Recruiting pilgrims through one on one contact can be a lot of work. You need to provide the same information and often answer the same questions for each person. It can be a draining and daunting experience.
An Informational Ultreya enables you to
provide the information and answer questions once.
leverage the power of groups to encourage people to go. Often people will decide to go if they know someone else who is going.
draw on the energy, enthusiasm, and stories of other Cursillistas to demonstrate the life changing and enriching power of a Cursillo weekend.
find potential pilgrims you might not have considered, such as members who attend other services.
involve your parish Cursillo community in those things that we talk about & are supposed to be doing. Can you say Apostolic Action?
Here's what you can do
Have the meeting as a dinner and have the church or the Cursillo ministry at your church underwrite the dinner.
Provide childcare. When sponsoring a pilgrim, remove all obstacles!
Have a dynamic, energized speaker or several of them. One can give the basics of what Cursillo is all about and one or two can share stories. If you need a speaker, reach out to the commission chair, Lori Bates, who will help you find someone who will be happy to come do the talk!
Advertise, advertise, advertise. Put the date and information in your bulletin, newsletter and on your Facebook page for a few weeks!
Consider starting off with some type of mixer activity so people get to know each other.
Download, print and handout this brochure.
Show the Cursillo Video
Questions? Contact a member of the Commission. That's what we are here for!