Cursillo (pronounced cur-SEE-yo) is a Spanish word meaning “short course”; it might be best described as a seminar. Cursillo, in this context, means “a short course in Christianity”. It begins with a weekend, starting on a Thursday evening and continuing until Sunday evening. The weekend consists of daily celebration of the Mass, visits to the Blessed Sacrament, talks, meditations, singing, and good old-fashioned Christian fellowship. The goal of the weekend is to empower the attendees to become Christian leaders in their environments. Notice that Cursillo begins with a weekend. At the end of the weekend, the attendees begin their Fourth Day. This Fourth Day is the rest of one’s life. After encountering Jesus Christ in such a special way on the Cursillo weekend, the attendees return home with the challenge of remaining focused on Brother Jesus, and inviting Him to become a part of all facets of life. Two major tools are used to achieve this goal: Other members of the local Catholic Cursillo Movement sponsor attendees on Cursillo weekends.