USCCB – V National Encuentro of Hispanic Ministries

To: Priests and Deacons
From: Jairo Martinez, Director, Office of Intercultural and Ethnic Diversity; Amy Daniels, Director, Office of Formation and Discipleship

As Archbishop Gregory communicated to you in his letter on August 28th, both of our offices are leading the archdiocese’s participation in V Encuentro, an undertaking of evangelization, communion and consultation that will generate information about Hispanic presence in the Church; in particular, the Hispanic youth and young adults in our archdiocese.

We would like to invite you to appoint two leaders from your parish to participate in our preparation for V Encuentro. Our diocesan process is based on the consultation and dialogue initiated in 2015, in context of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan. We would like to gather all parish appointed leaders at 8:00 a.m. on November 4th at the Chancery (2401 Lake Park Drive, SE, Smyrna, GA 30080) to have a conversation about the Pastoral Plan and to share the challenges our parishes are facing for the purpose of better serving our Hispanic and Latino brothers and sisters.

Please send the names and contact information (phone number and email if possible) of your appointed leaders by October 16th to Gracie Mulero, Office of Intercultural and Ethnic Diversity, at or 404-920-7585.

Thank you in advance for your consideration in this important matter in the life of our local, national and global Church.

Yours in Christ,
Jairo Martinez
Office of Intercultural and Ethnic Diversity

Amy Daniels
Office of Formation and Discipleship