Personal Invitation from Archbishop José H. Gomez, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, and Bishop Nelson Pérez

This is a historic moment for the Church in the United States. The number of Hispanic/Latino Catholics is greater than ever and will continue to grow. The Church is now turning to a new generation of Hispanic/ Latino leaders who, like previous generations, are gifting the Catholic Church with their rich spiritual tradition and their witness of God’s love. Together we can identify a path of encounter and accompaniment that will bring unity in diversity and form Catholics as true missionary disciples. The V Encuentro will shape the Catholic Church in the United States for generations to come.

More than one million Catholics across the nation are engaged in the V Encuentro process. We personally invite you to join in this process through your generous support as sponsors of the V National Encuentro. Your gifts can fulfill the hopes and vision of our Church leadership and members. We appreciate your consideration of our invitation. Be assured of our gratitude for your attention to our request.

God Bless you

Most Rev. Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS

Chairman

Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church

Most Rev. Nelson J. Pérez

Chairman

Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs
V Encuentro

Most Rev. José H. Gomez

USCCB Vice-President

Honorary Chairman
V Encuentro Development Team

THE V NATIONAL ENCUENTRO

September 20-23, 2018 Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine, TX

The V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry is a multi-year process aimed at discerning ways in which the Church in the United States can better respond to the Hispanic presence, by better recognizing, embracing, and promoting the many gifts and talents that the Hispanic community offers to the church. The V Encuentro seeks to strengthen the ways in which Hispanics respond to the call to the New Evangelization as missionary disciples serving the entire Church. The V National Encuentro will gather over three thousand delegates representing thousands of Catholics who have participated in the V Encuentro local process, in approximately 5,000 parishes, lay ecclesial movements, Catholic organizations and institutions. Over 100 bishops are expected to lead their respective delegations including priests, religious, and lay leaders, young and old, who have been involved in the V Encuentro process of mission, consultation and community building.

The V National Encuentro is an opportunity for your organization to play a significant role in reaching out to over 3,000 highly committed and engaged Hispanic/Latino Catholics and other leaders, and to be a part of a process that will significantly impact the future of our Church. If you want to be a part of this historical moment in the life of our Church, join us at the V Encuentro!

WHY THE AUDIENCE AT THE V NATIONAL ENCUENTRO IS IMPORTANT:

Hispanics account for 71% of the growth of the Catholic population since 1960

 

  • 40% of all Catholics in the U.S. have a Hispanic background
  • Six out of ten Catholics under the age of 18 are of Hispanic background
  • U.S. born Hispanics make up two- thirds of the Hispanic population
  • On average, parishes with Hispanic ministry have larger numbers of Catholics attending Mass compared to all parishes nationwide
  • Almost half of students currently enrolled in U.S. lay ministry formation programs self-identify as Hispanic
THE V ENCUENTRO ENGAGES THIS POPULATION

Over 1 million Hispanic/Latino Catholics engaged through the process

  • 165+ dioceses and archdioceses across the U.S. engaged
  • 5,000+ parishes, universities, Catholic schools, lay ecclesial movements and other organizations participate in the process

 

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SHOWCASE YOUR ORGANIZATION IN FRONT OF
  • Catholic bishops
  • Pastors and priests
  • Religious communities
  • Lay ecclesial professionals
  • Parish and diocesan leaders
  • Hispanic young adults
  • Catholic educational institutions
  • National Catholic organizations
  • Ecclesial movements
  • Social service agencies and hospitals
Diamond
$100,000
  • BENEFITS
  • Special verbal acknowledgment at general welcomes
  • Recognition in the event program, registration area and sponsor banners as a Diamond-level sponsor.
  • Diamond Sponsor ribbons displayed on nametags
  • Two item insertion (giveaways) in attendee tote bags*
  • Digital acknowledgment placed on screens in general session & all session rooms, mobile app and website (with clickable link to organization’s website)
  • Organization Video Presentation to showcase the mission of your organization. (Only non-profits. Two to three minutes max – USCCB approval required)
  • Invite to Pre-Event Sponsors’ Mass and Reception
  • All Sponsors recognized (but not by name) in the Prayer of the Faithful at all the Event Masses
  • Five Attendees T-shirts
Sapphire
$50,000
  • BENEFITS
  • Special verbal acknowledgment at general welcomes
  • Recognition in the event program, registration area and sponsor banners as a Sapphire-level sponsor.
  • Sapphire Sponsor recognition ribbons displayed on nametags
  • Single item giveaway insertion in attendee tote bags*
  • Digital acknowledgment placed on screens in general session & all session rooms, mobile app and website (with clickable link to organization’s website)
  • Invite to Pre-Event Sponsors’ Mass and Reception
  • All Sponsors recognized (but not by name) in the Prayer of the Faithful at all the Event Masses
  • Five Attendees T-shirts
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Platinum
25,000
  • BENEFITS
  • Opportunity to include single item giveaway in attendee tote bags*
  • Special verbal acknowledgment at general welcomes
  • Digital acknowledgment placed on screens in general session, mobile app and website (with clickable link to organization’s website)
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Gold
$17,500
  • BENEFITS
  • Opportunity to include single item giveaway in attendee tote bags*
  • Special verbal acknowledgment at general welcomes
  • Digital acknowledgment placed on screens in general session, mobile app and website (with clickable link to organization’s website)
Silver
$10,000
  • BENEFITS
  • Opportunity to include single item giveaway in attendee tote bags*
  • General acknowledgment at welcome sessions
  • Digital acknowledgment placed on screens in general session, mobile app and website (with clickable link to organization’s website)
Bronze
5,000
  • BENEFITS
  • Opportunity to include single item giveaway in attendee tote bags*
  • General acknowledgment at welcome sessions
  • Digital acknowledgment placed on screens in mobile app and website (with clickable link to organization’s website)
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Copper
2,500
  • BENEFITS
  • General acknowledgment at welcome sessions
  • Digital acknowledgment placed on web site (with clickable link to organization’s website)
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*Corporate sponsorships are an important source of support for the USCCB’s mission to promote the Gospel of Christ and the teachings of his Church. We ask that all sponsors follow USCCB corporate sponsorship policies. Therefore, sponsors may not use qualitative or comparative language in any sponsorship messages or otherwise endorse or induce to purchase, sell or use a sponsor’s products or services, and may not provide price information or other indications of savings or value. Thank you for your support and cooperation with this policy.

EVENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Financial support for delegates will be made available to dioceses, particularly those in most need of assistance to ensure the participation of their entire delegation. Sponsors can also contribute to the scholarship fund dedicated to the financial assistance of delegates attending the V National Encuentro. Sponsors will receive recognition at corresponding sponsorship levels depending on the amount donated.

Padrino Partners

Padrinos are organizations that have supported the V Encuentro initiative from its planning stages. No longer available.

OCP
CRS
LoyolaPress
Our Sunday Visitor

Diamond Sponsors

Diocese of San Bernardino
Catholic Home Missions
Caballeros de Colon
Catholic Communication Campaign
Raskob Foundation
Campaign for Human Development

Sapphire Sponsors

NFCYM

Platinum Sponsors

Sisters of Mercy
Holy Cross Ministries

Gold Sponsors

Archdiocese of San Antonio
Verbodivino
Bread for the world

Silver Sponsors

Diocese of Austin
Rachel's Project

Bronze Sponsors

School Sisters of Notre Dame
St. Vincent De Paul
Sadlier

Copper Sponsors

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