mariaThis year the Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics (FCH) is celebrating its second year as a federation of the National Conference for Catechetical Leaders (NCCL). Since its beginnings, the mission of the Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics is to serve as a resource for those professional catechetical leaders at the diocesan and parish level, who minister in Catechesis with Hispanics.   We understand the challenges and opportunities this ministry represents. The United States Bishops in their pastoral statement “ Encuentro and Mission,” affirmed “ Hispanic Catholics are a blessing from God and a prophetic presence that has transformed many dioceses and parishes into more welcoming, vibrant ad evangelizing faith communities.” “It calls for leadership development and catechetical formation within a cultural context and for theological-pastoral reflection on the grassroots level.” (Encuentro and Mission 7)

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