. This website cannot explain the mystery of God. The website will, however, attempt to explain the human aspect behind the Cursillo Movement.

Throughout this website you will find references to concepts that at one time seemed foreign to Catholics. Evangelization is probably the one that comes to mind first. For many years Catholics looked upon evangelization as "something the Protestants did." Today, in Church, we hear a great deal about evangelization. Still for some of us, we automatically think of going out two-by two (with Bible in hand) and knocking on people's doors.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

In the Cursillo Movement we approach evangelization as a very natural act of being Christlike within each of our daily activities. We realize that while most people would like to live their lives in a Christ-like manner, the pressures of the world often make this difficult. The Cursillo Movement provides a method and a technique to provide each of us with the tools, the mentality, the strength, and the support to make this natural type of evangelization possible.

Sometimes this website will have other statements that are basically the same as evangelization. Statements such as:
bulletProclaiming the Gospel
bulletFulfilling our Baptismal responsibility (some of us were not even aware that our Baptismal responsibility required us to do something)
bulletLeavening the environments,
bulletLiving what is fundamental for being a Christian.
We should not allow these statements to scare us off. These are nothing more than by-products of living our lives in a fully Christian manner.  The Cursillo Movement can assist each of us in developing a deeper understanding of what it means to be fully Catholic by being fully Christian.

Who is Cursillo for & can I attend a weekend?

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