A Cursillo weekend begins on a Thursday evening and ends on Sunday night. During the three days the participants listen to the Gospel message given in fifteen short talks. Five talks are given by clergy that center on Grace, the gift of God to all persons. The other ten are given by lay persons that have made a Cursillo. The talks deal with Christian study, action, leadership, living a life in relationship what God, the role of the layperson in the church and similar reflections on situations encountered in daily living. The talks build on each other.