FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2017
V Encuentro Mobile App Now Available on Apple App Store and Google Play
An App for engaging Hispanic/Latino Catholics in the U.S.
Washington, D.C., March 31, 2017 – – Available today, the V Encuentro App offers participants and leaders of the Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry (V Encuentro) access to important resources, news, and a social network to encounter each other and build community.
The bilingual mobile app contains digital resources, reflections, calendars, and directories of diocesan, regional, and national contacts. It will generate one of the largest online networks of Hispanic/Latino Catholics in the United States. The app is also designed to receive consultation forms. During the process of the V Encuentro, Hispanic/Latino Catholics and those who serve them will encounter those living on the peripheries through a missionary process of evangelization and consultation. Published for smartphones and tablets, participants of this process can submit consultation forms answering questions about the currently reality of those in the peripheries and the ways parishes are responding to the Hispanic/Latino presence. The app offers important videos about the V Encuentro and a music player with music published by Oregon Catholic Press.
Dr. Patricia Jiménez, Communications Coordinator stated, “The V Encuentro Mobile App is an exciting tool for the V Encuentro process since Hispanics/Latinos are more likely to use mobile devices to connect online. The mobile app provides an innovative social experience where V Encuentro participants and leaders can interact, share photos, and build community. It hopes to engage Hispanic/Latino millennial Catholics, particularly second and third generations.”
Alejandro Aguilera-Titus, National Coordinator, emphasized, “The mobile application for the V Encuentro will connect more than one million missionary disciples in a social network that speaks of God’s love and a Church that goes out to encounter the other, especially young people.”
The V Encuentro Mobile App is now available to download for free via Google Play and the App Store. A video demo will soon be available. Learn more about our app by visiting the V Encuentro website.
Patricia Jiménez, DMin
ENAVE: V Encuentro
ENAVE is the National Team of Accompaniment of the V Encuentro and is a representative group of national Catholic organizations committed to advancing the call to the Fifth National Encuentro of Hispano/Latino Ministry. The V Encuentro process is a priority activity of the United State Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Strategic Plan for 2017-2020.