Hispanic Encuentro : colorful celebration of culture


GREENWOOD – Several hundred people gathered at the Civic Center in Greenwood for the Encuentro Hispano on Saturday, April 18. They had the opportunity to listen to two professional speakers and to get to know other Hispanics from different parishes in the Diocese of Jackson who share their own culture and faith.
Bishop Joseph Kopacz celebrated Mass in the afternoon along with several other priests and religious who were attending the event. Sister Maria Elena Méndez, who works in the Office of Hispanic Ministry for the diocese, renewed her religious vows in celebration of her 25th anniversary as a Guadalupan Missionary of the Holy Spirit. Look for an in-depth story about the Encuentro Hispano in the May 17 edition of Mississippi Catholic in both English and Spanish.