The pastoral landscape of the Church and society has experienced seismic shifts this year, amid the continuing unfolding of the triple crises of the pandemic, the call for racial justice, and the continuing impact of global climate change. Our people are searching for ways to respond to these great challenges with limited resources. The national team is providing this virtual event for the dioceses that participated in the V Encuentro process.

The purpose of this national event is:

• complete the 6th Milestone of the V Encuentro process,
• celebrate the fruits of the V Encuentro and our Catholic faith,
• help dioceses and organizations identify, create, or fine-tune their pastoral responses at the local level and
• contribute to the articulation of a new plan for Hispanic / Latino ministry.



Friday, October 9, 2020 (6:55 pm to 8:30 pm)

6:55 pm – National Opening Session

6:55 PMNuestra Alegría Video
7:00 PMWelcome and Opening Remarks – Archbishop Nelson Pérez
7:10 PMPrayer – Lectio Divina – Pedro Rubalcava, Alejandro Aguilera-Titus, Marilyn Santos

7:30 pm – Choose one: Option A or Option B

7:30 PMOption A. Conversation between Bishops and Young Adults (only Bishops & Young Adults will have access to this activity)
SA Delegates who do not want to engage in Padrinos’ events could be considered dismissed at this point
7:30 PMOption B. Padrinos’ Events(See session descriptions in the Hispanic Ministry Events app)• Oregon Catholic Press – Walking Together• Loyola Press – Forming Ministers of God’s Love: Catholic Parenting in the Domestic Church• Catholic Relief Services – Church of missionary disciples en salida to the peripheries• Our Sunday Visitor – “OSV as Padrinos of the V Encuentro”
8:30 PMSocial/Convivencia (Optional)

Saturday, October 10, 2020 (12:30 pm to 3:30 pm & 6:00 pm Mass)

12:30 pm – 1st National Session

12:30 PMOpening Prayer – Pedro Rubalcava
12:50 PMWelcome – Bishop Arturo Cepeda
12:55 PMPope Francis’ Message to Delegates of the 2018 National Event
1:00 PMMoment 1 – Visualizing Hispanic/Latino Ministry in the current context of COVID-19, Racial Justice and economic crises…and beyond – Sr. Teresa Maya, CCVI
1:15 PMInstructions and Transitions to Breakouts

1:25 pm – Archdiocese of San Antonio Plenary Session
(in the Hispanic Ministry Events app, you will find a link to join our plenary session that happen in ZOOM)

1:25 PMWelcoming – Joan Martinez
1:27 PMOpening Prayer by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS
1:30 PMSummary of Archdiocesan Priorities presented by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS
1:40 PMV Encuentro top recommendations and best practices on New Evangelization – Jose Matos
1:47 PMV Encuentro top recommendations and best practices on Catechesis and Formation – Nelly Licona
1:54 PMV Encuentro conclusions and best practices on Youth and Young Adults presented – Amy Rubio
2:05 PMGroup Discussion – Moderated by Juan Carlos Rodriguez
Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts in light of the following questions:
1. In light of what you have learned through the V Encuentro process, your own experience and how the pandemic has reshaped the way we evangelize, outreach and do ministry, how do you visualize the local Church in San Antonio in the next 10 years or so. What would you hope to experience, see or hear? How would things be different?
2. Which are the first steps you are called to take now so that such a vision can be a reality 10 years away from now?
2:30 PMClosing remarks and end of Archdiocesan plenary session – Joan Martinez

2:30 pm – Break and Time to Visit Exhibitor Booths

3:10 pm – 2nd National Session

3:10 PMMoment 2 – Accompaniment and Pastoral Conversion – Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio
3:25 PMOrientation on Pastoral Planning
3:30 PMTransitions to Breakouts
SA Delegates could be considered dismissed at this point

4:45-5:45 pm – Break and Time to Visit Exhibitor Booths (Optional)

5:45 pm – National Closing Session

5:45 PMClosing Remarks and Raffle Winners Announced (Encouraged)
6:00 PMMoment 3 – Celebration of the Eucharist (Encouraged) – Presider and Homilist Archbishop José H. Gómez

Questions or Comments?

Aarón Castillo
Director for Life, Justice, & Peace

Juan Carlos Rodriguez
Director for Strategic Planning & Priorities