San Jose Cursillo

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Welcome to the Diocese of San Jose Cursillo website!

Cursillo is a designated "Lay Movement" of the Roman 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). 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 around them: work, friends, parish, family.

We are the English language Cursillo community of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose, California. Our Cursillo Weekends are held at Saint Clare's Retreat House in Soquel, California.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

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If you already made your Cursillo weekend and would like to stay in touch with our upcoming news and events, please contact the Communications Coordinator or the Lay Director to sign up for our newsletter or private Facebook group.

Upcoming Events

Next Cursillo Weekends

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the following dates are currently tentative.

Men's Weekend:

  • March 31, 2022 – April 3, 2022

Women's Weekend:

  • April 28, 2022 - May 1, 2022