V National Encuentro
For the V National Encuentro, the Diocese of Manchester was represented by a delegation headed by our Bishop, Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, and seven delegates, including Deacon Ramon Andrade, our Director of Multicultural Ministry, as well as parishioners of St. Anne - St Augustin in Manchester, NH, and St. Aloysius of Gonzaga in Nashua, NH.
Encuentro is a two-year process of missionary activity, consultation, leadership development, and pastoral discernment in parishes, dioceses, and episcopal regions, that all culminates with a national event. This event took place from September 20 - 23 in Texas. One of the primary desired outcomes of the Encuentro process is to discern pastoral practices and priorities to impact the quality of ministry among Hispanic/Latino Catholics, under the leadership of the U.S. bishops.
See a selection of photos from the Regional Encuentro, courtesy of Wendy Guerrero, Diocese of Manchester. Click on the images to see them enlarged.