Welcome to the Proceedings and Conclusions E-resources, an accompaniment to the Proceedings and Conclusions of the V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry. The purpose of this resource is provide supplementary material such as videos and graphics that can be used for trainings and to share on websites and social media. The videos include the keynotes, homilies, and panel discussions from the National event held in Grapevine, TX in September of 2018. They also include interviews from leaders and missionary disciples across the country that participated in the V Encuentro process. The graphics include memes, animated gifs, posters, and interactive timelines. Some if these items will be published in the next few months.

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The V National Encuentro as a Process of Evangelization

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The V National Encuentro as a Process of Consultation

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Milestones in the V National Encuentro Process

Vision, Goal, and Objectives of the V National Encuentro

The Impact and Mission of the V Encuentro Continue

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Taking the First Step- Called to a Loving Encounter with Jesus

A Church that “Goes Forth” – Procession and Opening Session

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Historical Memory of the Encuentros

Sr. Ana María Pineda, RSM

Sr. Ana María Pineda is an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University. She was one of the founding members of the Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI). She has also written a variety of publications on Hispanic ministry, popular religiosity, pastoral practices, and the distinction between oral and literate cultures. Sr. Ana María has participated in the process of Encuentros since the 1970s.

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Evening Prayer & Welcome

Leader and Homilist:

Most Rev. Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S., Archbishop of San Antonio

Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S., the Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church, is the Archbishop of San Antonio. Previously he served as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He entered the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit in Mexico City in 1973 and was sent to the United States in 1980 to minister to migrant workers in California. He also studied at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, where he obtained a Master’s degree in Divinity and in Theology.

Welcome

Most Rev. Michael Olson, Bishop of Fort Worth

Bishop Michael Olson
is the Bishop of Fort Worth. Before he was ordained and installed as the fourth bishop of Fort Worth, Bishop Olson served as the Vicar General for the Diocese of Fort Worth and Pastor of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. He earned a doctorate in moral theology at the Academia Alfonsiana in Rome.

Opening Remarks

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and USCCB President

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo is the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He was born in Steubenville, Ohio, and raised near Pittsburgh. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1977 and to the episcopacy as Bishop of Sioux City in 1997. He was elevated to the College of Cardinals by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007.

Keynote Speaker

Most Rev. Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America

Archbishop Christophe Pierre is the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America, appointed by Pope Francis in April 2016. The Nuncio is the Holy Father’s representative for or ambassador to a particular country. Prior to this assignment, he has served as the Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti, Uganda, and Mexico. Born in 1946 in Rennes, France, he was ordained a priest in 1970 and received his episcopal consecration in 1995.

Greeting from His Holiness Pope Francis

Pope Francis opened the V Encuentro gathering on September 19, 2018 in Grapevine, TX with a greeting from the Vatican.

Echoes of the Encounters in the Peripheries

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Getting Involved – with Words and Actions: Do it!

A Church that Gets Involved – Morning Plenary and Regional Session 1

Friday Morning Prayer Homily

Most Rev. Michael Olson, Bishop of Fort Worth

Keynote: By Word and Deed

Joseph Cardinal Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark

Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, C.Ss.R., is the Cardinal Archbishop of Newark in New Jersey, appointed by Pope Francis in 2016. He was previously the Archbishop of Indianapolis from 2012 to 2016. Cardinal Tobin professed vows as a member of the Redemptorists in 1973 and was ordained in 1978. He was Superior General of the Redemptorists from 1997 to 2009.

Panel Conversation

Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus

Edith Ávila Olea, Parish Outreach and Board of Young Professionals Coordinator for the Diocese of Joliet

Hosffman Ospino,Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Educatio and Director of Graduate Programs in Hispanic Ministry at Boston College

Mid-Day Mass

Homilist:

Most Rev. Gerald Barnes, Bishop of San Bernardino

Bishop Gerald Barnes is the Bishop of San Bernardino. Prior to his episcopal ordination, he served as the rector of Assumption-St. John Seminary. Bishop Barnes served as the Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Hispanic Affairs (1996-1999) and under his leadership the IV National Encuentro of Hispanic Ministry, which became Encuentro 2000, was convened. The V Encuentro is also convened under his leadership as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs (2009- 2015). Bishop Barnes also served as Chairman of the Committee on Migration and Refugee Services. In 2007, Bishop Barnes received the Ohtli Award for his service for Mexican people living in the United States.

Regional Session 1

Regional Reporting Plenary Session

PROCESS FACILITATORS

Ken Johnson-Mondragón, Coordinator of Research for the V National Encuentro

Lynette Sáenz, Diocesan Coordinator of Cultural Ministries and Director of the Hispanic Pastoral Institute for the Diocese of Rochester

Mar Muñoz-Visoso, Executive Director of the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Accompanying – Walking Together with Jesus

A Church that Accompanies – Afternoon Plenaries, Regional Session 2, and Dinner

Keynote: Standing by People with Apostolic Endurance

Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores, Bishop of Brownsville

Bishop Daniel E. Flores has served as the Bishop of Brownsville, Texas since 2009. Previously he was Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Detroit. He received his S.T.D. degree from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2000. He has also been on the faculty of many formation and theology programs. He is a former Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church and current member of the Committee on Doctrine.

Panel Conversation

Panelists:

Nick López, Director of Campus Ministry at the University of Dallas

Sr. Norma  Pimentel,MJ, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

Rev. Agustino Torres, CFR, President of Corazón Puro and Latinos Por LaVida

Regional Session 2

Regional Reporting Plenary Session

Facilitators:

Ken Johnson-Mondragón, Coordinator of Research for the V National Encuentro

Lynette Sáenz, Diocesan Coordinator of Cultural Ministries and Director of the Hispanic Pastoral Institute for the Diocese of Rochester

Mar Muñoz-Visoso, Executive Director of the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Reflections:

Most Rev. John Charles Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe

Most Rev. Mario Dorsonville-Rodríguez, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington

Bishop and Young Adult Dinner Encounter

Hosts:
Most Rev. Edward Burns
, Bishop of Dallas

Most Rev. Alberto Rojas, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago

Emcees:
Brenda Noriega,
Young Adult Ministry Coordinator for the Diocese of San Bernardino

Luis Peña, Assistant to the Director of the Office of Hispanic Ministry and Hispanic Outreach Coordinator for the Archdiocese of New York

Bearing Fruit – Fruits of New Life

A Church that Bears Fruit – Morning Plenary to Evening Banquet

Morning Prayer

Leader and Homilist:

Blase Cardinal Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago

Blase Cardinal Cupich is the Archbishop of Chicago. He is an alumnus of The Catholic University of America, receiving a Licentiate of Sacred Theology and a Doctorate of Sacred Theology. In 2016, Pope Francis elevated him to the College of Cardinals. He also serves in various committees and is the Co-Chair of the National Dialogue Initiative with Muslims. Prior to coming to the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2014, Cardinal Cupich served as the Bishop of Spokane in Washington (2010-2014) and the Bishop of Rapid City in South Dakota (1998-2010).

Keynote Speaker: Let the Word Take Flesh

Most Rev. Oscar Cantú, Bishop of Las Cruces

Bishop Oscar Cantú is the Bishop of Las Cruces, New Mexico and Coadjutor-elect of San Jose, California. A native of Houston, Texas, he served as a priest of the Houston Archdiocese until 2008 when he was named auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio. He was appointed Bishop of Las Cruces in 2013, where he served until 2018. He was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of San Jose by Pope Francis in July 2018. He is the former Chairman of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace.

Panel Conversation

Panelists:

Sean Callahan, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services

Brenda Noriega, Young Adult Ministry Coordinator for the Diocese of San Bernardino

Wanda Vásquez, Director of the Office of Hispanic Ministry in the Archdiocese of New York

Saturday Mid-Day Mass

Homily  

Seán Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Boston

Seán Patrick Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., is the Archbishop of Boston. He professed in 1965 in the Capuchin Franciscan Order and was ordained a priest in 1970. He has served the Dioceses of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, Fall River, and Palm Beach since his episcopal ordination in 1984. He is a member of Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinal Advisors and leads the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.

Inter-Regional Reporting Plenary

Facilitators:

Ken Johnson-Mondragón, Coordinator of Research for the V National Encuentro

Lynette Sáenz, Diocesan Coordinator of Cultural Ministries and Director of the Hispanic Pastoral Institute for the Diocese of Rochester

The Personal Commitments of the Delegates

Keynote: Liberation and Renewal Revealed

Most Rev. Arturo Cepeda, Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit

Bishop Arturo Cepeda is Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit. He was consecrated Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit on May 5, 2011, becoming the youngest bishop in the United States at age 41. He previously served as Rector of Assumption Seminary in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Bishop Cepeda studied at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), where he earned a licentiate and doctorate in Sacred Theology.

Panel Conversation

Panelists:    

Brittany Koepke García, Coordinator of Pastoral Juvenil Hispana for the Diocese of Knoxville

Juan Pablo Padilla, Coordinator of Pastoral Juvenil Hispana andYouth and Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago

José López, Director for Migrant Ministry and Director of Hispanic Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the Diocese of Stockton

Digna Ramírez-López, Director of Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Stockton

Meal Blessing:

Most Rev. Octavio Cisneros, Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn

Bishop Octavio Cisneros is the Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Born in Las Villas in Cuba, Bishop Cisneros came to the United States as a political refugee in October 1961 as part of a Catholic humanitarian effort that brought 14,000 unaccompanied minors from Cuba to the U.S. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1971. He received his episcopal consecration in 2006. His activities have included the Northeast Catholic Center for Hispanics, the “Instituto Nacional Hispano de Liturgia,” the board of governors of Immaculate Conception Seminary, and vice-postulator of the Cause for Canonization of the Servant of God Felix Varela, a Cuban priest who served in New York in the early Nineteenth Century.

A Church that Celebrates – Morning Plenary and Closing Mass

A Church that Bears Fruit – Morning Plenary to Evening Banquet

Morning Prayer

Leader and Homilist:

Most Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore

Archbishop William E. Lori has served as the sixteenth Archbishop of Baltimore since 2012. He previously served as Bishop of Bridgeport from 2001-2012 and Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Washington in 1995-2001. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington in 1977 and has served as Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus since 2005. He was the Chairman of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty from 2011-2017.

Keynote- Celebrating Every Step of the Way

Guzmán Carriquiry Lecour, Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America

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Most Rev. Constantino Barrera, CELAM Representantive, Bishop of Sonsonate, El Salvador

Dramatization – Burning Hearts

Director:      Petra Alexander,  Director of the Office of Hispanic Affairs for the Diocese of San Bernardino

Actors:        Young adult delegates from the Diocese of San Bernardino: Victoria Rojas, María Magdalena Valadez, and Francisco Sánchez Ponce.

Panel Conversation 1

Panelists:    

Ken Johnson-Mondragón, Coordinator of Research for the V National Encuentro

Lynette Sáenz, Diocesan Coordinator of Cultural Ministries and Director of the Hispanic Pastoral Institute for the Diocese of Rochester

Paul Jarzembowski, Assistant Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministries in the USCCB Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth

Marilyn Santos, Associate Director, USCCB Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis

Panel Conversation 2

Facilitator:
Alejandro Aguilera-Titus
, National Coordinator for the V Encuentro and lead staff for Hispanic ministry for the USCCB Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church

Panelists:
Hosffman Ospino, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Theology andReligious Education and Director of Graduate Programs in HispanicMinistry at Boston College

Arturo Chávez, Ph.D., President of the Mexican American Catholic College

Jessica Maciel Hernández, Coordinator of Hispanic Youth Ministry,Diocese of Des Moines

Closing Remarks

Most Rev. Gerald Barnes, Bishop of San Bernardino

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Most Rev. Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S., Archbishop of San Antonio

Sunday Closing Mass Homily

Homilist:

Most Rev. José Gómez, Archbishop of Los Angeles

Archbishop José H. Gomez is the Archbishop of Los Angeles and the Vice President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He has played a leading role in the Catholic Church’s efforts to promote immigration reform and authored Immigration and the Next America: Renewing the Soul of Our Nation. Archbishop Gomez is also the Episcopal Moderator to the National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana (LaRED).

Appendix B: Map: 70 where the majority of Catholics were Hispanic in 2016

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Appendix D: National and Regional Statistical Summaries of the V Encuentro

Download the Regional Statistical Summaries.

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