Calling all San Jose Cursillistas at St Frances Cabrini!

St. Frances Cabrini Parish

If you are a parishioner of SFC and have attended a Cursillo Retreat Weekend, please contact Cathy Campbell ( or Alicia Morales (

We are assembling a list of Cursillistas from the Parish in order to have a Meet and Greet.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Cursillo is a designated “Lay Movement” of the Catholic Church that normally begins with a person attending a three-day weekend retreat. The proper name is Cursillo de Cristiandad (short course of Christianity). After the weekend, the Cursillista (someone who has made a Cursillo Weekend), has the opportunity to continue their Cursillo journey (if they want to) via many different venues such as renewal retreats, social and spiritual gatherings, small prayer groups, socials (dances, golf tournaments, etc), working on retreat weekends, etc. The emphasis of the Cursillo Movement is to have people experience God’s love via a beautiful weekend and then develop a closer personal relationship with Him while personally trying to make a positive difference in themselves and the world: their work environment, friends, parish, family.


The Cursillo Movement began in 1947 and, today, there are over five million Cursillistas worldwide in sixty different countries. Within the San Jose Diocese there are approximately four thousand Catholic Cursillistas. They are broken into five distinct and active Cursillo Movements: English, Filipino, Hispanic, Vietnamese and Korean. See for more information.