The V Encuentro led by the Spirit

The V Encuentro led by the Spirit
By Alejandro Siller-Gonzalez Assistant Director for Hispanic Programs, Congar Institute Representing FIP (Fedracion de Institutos Pastorales) as a member of the ENAHVE team for the V Encuentro. “The preparation process for the V Encuentro is very much on its way …

UNDERSTANDING & ANALYZING SYSTEMIC RACISM WORKSHOP

Reflection by Alejandro Siller-Gonzalez, MAS  Unfortunately racism is very much alive in our country. Maybe not an intentional racism of people wanting to be racists, but mostly racism imbedded within the systems that govern and guide our social, political, economic, …

Hispanic Pastoral Leadership Formation Workshops

Hispanic Pastoral Leadership Formation Workshops
We did two workshop presentations in Spanish during the first three months of 2014. One took place in the Diocese of Fort Worth and the other with a Glenmary Missioners lay community in Plymouth Diocese of Raleigh in N.C. The …

Update on the National Hispanic Pastoral Conference “Raíces y Alas”

Update on the National Hispanic Pastoral Conference “Raíces y Alas”
Raíces y Alas, a national conference of Hispanic pastoral associations to take place in San Antonio Texas from October 30 to November 2, 2014.  We are at the final stage of confirming the speakers. The main keynote speaker for the …

ENAVE (Encuentro Nacional de Acompañamiento del V Encuentro)

ENAVE (Encuentro Nacional de Acompañamiento del V Encuentro)
I have been invited by USCCB’s Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs to represent FIP (Federacion de Institutos Pastorales) as part of the team of Accompaniment for the National V Encuentro for ministry among Hispanics / Latinos. We at the …

“Raíces y Alas” first Steering Committee meeting in Baltimore November 11, 2013

“Raíces y Alas” first Steering Committee meeting in Baltimore November 11, 2013
The Congar Institute has been invited to represent FIP (Federación de Institutos Pastorales) in the Steering Committee for the planning and organizing of the V National Pastoral Hispanic conference of “Raíces y Alas” that was started by NCCHM (National Catholic …

“Purpose and Goals of a Parish Pastoral Council”. Presentation for the Parish of Christ the King in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, October 30, 2013

“Purpose and Goals of a Parish Pastoral Council
Good news from the Parish of Christ the King in the Archdiocese of San Antonio! They recently formed a new Parish Pastoral Council led by their pastor Fr. Mike Horan. The members are all lay persons that represent the diversity …

“Pastoral Hispana de Conjunto a la Luz de la Nueva Evangelización”

“Pastoral Hispana de Conjunto a la Luz de la Nueva Evangelización”
We have been witnesses of the Pastoral Hispana de Conjunto a la Luz de la Nueva Evangelización! Congar Institute is an active member of the three national Hispanic organizations, Federación de Institutos Pastorales (FIP), The National Catholic Council for Hispanic …

Visiting the Diocese of Las Cruces

Visiting the Diocese of Las Cruces
We both felt honored and grateful by the invitation by Bishop Oscar Cantu of the Diocese of Las Cruces to visit his diocese on September 25 and meet with him and some members of his formation leadership team. The purpose …