Archivo para enero 2010

This Just In!

enero 19, 2010

Check out the current Anthonian magazine which covers our unforgettable Encuentro event at http:///

Check out the current Spanish edition of Pueblo de Dios en Marcha from the Wilmington Diocese at   Scroll down the right and click.

If you would like the bi-lingual conclusion book of the First National Joven Encuentro (Primer Encuentro Nacional del Pastoral Juvenil Hispana) visit or call 1-800-235-8722 or contact our keynote speaker Alejandro Aguilera at


Videos del Encuentro Franciscano 2009

enero 19, 2010

Aqui estan los videos de cinco de las communidades que estaban con nosotros en el Encuentro Franciscano 2009.

San Antonio, Camden, NJ:

San Pablo, Wilmington, DE: 

Inmaculada Concepción, Durham, NC:

Santa Maria de  Los Angeles, Anderson, SC:

Santa Maria, Pompton Lakes, NJ:

Fotos del Encuentro Franciscano 2009

enero 19, 2010

Recursos Para Proteger El Medio Ambiente

enero 19, 2010





News Update

enero 12, 2010
Immigration Reform Postcard Campaign will take place from January 3-9, which coincides with National Migration Week.  This is sponsored by the Justice for Immigrants Campaign of the US Bishops Conference.  Check out which is available in Spanish if you clique down to the bottem left.  The Campaign involves Church groups and friends circulating pre-printed post cards and sending them to Congress in bulk–thousands of postcards!  More information about the campaign will be available next week.  In the meantime, now is a good time to start discussing how to promote participation in such a campaign, ie. hand out postcards to be signed during Sunday masses (English & Spanish & other languages), organizing participation with neighboring parishes, churches, education centers, and community groups, etc.
“The so-called ‘illegals’ are so not because they wish to defy the law; but, because the law does not provide them with any channels to regularlize their status in our country–which needs their labor:  they are not breaking the law, the law is breaking them.”                                              -Most Reverend Thomas Wenski, Bishop of Orlando
Alejandro Aguilera says that National Joven Encuentro Conclusions are available in Engish and Spanish bi contacting or 1-800-235-8722 or
“Posada: A Night to Cross All Borders,”  a new, magnificent DVD is available.  It profiles three immigrant teens who crossed the border without their parents and one family who has suffered disintegration, incarceration, and deportation.  These profiles are interwoven with Posadas, the Central American Catholic novena tradition of making prayerful processions recalling Joseph & Mary seeking lodging.
It is in English, with options for Spanish sub-titles.  It can be utilized as an outstanding instrument for making church members and friends aware of our immigrants’ plight.  If you would like a free copy, then please contact or or 202-347-9797 ext. 204
Con abrazos y oraciones,
Hermano Cristobal,
Comite de Pastoral Hispano,
Franciscans of the Holy Name Province

Please forward this e-mail to anyone who may find it helpful, and share this information with your Hispanic and mainstream communities and leadership.

¡Bienvenidos! Welcome to our Holy Name Province Hispanic Ministry Blog.

enero 6, 2010
Please check out and share with your communities the following:
-Bilingual Encuentro Workshop notes by Padre Jim Scullion, OFM about What the Bible Says About Immigration/Que Dice La Biblia Sobre Inmigracion: Que_dice_la_Biblia
-Bilingual Encuentro Workshop notes by Alejandro Aguilera-Titus on 9 Steps Towards Ecclesial Integration/9 Pasos Hacia Integracion Ecclesial:
-Link to the United States Catholic Bishops Conference about Catholic Social Teaching, facts, and myths on Immigration:
-Link to the outstanding immigration reform think tank:

The Anthonian to Feature the Encuentro

enero 6, 2010

The upcoming winter edition of The Anthonian, a publication of Saint Anthony’s Guild of Holy Name Province, has a cover story on the Encuentro. Check it out when it is published at: