Encuentro Delegates Urged to Bring Others to ‘New Encounter’ With Christ

Encuentro Delegates Urged to Bring Others to ‘New Encounter’ With Christ

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Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles prays in front of a cross Jan. 27 during a gathering of more than 1,000 Catholic lay leaders, clergy and religious from 52 parishes in all regions of the Los Angeles Archdiocese. They came together for the archdiocesan encuentro at the Pasadena Convention Center. (CNS photo/Victor Aleman, Angelus News) See ENCUENTRO-LOS-ANGELES Jan. 30, 2018.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez urged the crowd at the archdiocesan “V Encuentro” January 27 to bring “the people of our times to a new encounter with Jesus Christ and the mercy and love of God.” He addressed more than 1,000 Catholic lay leaders, clergy and religious from 52 parishes in all regions of the tri-county Archdiocese of Los Angeles gathered at the Pasadena Convention Center. Diocesan-level encuentros and regional encuentros are taking place around the country as part of a process of reflection and action leading up to the U.S. Catholic Church’s Fifth National Encuentro, or “V Encuentro,” to be held September 20-23 in Grapevine, Texas. “Let us walk behind Jesus and take up our cross – following him and to bringing the people of our times to a new encounter with Jesus Christ and the mercy and love of God,” Archbishop Gomez told the crowd at the convention center.