A Cursillo weekend begins on a Friday evening and ends on Sunday afternoon. During the three days the participants listen to the Gospel message given in eleven short talks. Four talks are given by clergy that center on Grace, the gift of God to all persons. The other seven 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.