NORTH PALM BEACH | Hispanic/Latino parishioners attending Encuentro XXXIV in the Parish Center of St. Paul of the Cross Parish were excited to be back in person at their annual spiritual encounter May 22, 2022. After being a live online event last year, it was refreshing to return to a face-to-face gathering with their diverse Catholic Church family.
Following a busy afternoon of talks, discussions, music and prayer for people of all ages, Father Duván Bermúdez, director of the Diocese of Palm Beach’s Office of Hispanic Ministry and the School of Christian Formation, summarized what was accomplished.
“Today we’re very happy because almost 600 people were present. Twenty-four parishes were present today in our Encuentro,” he said. “We are very happy and tired, but more important, our community continued working on our pastoral plan for our Diocese of Palm Beach.”