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.
The growing number of U.S. Hispanic parishioners puts a new face on the church, forces it to renew itself, pushes it to redefine its commitment and presents dioceses with a challenge, he said.
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 […]