Welcome

Welcome to the website for Oregon and SW Washington Episcopal Cursillo® Ministry. We are a group of Episcopalians (and some non-Episcopalians too!) eager to deepen the faith and encourage the ministry of both laity and clergy across our Dioceses, and to celebrate that over 2,000 people have participated in Cursillo with us across the years.  And by one estimate, during the course of the past 80 years, over 45 million have attended a 3 day weekend of some type.  Cursillo is one method for promoting vital, dynamic faith, a vibrant sense of Christian community, and ongoing development of lay leadership. Cursillo involves two main components:
  • a 3-day weekend filled with 15 great talks, group discussions, activities, worship, singing, and fun – and lots of good food.
      • A Cursillo Weekend for ALL adults will be held Thursday evening, April 11 – Sunday afternoon, April 14, 2024, at the Oregon Christian Convention Center in Turner, Oregon, just outside Salem, with Ellen Onstad as Rectora.  That 2024 time frame was chosen so that we could schedule during a different part of the year.
  • AND the Fourth Day, which represents how we live out the Christian life in support of one another.
      • Our last Ultreya was
      • Saturday, January 27, 2024
      • from 11am to 1pm
      • at St. Paul’s – Salem 1444 Liberty St SE
      • Salem, OR   97302  
      • We asked folks to bring a friend (whether or not they have attended a Cursillo),
      • your Cursillo name tag, musical instrument, tableware,
      • and food or drink to share for potluck.
      • Reunion groups are meeting in person and via Zoom or other platforms. Email us if you would like to join a Group Reunion. 
  • See our Secretariat Bylaws and Secretariat position descriptions
Cursillo originated in Spain, so there are several Spanish terms like Ultreya and De Colores that you may see throughout these pages; for more info on what these terms mean and about Cursillo and its history, go to What is Cursillo? The secretariat is the governing body of the movement for the local Cursillo community.
Cursillo is a volunteer organization that relies on the hard work of YOU!
And here is how to keep the Cursillo blessing going
If you have already attended a Cursillo weekend, please fill out and submit a  Cursillo Database Form
or you can do it online via Google Docs
a link will be forthcoming to the 2024 Cursillo Weekend
online Prayer Vigil (you need not be onsite to pray for us).
The Candidate Application and Sponsor Form are on the Pre-Cursillo page. 
Here is the Cursillo Health Agreement for Team and Candidates
When the time comes to bid goodbye to this Earthly life and the Fourth Day and to enter the everlasting glory of the Fifth Day with God, be sure to let the Cursillo Community know of your death.  Fill out the this form and leave it for your survivors to find and implement. 
Think you’d like to attend the next Cursillo Weekend, but don’t have someone who has asked to sponsor you?  No problem.  We can connect you with someone in your area to help make it happen.  Or maybe you just have some questions about Cursillo.  Still no problem.  Just send us an email at oregoncursillo@gmail.com
And if you’d like to request from us or email to us palanca/prayers, send here   
And for those wondering what it might be like to translate the Cursillo experience into one tailored toward those serving time in prison, to women whose lives have been impacted by someone’s incarceration, and to youth involved with the justice system, check out Kairos Prison Ministry of Oregon.  Help build this ministry in Oregon – your life will never be the same.
Ever wonder what The Episcopal Church is doing to share the Good News of Jesus Christ?  Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls us the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.  Check out the national church’s website
Please contact our Cursillo Ministry by e-mailing us.
Come Holy Spirit and fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in us the fire of your love!
When you join our email list, use the button below, and please include both your first and last name, and what congregation (and in what city) you belong to.  The information really helps us.
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