With great joy we celebrated the Hispanic V Encuentro on the weekend of April 27-29 in Visalia California. 1,297 participants gathered to listen to the opportunities and challenges of the Hispanic community in Region XI. We work in different ministerial areas.
- Youth Ministry with Adolescents and Young Adults
- Ministry of the Family
- Evangelization and Mission
- Development of Leadership and Training for Ministries
- Social Justice
- Restorative Justice
- Education: Catholic Schools Higher Education
- Pastoral Migrante
Delegates came from the following parishes: Sacred Heart of Jesus, Most Holy Trinity, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Saint Lucy, Saint Joseph, Mountain View, Saint Elizabeth, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Our Lady of Refuge, Saint John Vianney, and Saint Mary, Gilroy. The delegates, who worked tirelessly these days, were there, enjoying the company of other people from Region XI. Bishops from California, Hawaii and Nevada also attended.
Bishop Gerald R. Barnes of the Diocese of San Bernardino encouraged delegates to continue this ministry with great passion and great passion for the voiceless.
But now, what’s next? The V National Meeting, updates to come in the following editions of The Valley Catholic.
Thanks to all the parish priests who sent their delegates, we will be in contact to see which delegates can participate in the National Hispanic V Encuentro.