Since many dioceses have been unable to hold their Diocesan In-Services, the Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs/V Encuentro is offering a national virtual event for all dioceses to connect and then break up into diocesan delegations for discussion.

The pastoral landscape of the Church and society has experienced seismic shifts this year, amid the continuing unfolding of the crises of the pandemic, the call for racial justice, the economy, and the continuing impact of global climate change. Our people are searching for ways to respond to these great challenges with limited resources in a spirit of synodality.

The purpose of this national event is to complete the 6th Milestone of the V Encuentro process:

  • visualize the future of Hispanic/Latino Ministry
  • help dioceses and organizations identify, create, or fine-tune their pastoral responses at the local level
  • rejoice in the fruits of the V Encuentro and our Catholic faith
  • be sent forth once again as joyful missionary disciples.
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Until the event!!


Have registered!


Speakers, Prayer leaders & MCs

More being added soon!

Friday, October 9, 2020

Archbishop Nelson Pérez

Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Chairman of USCCB Cultural Diversity

Opening prayer & welcoming remarks

Alejandro Aguilera-Titus

Director of the V Encuentro and the USCCB's Assistant Director of Hispanic Affairs

Prayer leader

Young Adult Conversation

Jessica Maciel Hernández

Coordinator of Hispanic Youth Ministry,Diocese of Des Moines


Luis Peña

Outreach Coordinator and assistant to the Director for the Office of Hispanic Ministry for the Archdiocese of New York

Master of Ceremonies

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Bishop Arturo Cepeda

Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit, Chairman of USCCB Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs

Welcoming remarks

Sr. Teresa Maya, CCVI

Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word and past President of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

Visualizing Hispanic/Latino Ministry in the current context of COVID-19, Racial Justice and economic crises…and beyond

Armando Cervantes

Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry, Diocese of Orange and Organizational Relations Manager for the V Encuentro Youth and Young Adult Leadership Initiative

Master of Ceremonies

Archbishop José H. Gómez

Archdiocese of Los Angeles, President of the USCCB

Presider and homilist


Friday, October 9, 2020 7-10 pm ET (All Virtual) Welcome, Prayer, and Young Adult Conversations

12-7 pm ET                  Onboarding and Technical Support (Pop in when you can)
7-8 pm ET                    Time to Visit Exhibits
7:55 pm ET                  Nuestra Alegría Video
8:00 pm ET                  Welcome and Opening Remarks- Archbishop Nelson Pérez
8:10 pm ET                  Prayer– Lectio Divina
8:30 pm ET                  Conversation between Bishops and Young Adults

8:30 pm ET                  Padrinos Events

          • Oregon Catholic Press: Walking Together (Bilingual) Pedro Rubalcava will host a night of prayer, music and conversation with pastors and music ministers from around the country to reflect how we, as Hispanic leaders, can walk through these turbulent times together and continue on the path set by the V Encuentro.
          • Loyola Press: Forming Ministers of God’s Love: Catholic Parenting in the Domestic Church (Spanish)- with Dr. Dora Tobar.
          • Catholic Relief Services: (Spanish or English – choose your language)
          • Our Sunday Visitor: “OSV Como Padrinos de V Encuentro”(Spanish)- With Domingo Betancourt. El “Padrino” es un término querido y tiene un significado profundo en nuestra cultura. Ser seleccionado como Padrino conlleva mucha responsabilidad en nuestras familias e iglesia. Presentaremos el tema de ser un buen “Padrino” con los valores organizativos de OSV, que apoyan el V Encuentro y como es que continuaremos apoyando las diócesis y parroquias visualizar el futuro del ministerio hispano / latino en los EEUU como discípulos misioneros.

9:30 pm ET                  Social/Convivencia

Saturday, October 10, 2020 Virtual (V) or Hybrid(H) 

9:00 am – 5 pm ET      Onboarding and Technical Support (V)
12:30 pm ET                Time to Visit Exhibits (V) and on-site Registration (H)
1:30 pm ET                  Opening Prayer (V,H)
1:50 pm ET                  Welcome- Bishop Arturo Cepeda (V)
1:55 pm ET                   Message from Pope Francis for 2018 National Event
2:00 pm ET                  Moment 1:
Visualizing Hispanic/Latino Ministry in the current context of COVID-19, Racial Justice and economic crises…and beyond – Sr. Teresa Maya, CCVI
2:15pm ET                   Send to Breakouts (Instructions)
2:25 pm ET                  Breakouts by Diocese: Visualizing the Future of Hispanic/Latino Ministry (V,H)
3:00 pm ET                  Plenary in each Diocese (V, H)
3:30 pm ET                  Break and Time to Visit Exhibits (V,H)
4:10 pm ET                  Moment 2: Accompaniment and Pastoral Conversion Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio (pre-recorded-To be confirmed)
4:20 pm ET                  Orientation on Pastoral Planning
4:25 pm ET                  Send to Breakouts
4:35 pm ET                  Breakouts by Diocese: Fine-tuning Pastoral Priorities (V,H)
5:45 pm ET                 Break and Time to Visit Exhibits
6:45 pm ET                 Closing Remarks and Raffle
7:00 pm ET                 Moment 3: Celebration of the Eucharist (V,H) Presider and Homilist Archbishop José H. Gómez



This is an opportunity for your organization to receive exposure and to join other organizations that serve and are committed to Hispanic/Latino ministry in the United States. We will be publishing our event in an App that will be available via mobile device, tablet and desktop browser.

For more information about this event or if you have any questions, please contact our Exhibitor Coordinator, Maria Fernanda Quintero at  Exhibitors are asked to submit their registration form by September 28, 2020.

Our exhibitor pricing for the event is $250 and includes the following:

  • Virtual Exhibit Booth listed under Exhibitors with your logo
  • 2 action buttons- (receive participant contact info, schedule a meeting button, link to a live stream with a representative in a zoom room*, enter a raffle/giveaway, survey, link to a pre-recorded presentation/video) Buttons are fully customizable.
  • 5 live links- product/promotional item, website, or Live stream link*, social media, etc.
  • Overview of your company/organization
  • 5 exhibiting staff connections to our Hispanic Ministry Events App

Exhibit Times are the following:

· Friday, October 9, 2020
7-8 pm ET

· Saturday, October 10, 2020
12:30 – 1:30 pm ET
3:30 – 4:10 pm ET
5:45 – 6:45 pm ET

*Zoom room capacity is limited by your own company’s Zoom room capacity. We anticipate 3,000-5,000 participants and you will need to set your own limits for how many participants can engage with you during Exhibit time based on your organization’s capacity and budget. You may also choose another live stream option or video conference connection. You need to provide a streaming url link.


We ask you to consider a donation given the economic impact that COVID-19 is having on Hispanic/Latino Ministry. Through your sponsorship, your organization can provide a donation to help us cover the technical costs of the event or provide scholarships to dioceses in need.

If you are interested in being one of our official event sponsors, please reach out to our Sponsor Coordinator, Orianna Bardales at by October 4, 2020. On behalf of the V Encuentro we thank you for your support.  See below what each level of sponsorship includes.