The National Dialogue is interested in capturing insights from the data collection process you might have done with youth, young adults, parents, and/or ministry leaders, as part of your participation in the Encuentro consultations. We want to make sure that the insights you collected during your Encuentro consultations are also part of this initiative.

Instead of repeating a dialogue/conversation, we are now making it possible for you to include that information in our National Dialogue data collection.  So that all voices can be heard, please take a few minutes to complete the survey


Thank you for considering this important request on behalf of our shared ministry to youth, young adults, and their families.


The process of Encuentro for Hispanic/Latino ministry has been deeply ecclesial. It is motivated by reading the signs of the times and convened by the bishops, who call the Hispanic/Latino community to raise their voices. In the context of this dialogue among the bishops and the community, we live a spirit of pastoral ministry illuminated by an ecclesiological communion and missionary vocation that seeks to reach out to those who find themselves estranged from the life and vision of the Church. The main objective of the process of the Encuentro is to discern the way in which Hispanics/Latinos respond as Church.


V Encuentro Report at the USCCB

NFCYM Webinar on V Encuentro

Overview of the V national ENcuentro

Pope Francis' message for the V Encuentro



God of infinite Mercy,you sent your Risen Son to encounter the disciples on the way to Emmaus.

Grant us today a missionary spirit and send us forth to encounter our sisters and brothers:

to walk with them in friendship,to listen to their hopes and dreams with compassion,and to proclaim your Word with courage,so that they might come to know you once again in the breaking of the Bread.

Make us all missionary disciples, and stay with us always,as we seek to share the joy of the Gospel with people of all generations,from every race, language, culture, and nation.

We ask you this with burning hearts,filled with the Holy Spirit,in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,and through the loving intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe,Star of the New Evangelization in the Americas.