Regional V Encuentro set for next weekend


After holding their own parish V Encuentro and the diocesan V Encuentro last fall, South Jersey’s Hispanic Catholics are ready for the regional V Encuentro next weekend in Freehold.

Fifty delegates (invitation-only), together with Bishop Dennis Sullivan, will spend Saturday, April 28, at the San Bellarmine Co-Cathedral of the Diocese of Trenton with other participants from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, to share their experiences of reflection, consultation and discernment on how best to live out the call to missionary discipleship.

In addition, the all-day event will provide delegates the opportunity to formulate answers to their needs and aspirations, and commit to strengthening and encouraging their own faith communities.

Andres Arango, Bishop’s Delegate for Hispanic Ministry, called the Regional V Encuentro “a great opportunity for the delegates from our diocese to reflect on the social, cultural and pastoral realities experienced by Latinos living in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. At the same time, it will be a special moment to renew our commitment to the new evangelization as missionary disciples.”