The Central Virginia Cursillo Center (referred to as the CVCC) is one of four centers in the Richmond diocese. The other three centers are Greater Hampton Roads, Blue Ridge, and the Valley. The boundaries for the CVCC are from Norge in the east to Farmville in the west and Ladysmith in the north to South Hill in the south.
The CVCC holds four Cursillo weekends per year. Three weekends, one men’s and two women’s, are held at Shalom House (a retreat center of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond located on Robert Terrell Road in Montpelier, VA) and one men’s weekend held at Sacred Heart Parish in Prince George (on Community Lane in Petersburg, VA). The weekends begin on a Thursday evening and end on Sunday evening; the candidates, persons making the weekend for the first time, are cloistered during this time.
For persons who are unacquainted with a Cursillo weekend, it should be understood that the weekend is not a quiet retreat, nor is there time for recreation. Instead, the Cursillo weekend encompasses a full schedule of activities including lay and ordained talks, discussions, a reconciliation service, celebration of the Eucharist, private and communal prayer, great music, fun, and FOOD. This is a joyful weekend sponsored by a dynamic Catholic Christian community.
CVCC Ultreyas are held on the 2nd Friday of the month at Catholic churches in the immediate Richmond area and northward and on the 4th Friday of the month at parishes south and west of Richmond.
An annual training session for weekend team members is held at the Church of the Epiphany Catholic Church centrally located in Midlothian, VA. The training session is conducted on a Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm for those who have made a Cursillo weekend, referred to as Cursillistas. The training provides Cursillistas the opportunity to learn about the Cursillo method, as well as the ‘what’s and why’s’ of a Cursillo weekend.
If you want more information about attending a Cursillo weekend; or if you are a Cursillista that has moved to this area and looking to participate in our community activities, contact the current CVCC chairpersons, Galen W. Potter, by calling 804-721-1364, or Janet Potter, by calling 804-943-3139. Thank you! DeColores!!!