Dear CSA Friends,
At the end of September, I had the great privilege of attending the V Encuentro in Grapevine, Texas. This was a gathering of almost 5,000 people from all around the country to talk about many topics related to Hispanic ministry, the Latino presence in the U.S. Catholic Church, what this means, and how God is moving and acting in the Church today.
There were several keynote addresses and many breakout sessions. One of the breakout sessions was “Latinos and Catholic Schools.” Sister John Mary Fleming, OP, (previously Director of the Office of Catholic Education for the USCCB) and I helped to organize this breakout session. Our wonderful panelists were Jo Jones, Principal of Corpus Christi School (Diocese of Grand Rapids), Christine Tax, Principal of St. Agnes School (Diocese of Phoenix), Toni Vaeth, Associate Superintendent of Catholic Schools (Archdiocese of Denver), and Melodie Wyttenbach, Faculty for the Remick Leadership Program (Alliance for Catholic Education). They did a wonderful job presenting and the participants were all very engaged.