Cursillo is a Spanish word, which translates best as “Short Course”.  The full title is “Cursillo De Cristiandad”, which means “Short Course in Christianity” or Christian Living. Cursillo is not an organization, but rather a worldwide lay movement within the Catholic Church, and its mission is exactly the same as the Church’s – Evangelization.   

We approach evangelization as a very natural act of being Christ-like within each of our daily activities. We are taught how to improve our prayer life and holiness, and through study, to be anchored in our Catholic Faith and the Church’s teachings. We learn how to share our faith with family, friends, co-workers, at social gatherings or wherever we are. We share our spiritual growth as well as our growth in becoming a person who strives to bring a Christ-like attitude to our environments. As we make attempts to bring Christ into our various environments, we will sometimes become frustrated.

Our weekly meetings provide encouragement and support to persevere in our Christian walk. The St. Al’s  Men’s Cursillo group meets each Tuesday from 5:45-6:45 PM in the Parlor. For more information, please contact Eddie Williams at 828-320-9907 or

For information of our St. Al’s Women’s Cursillo, please contact Debbie Vanover at 704-438-4601.

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