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Cursillo Movement / Ultreya Groups

The Cursillo is both a movement and a method.The purpose of the movement is to create small groups that will evangelize their environments with the gospel.The purpose of the method is to help persons to live what is fundamental for being a Christian by commiting themselves to acts of piety, study and apostolic action.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Cursillo ?
    Cursillo is defined as a "short course in Chrisianity". It is a method to live out our life with what is fundamental for being a Christian
What is a Cursillista ?
    It is a man or woman who has made a three- day Cursillo weekend
What is a Fourth Day Group ?
    It is a group of Cursillistas that meet reqularly ( usually once a week ) to share their lives as Christians and their apostolic action. Their actual meeting together is called a reunion.
What does PSA mean?
    It means Piety, Study, and Action. These are the neccessary ingredients to share our walk with Christ.
What is a Team School ?
    It is the preparation needed to plan and organize the cursillo weekends. It usually involves 10 weeks of preparation.
What is Palanca ?
    It is a word from Spanish which means "lever", which allows a person to move beyond his/her capabilities, In the Cursillo sense, it is the prayer and sacrifice which is offered to God so that we, as apostles, may accomplish more than we would be capable of otherwise.
What is an Ultreya ?
    It is a means to renew and strengthen our Cursillo and Christian spirit by being around fellow Cursillistas. It is a restoration of the love and support felt on the Cursillo weekend.
When does the St. Bernadette Ultreya group meet?
    Men's Ultreya meets every Thursday at 7 pm, with Ladies night (Guest Speaker) on the first Thursday of the month, Dinner meal served on third Thursday of the month and Palanca Rosary on last Thursday of the month. Meetings are open to anyone wishing to grow in their faith.
Who are these exuberent, crazy people ?
    They are your friends, neighbors, co-workers and total strangers (but not for long) .
What is the basic criteria for a candidate?
    First: That the candidate be in a position to receive the sacraments.
Second: Those who have psychological or emotional problems or whose moral life is not in order, should not go.
Third: that they have been properly prepared for the weekend and will be taken care of in the post Cursillo.
How do I become a Sponsor ?
    By making a Cursillo weekend and knowing someone you consider to be a good candidate for a Cursillo weekend .
Why do I need to have a sponsor ?
    Unfortunately, the Cursillo weekend is not for everyone. The people selected to make the weekend must be far enough along with their walk with Christ to understand the message of the weekend.
What is DeColores ?
    It is the theme song of the Cursillo movement. The title means "many colors" and is usually used as a greeting between Cursillistas.
What are the words to the 'De Colores' song ?
   

SPANISH VERSION

DeColores,
DeColores se visten los campos
en la primavera

DeColores,
DeColores son los pajarillos
que vienen de afuera

DeColores,
DeColores es el arco iris
que vemos lucir

Y por eso los grandes amores
De muchos colores
Me Gustan a mi

Y por eso los grandes amores
De muchos colores
Me Gustan a mi

Canta el gallo, Canta el gallo
con el quiri, quiri
quiri, quiri, quiri.

La gallina; La gallina
con el cara, cara
cara, cara, cara.

Los polluelos, Los polluelos
con el pio, pio
pio, pio, pio.

Y por eso los grandes amores
De muchos colores
Me Gustan a mi.

Y por eso los grandes amores
De muchos colores
Me Gustan a mi.

ENGLISH VERSION

All in color; all in color
The fields love to dress in
All during the springtime.

All in color; all in color
The birds have their clothing
That come every season.

All in color; all in color
The rainbow is vested
Across the blue sky

All in color; and so must all love be
Of every bright color
To make my heart cry.

All in color; and so must all love be
Of every bright color
To make my heart cry.

Sings the rooster; sings the rooster
With his quiri, quiri
quiri, quiri, quiri.

And the cluck-hen; and the cluck-hen
With her cara, cara,
cara, cara, cara.

And the babe-chicks; and the babe-chicks
With their pio, pio
pio, pio, pio.

All in color; and so must all love be
Of every bright color
To make my heart cry.

All in color; and so must all love be
Of every bright color
To make my heart cry.

What should I know before working a Cursillo ?
    Besides being a Cursillista, you need to know nothing !! Just come with a smile and an open heart to the Team School Meeting and you will be assigned to one of the many tasks neccessary to accomplish the weekend.
What does the Cook's Team do ?
    It is responsible for feeding the entire team and candidates for the weekend. It is ran by the chief Cook and the Assistant Chief Cook, who make up all the meal menus and arrange for all the food to be bought. It is also responsible for alot of humor on the weekend, because as most people know, the way to someone's heart is through their stomach!
What is the Core Team ?
    They are responsible for coordinating the talks and other spiritual activities of the weekend. This consists of evaluating all the speakers for the weekend and making sure they are ready to deliver God's message to the candidates.
Links:
    National Cursillo Center
    Prarie Ronde Cursillo Center  
    Louisiana Ultreya
    St. Bernadette Ultreya Mailing List
   
     
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