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V Encuentro

The V Encuentro is a four-year process of ecclesial reflection and action that invites all Catholics in the United States to intense missionary activity, consultation, leadership development and identification of best ministerial practices in the spirit of the New Evangelization. This conference is open to everyone and is bilingual. Contact your parish to get involved.

September 20-23, 2018
National V Encuentro
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
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Recursos para el V Encuentro

Resources for V Encuentro


V Encuentro

The official Video of the V National Encuentro of Hispanic / Latino Ministry.

Pope Francis’ Message

Pope Francis’ video message to the bishops of the United States on the V Encuentro Nacional de Pastoral Hispana / Latina.

Video Challenge Invitation

The youth of San Leandro Parish, CA invite young Catholics in the U.S. to participate in a viral video contest for the song Nuestra Alegría, the youth theme of the V Encuentro.

Official Music Video

Nuestra Alegría — The official music video was filmed at the Southeast Pastoral Institute and includes young people from the Hispanic Youth and Young Adult Ministry in the Archdiocese of Miami.

Who Participates?

All leaders in arch/dioceses, parishes, lay ecclesial movements and other Catholic organizations and institutions are invited to participate by encountering Hispanic / Latino Catholics, particularly those living in the periphery through the missionary process of evangelization and consultation of the V Encuentro.

What Is The Goal?

The main goal of the V Encuentro is to discern ways in which the Church in the United States can better respond to the Hispanic / Latino presence, and to strengthen the ways in which Hispanics/Latinos respond to the call to the New Evangelization as missionary disciples serving the entire Church.



Dcn. Rigoberto Leyva
Director of Hispanic Ministry

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