National V Encuentro

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Iskali, a ministry that serves young Hispanic Catholics in the United States, seeks to form active missionary disciples.

Evangelization tops U.S. bishops’ priorities in new Hispanic pastoral plan 

Jan 6, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The nation’s bishops have released their new National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry. Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Sept. 16, 2019.

Archbishop Gomez to present conclusions of V Encuentro to Pope Francis

Sep 17, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

A delegation from the U.S., including Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, will present the conclusions and proceedings of the... Read more

Delegates from Huntington Park, California with Archbishop Jose Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at the Naitonal V Encuentro.

What Catholics learned at V Encuentro, and what they hope their bishops heard

Sep 24, 2018

By Mary Farrow

It’s a difficult time for the Catholic Church, a fact much-discussed at the National V Encuentro conference, a gathering of... Read more

Jose, Archbishop Gomez, and Antonio Mendez at the National V Encuentro on Sept. 22, 2018.

Two pilgrims trek 30 miles to Encuentro to raise awareness of immigration issues

Sep 23, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Most of the delegates attending the National V Encuentro conference arrived by plane, or by car if they lived locally... Read more

Carmen Ciriaco and Dr. Perla Indarte of Brooklyn, and Mayra Reyes of Santa Fe cheer during a V Encuentro session.

Gomez to Encuentro: Jesus sent disciples, Guadalupe sent Juan Diego, God sends you

Sep 23, 2018

By Mary Farrow

At the final Mass of the National V Encuentro gathering, Archbishop Jose Gomez encouraged Hispanic and Latino Catholics to go... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe.

When the Church finds itself in times of trouble, imitate Mary, bishop says

Sep 22, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, said that the Catholic Church is currently in a “very dark... Read more

Immigrants rights activists.

‘We’re brothers and sisters in Christ’: For Encuentro Catholics, immigration is personal

Sep 22, 2018

By Mary Farrow

When Miriam Joyce of the Diocese of Raleigh talks about immigration, her face folds with concern.  Read more

Encuentro delegates at prayer.

Encuentro Catholics ‘heartbroken’ by scandals, but unshaken in faith

Sep 22, 2018

By Mary Farrow

While the so-called summer of scandals has hit the Church hard both in the United States and throughout the world,... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 2, 2018.

Pope Francis welcomes V Encuentro as 'instrument of grace'

Sep 21, 2018

Pope Francis welcomed thousands of representatives gathered in Texas this week for the Fifth Encuentro, a national meeting of Hispanic-background... Read more

Participants at the Region XI Encuentro. Courtesy photo.

Thousands of Hispanics expected in Texas for Encuentro summit

Sep 20, 2018

As many as 3,000 Catholics of Hispanic background are expected in Texas this week for the National V Encuentro, a... Read more