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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
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 programs in Arkansas below.
V Encuentro (Encounter) 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.
Hispanic Youth Ministry (Pastoral Juvenil Hispana) includes faith formation programs specifically for Hispanic youth ages 14 to 27. This is primarily done through Hispanic movements, such as Búsqueda (Search) and Encuentros de Promoción Juvenil (Encounters of Youth Promotion), but also includes other activities, such as parish retreats, workshops and training courses.
Catholic Charismatic Renewal (Renovación Carismática Católica) 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 that invigorates the awareness of everything that Jesus revealed to us and evokes an enthusiastic response to live the faith of the Church.