The Diocese of St. Petersburg, Hispanic Ministry is offering the Diocese first ever encounter for Hispanics in our communities. The Encuentro, being held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon, FL, is a mid-point in a process begun several years ago as the Church seeks to understand and meet the needs of its ever-growing Hispanic community. Surveys provided the ability to identify the accomplishments, challenges and possible ideas for future growth and development amongst Hispanics in 3 priority areas:   Evangelization – including formation and the family Social Justice Youth   The Encuentro will gather representatives from each parish with Hispanic Ministry, Hispanic Young Adults, Hispanic Youth present, along with Members from each Diocesan-wide Organization and Movement (MDS, Cursillo, Charismatic Movement, etc.) as well as Deacons and Clergy working with the Hispanic Community. Vivi Iglesias, Associate Director of Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese said, “yyyyyyyxxxxxx…..33333.” The free event will begin with registration at 9:00 am and ...