At the heart of the V Encuentro process is an extended experience of reflection, evangelization, and consultation guided by 5 themes inspired by Pope Francis’ call to foster a culture of Encounter (cf. The Joy of the Gospel, n. 24)

  • Called to a Loving Encounter with Jesus in the Church
  • With Words and Actions: Do it!
  • Walking Together with Jesus
  • Bearing Fruits of New Life
  • Celebrating the Joy of Being Missionary Disciples

Five Sessions

Discover how We are Called to be Missionary Disciples
January - June 2017
Small groups of 7-12 in homes or at parishes

Parish Encuentro Event

Explore how We are a Church which Goes Forth
May - June 2017
Participants of the Five Sessions at the Parish

In Between

Develop parish working documents

Diocesan Encuentro Event

Integrate the Lived Experience of Missionary Discipleship
September - November 2017
All Participants
Location: TBD

In Between

Develop Diocesan working documents - small group sessions

Regional Encuentro

Identify Areas of Priority
March - June 2018
Regional delegates determined by (Arch)Dioceses
Location: TBD

In Between

Develop regional working documents - small group sessions

National Encuentro

Discern Pastoral Guidelines
September 20-23, 2018
National Delegates
The Gaylord, Grapevine, TX

Post National Encuentro

Edit and publish the National Working Document
Develop creative ways to implement the National Encuentro results