- The candidate needs to be a Baptized Catholic and should be practicing
their faith, of after receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation are in a
position to return to the sacraments.
- A non-Catholic spouse of a Catholic spouse of a Catholic may attend
Cursillo if there is an interest in joining the Catholic Church and if the
Catholic is also planning to attend the Cursillo.
- The candidate, if married, needs to be married validly in the Catholic
Church. If a candidate is not validly married in the Catholic Church, the sponsor must attach a letter stating his/her best understanding of whether or not the candidate has expressed a desire to have their marriage blessed by the church, and the extent to which the candidate is presently practicing the Catholic faith.
- It is preferred that, if married, both husband and wife attend the Cursillo although this does not preclude a married individual from going to Cursillo without their spouse especially if they are active in the Church.
- Single, divorced and widowed candidates are openly welcome to attend
- Clergy and religious are encouraged to attend the Cursillo.
- If someone does not meet the above criteria they may still be accepted to attend at the discretion of the Spiritual Director given a written letter from the candidate’s sponsor explaining why an exception should be granted. A statement from the candidate’s pastor or priest would also be most helpful.
- A Cursillo is physically and emotionally demanding. If a candidate has
serious medical, mental or general health problems, the sponsor should include a letter outlining why he/she feels the candidate possesses the required stamina to successfully complete the weekend without
excessively burdening the team members.
- If the candidate has recently undergone a life-changing event such as
divorce, death of a spouse, job loss, financial crisis, etc, it is better to wait until the candidate’s life settles down before attending Cursillo.
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