“The purpose (or goal) of the Movement is to make Christian community possible in neighborhoods, parishes, work situations and other places where people live the greater part of their lives. It makes possible for anyone in the world to live a Christian life in a natural way.” (Cursillo Leaders’ Manual-page 13.)

The purpose of sponsoring is to evangelize others and offer Candidates a method to continue their spiritual growth. A Sponsor is willing to identify through friendship, fellow Catholics who have the desire to be an integral part of their environments and bring the love of Christ to the world.

Know your Candidate

Sponsoring your Candidate should be viewed as a deliberate act to bring Christ into the world. Therefore, a Candidate should be a friend with whom a Sponsor has a personal connection. Your Candidate will become the agent for change in their families, work situations, neighborhood, social gatherings, etc. Your Candidate should be open to becoming an active participant in a Group Reunion, Ultreyas and School of Leaders. Your Candidate will become part of the Cursillo Christian community and look to you as their Sponsor for support throughout their faith journey.

Candidates who should be considered:

Fellow Catholics who have a natural inclination to spiritually influence their environments. Individuals who have a deep personality, are able to make their own decisions, and are “Christ Centered.” Individuals seeking a closer relationship with Christ through a supportive Christian community.

Candidates who are eligible to attend a Weekend:

Anyone who is eligible to receive the Sacraments in the Roman Catholic Church. The ordinary Catholic, meaning an individual trying to live the Catholic ideal to the best of their ability.

Candidates who should delay attending a Weekend:

  • Non-practicing Catholics who are not eligible for the Sacraments
  • Those who have a physiological or emotional problem
  • Those who have a deep drinking, drug or moral problem
  • Those who have a major marital problem
  • Candidates age and physical condition: Youthful candidates should have sufficient life experiences to integrate the Cursillo method into their lives. Seniors should carefully consider their medical condition and the possible physical strain of the Weekend.

Registration process:

Review the Registration Process document and contact the Precursillo Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information and guidance. Sponsors are asked to submit registration packets on behalf of their prospective candidate.

The next Sponsor''s Workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

If you plan to sponsor a candidate, you do not want to miss this workshop. Participants will be given critical information to support their efforts to educate prospective candidates about Cursillo''s method and its emphasis on continued spiritual growth.

The workshop will take place at Christ the King Retreat Center, 6520 Van Maren Ln, Citrus Heights, CA 95621

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Registration Process

A Candidate is someone seeking information about the Cursillo Movement and participation at a scheduled Cursillo Weekend. If a parish does not have a Cursillo Representative, Candidates are encouraged to inquire with fellow parishioners who have made a Weekend and seek guidance from the Pre Cursillo Chair for additional direction.

  • Once a Candidate has committed to learning more about the Movement and living a Weekend, the Candidate must seek guidance from a Sponsor.
  • A Sponsor will be the friend and support to the Candidate as their Weekend draws closer. The Sponsor must be willing to accept his/her responsibilities and obligations to the Candidate, such as helping them join a Group Reunion, being the continued support before, during and after they have lived a Weekend, and finding ways their Candidate may wish to actively participate in the Movement.
  • Sponsors will assist their candidate complete the Candidate Form and collect the deposit fee of $100. (The remaining balance for the Weekend will be due the last day of the weekend.)
  • Sponsors will complete a Sponsor Form, and submit a completed registration packet directly to the Pre Cursillo Chair. The registration packet includes: the Sponsor Form, the Candidate Form and a $100 deposit

Mail completed registration packets to:

Pre-Cursillo Chair
5200 Ridgegate Way
Fair Oaks Ca 95628

NOTE: Only completed registration packets received by the Pre Cursillo Chair will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. If any portion of the packet is missing or incomplete, all documents will be returned to the Sponsor directly. 


Pre Cursillo Chair and Committee

The Pre Cursillo Chair is a member of the Secretariat of the Sacramento Diocese Catholic Cursillo Movement. The Secretariat is the local diocesan administrative board.

The Pre Cursillo Chair and Committee work on all activities concerning the initial education of Candidates and Sponsors wishing to better understand the Cursillo Movement and attend a Cursillo Weekend.

The Committee convenes during the School of Leaders meetings to brainstorm and discuss issues surrounding the Pre Cursillo section of the Movement. All Cursillistas wishing to assist the Movement in this area, or simply learn about the charism and its intended method are encouraged to attend the School of Leaders.

If you are interested in learning more about the Cursillo Movement contact your Cursillo Parish Representative or the Pre Cursillo Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parish Representative Coordinator and Parish Representatives

The Cursillo Parish Representative coordinator facilitates communication within the diocese between parish representatives, the Pre Cursillo Chair, and the Secretariat. Parish Representatives should be considered Cursillo resources for their respective parishioners. The Parish Representative will provide information about the Movement, its charism and method, as well as field inquiries from fellow parishioners about scheduled Weekends. A Parish Representative may be requested to assist a prospective Weekend Candidate to better understand the Movement and make introductions to fellow Cursillistas interested in sponsorship.

Those interested in becoming a Parish Representative Coordinator or Parish Representative should contact the Pre Cursillo Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.