Dallas, Texas, Sep 23, 2018 / 10:15 am
At the final Mass of the National V Encuentro gathering, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles encouraged Hispanic and Latino Catholics to go out into the world and be missionary disciples for the Church, like the many holy lay people before them.
"Our reading of today's Gospel begins with these words: 'Jesus and his disciples They left from there and started a journey,'" he said, referencing Mark 9:30-37.
"This is our story, yours and mine. This is the history of the Church. We are his disciples."
Gomez gave the homily on the final day of the National V Encuentro, a meeting of Hispanic and Latino Catholics from throughout the United States that was the culmination of a years-long process of consultation at the parish, diocesan and regional levels.