Cursillo is a Spanish word meaning “short course.” In the Episcopal Church the word is used to describe a weekend retreat led by clergy and laity several times a year at Camp McDowell. The weekend provides a wonderful opportunity to “get away from it all” and experience foundational Christian teaching, warm Christian fellowship and relaxed worship in a very comfortable atmosphere. The event begins with the weekend itself, and emphasis is placed on continuing the spirituality through weekly Reunion Groups and monthly gatherings called Ultreyas.  Our St. John’s contact for more information about Cursillo is Dustin Holmes.  You may contact him at  Click here for a link to the Alabama diocesan Cursillo page