- Christopher White and Inés San Martín
- Sep 27, 2018
Border Bishop Daniel Flores says he hopes the V Encuentro will be a time when Hispanic Catholics become leaders not just within their own community, but for the whole Church.
An exclusive interview with the host of the Encuentro, Bishop Michael Olson.
Three thousand Hispanic Ministry delegates representing more than 165 dioceses will meet in Grapevine, Texas, at the V National Encuentro of Hispanic Latino Ministry during the weekend of Sept. 20-23.
This week’s V Encuentro concludes a 4 year discernment process about the future of hispanic and Latino Catholics in the U.S. Church.
The process leading to the National Fifth Encuentro in Texas in the fall aims to identify and train 20,000 new Hispanic ministry leaders and urge all of the Catholic Church’s pastoral leaders, not just Hispanics, to strengthen their outreach to Hispanic youth and young adults.
The U.S. Church’s national encuentro call to Hispanic Catholics to go out to the peripheries and encounter others has energized the country’s dioceses, Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros of Brooklyn told delegates at the Region II encuentro in Albany.