Hundreds to gather for 30th Annual Assembly of Hispanic Ministry to enrich the faith of Catholics

September 25, 2013

For immediate release
By Catherine Rogan, Media Relations Specialist, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Hundreds to gather for 30th annual assembly to enrich the faith of Hispanic Catholics

Over the last decade, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has seen tremendous growth of Hispanic parishioners. The Hispanic community, its culture and traditions are a vital part of Archdiocesan parishes.

And on Saturday, Sept. 28, more than 400 Spanish-speaking Catholics in the Archdiocese will gather for the 30th Annual Assembly of Hispanic Ministry.

Open to anyone who’s interested in their parish’s Hispanic ministries, the theme of this year’s Assembly is: “Testigos de la Nueva Evangelizacion” (Witnesses of the New Evangelization). It is a day of community building, formation and celebration during which participants will learn about the new evangelization and what it means to each one of us in our daily lives. They will also hear personal stories from presenters, including Father Stefano Colombo, FSCB; Father Sergio Gutiérrez Benítez (Fray Tormenta); Teresita Johnson and Javier Maldonado.

“The day will give them an opportunity to share and hear from other faithful throughout the Archdiocese,” said Sergio Castillo, Director of the Office of Hispanic Ministry for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. “With this being the Year of Faith, participants will deepen their understanding of the faith through the living witness, presentations, and exhibits of the day.”

The 30th Annual Assembly of Hispanic Ministry will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 501 Tidwell Rd., Houston, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston serves 1.2 million Catholics in 10 counties.
It is the largest Roman Catholic diocese in Texas and the 12th largest in the United States.

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