The Alexandria gathering included people from the U.S. church’s Region VIII, which covers Minnesota and North and South Dakota.
Up to 60 people from St. Leonard’s participated in gatherings during Lent as part of the local V Encuentro process forming two groups, one for Spanish speakers and one for English speakers.
For the first time, 11-year-old Diana Renteria cantored at Mass Sunday, Oct. 16, at St. Andrew Church in Elk River. It was also the first time many people from the area attended Mass in their native language — Spanish
Two priests and 10 lay people from the Diocese of St. Cloud traveled to Osceola, Wisconsin, April 5 and 6 to participate in preliminary regional meetings for “Encuentro,” a two-year process of missionary activity, consultation, leadership development and pastoral discernment for Hispanics/Latinos. The main objective of Encuentro is to “discern the way in which the […]