|Jóvenes at the Noche de Fiesta|
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Noche de Fiesta y World Youth Day Madrid
Last Sunday I also had the privilege to visit St. Bartholomew parish in south Fort Worth for a Diocesan wide gathering of Jóvenes, which is the Spanish word for Young People. The had over 300 people present for a Noche de Fiesta. I think everyone knows what Fiesta means! This gathering is coordinated by our dedicated delegate for Hispanic Ministry, Andres Aranda. The new parish hall of St. Bartholomew welcomed all of these Hispanic young people who live a vibrant faith. After years of deliberate and thoughtful building up of ministry to Hispanics, especially for this who are new to this country, I could see the fruit of some of the work started and encouraged by my predecessor, Bishop Delaney. The Noche de Fiesta was attended by youth from multiple parishes, where awards were given and toys for children in need were donated. In anticipation of World Youth Day 2012 in Madrid, there was also a focus on the necessity for their contributions to the Church.
Posted by Bishop Kevin W. Vann, JCD., DD at 8:48 AM