This week’s Texas gathering will bring together some 3,000 Catholics to conclude a four-year nationwide process of Hispanic/Latino missionary activity, consultation, leadership and pastoral discernment that took place in parishes, dioceses and episcopal regions in the United States.
If two of the youngest Hispanic delegates representing the ‘Diocese of Immigrants’ at V Encuentro are a reflection of the pulse of the Church’s future, here’s what one might discover: whether they were born here or not, their identity as missionaries within the universal Catholic Church is as obvious as whether or not they want to attend either English Mass or Spanish Mass on any given Sunday.
Three thousand Hispanic Ministry delegates representing more than 165 dioceses are meeting in Grapevine, Texas, at the V National Encuentro of Hispanic Latino Ministry (Fifth Encuentro), Sept. 20-23.
THE TIME IS here. This Sept. 20-23, more than 3,000 Hispanic Catholic leaders and others from nearly every diocese across the country will meet in Dallas, Texas, for the V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry (V Encuentro) main meeting.
If you attend any major Catholic gathering throughout the United States, chances are that talks are offered in the two predominant languages in which most Catholics worship in the country, namely English and Spanish.
CATHOLICS IN THE United States have excelled in developing amazing structures and resources for pastoral leadership formation at all levels in seminaries, houses of formation, colleges and universities, pastoral institutes, online programs and catechetical formation initiatives, among others.
The U.S. church’s national encuentro call to Hispanic Catholics to go out to the peripheries and encounter others has energized the country’s dioceses, Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros told delegates at the Region II encuentro in Albany.
More than 300 Hispanic Catholic leaders from the eight dioceses of the State of New York gathered at the Desmond Hotel in the state capital, June 22 – 24, for the state regional meeting of the V Encuentro.
The Spanish-speaking community honored Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros for his evangelizaion work, especially with the Fifth Encuentro, which conducted its diocesan plenary meeting at the Evangelization Assembly.
Full coverage of the Diocesan Assembly on Evangelization and the Celebration of the Fifth Encuentro.