The Process of the V Encuentro is currently taking place in parishes, lay ecclesial movements, schools & universities, and other Catholic organizations across the country.
Lay Ecclesial Movements
Generating 20,000 New Pastoral Leaders
What is the V Encuentro?
Pope Francis’ Message for the V Encuentro
Who Participates in the V Encuentro?
All leaders in arch/dioceses, parishes, lay ecclesial movements and other Catholic organizations and institutions are invited to participate by encountering Hispanic/Latino Catholics, particularly those living in the periphery through the missionary process of evangelization and consultation of the V Encuentro.
What is the Goal of the V Encuentro?
The main goal of the V Encuentro is to discern ways in which the Church in the United States can better respond to the Hispanic/Latino presence, and to strengthen the ways in which Hispanics/Latinos respond to the call to the New Evangelization as missionary disciples serving the entire Church.
What are the Objectives of the V Encuentros?
Hispanic Catholics are a blessing of God and a prophetic presence that has turned many dioceses and parishes into communities of faith that are more welcoming, vibrant, and evangelizing. We, the bishops, consider Hispanic ministry as an integral part of the life and mission of the church.
Encuentro & Mission: A Renewed Pastoral Framework for Hispanic Ministry
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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