Hispanic Ministry Office

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The Hispanic Ministry Office promotes and coordinates ministry to Hispanic Catholics in the Diocese of Little Rock, and provides leadership and resources to parishes in implementing the Diocesan Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry. This is primarily done through the Hispanic movements in Arkansas. Although some have existed for many years, these movements began to work in union with the pastoral plan in 2011. They are called to the new evangelization in Arkansas and beyond, and are present in most of the parishes that offer Hispanic ministry. Thousands of Spanish-speaking Catholics take part in these movements under the authority of Bishop Anthony B. Taylor. This joining of forces gives witness and example of our Catholic faith. See the list of movements in Arkansas below.

V Encuentro in Arkansas

V Encuentro is a four-year process (2017-2020) that includes a five-session process of reflection and evangelization that culminates in a parish encuentro and plan followed by diocesan, regional and national encuentros, all to discern how the Church in the United States can better serve Hispanic Catholics and strengthen their role as missionary disciples to the entire Church. Learn More 


The primary objective of Búsqueda (Search) is to awaken in Hispanic youth (ages 14-17) the desire to be messengers of the Good News of Christ to others. It is a method, used by other movements in the Catholic Church, to guide young people to a mature, Christian human growth, gaining knowledge of themselves and their relationships with God and others. Learn More 

Encuentros de Promoción Juvenil

Encuentros de Promoción Juvenil (Encounters of Youth Promotion) is a movement of young adults (ages 18-25) who evangelize their peers to accept the Gospel, live their vocation and take on leadership roles in their communities. EPJ's approach emphasizes human and spiritual development, group work, community prayer, Mass attendance, reflection and sharing experiences. Learn More 

Renovación Carismática de Católica

Renovación Carismática de Católica (Catholic Charismatic Renewal) is an ecclesial movement recognized by the Vatican. It arises from the action of the Holy Spirit; an experience of Pentecost. It is a ministry for adults. It invigorates the awareness of everything that Jesus revealed to us and evokes an enthusiastic response to live the faith of the Church. Learn More