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NCCL Pre-Conference- “The New Evangelization in the context of Catechesis with Hispanics”
May 19, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 4:15 pm
“The New Evangelization in the context of Catechesis with Hispanics”
A full day devoted to catechetical leaders who work with Hispanics.
The keynote presentation will be given by Mar Muñoz-Visoso, Executive Director of the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity at the USCCB. Through Ms. Muñoz-Visoso’s presentation and small group discussion, we will explore the implications of the New Evangelization in the light of the Hispanic Context with special attention to the blessings and the challenges that are facing our parishes concerning integration of Hispanics in our catechetical programs.
The conversation from last year will continue as we revisit, update and formulate tasks in an effort to complete the “action items.”
Initial conversations will take place, leading up to an election for additional officers on Wednesday.
Celebration, fellowship and networking will be part of this process!
María del Mar Muñoz-Visoso is a native of Spain. She has a BA in communications from Centro Escuela Universitaria (CEU) San Pablo in Valencia and an MA in theological studies from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. Mar served in various ministries for the Archdiocese of Denver from 1996-2007, including as the Spanish-language communications officer, the director of Hispanic ministry and the executive director of Centro San Juan Diego, a community center and pastoral institute for the Hispanic community of northern Colorado. She served as assistant director of Media Relations at USCCB beginning in 2007 and currently is the executive director of the USCCB Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church. In 2010, Muñoz-Visoso received the Benemerenti Medal from Pope Benedict XVI, one of the highest honors bestowed on an individual. In 2011, she represented the USCCB Department of Communications at the Church and Digital Culture Conference in Santiago, Chile, sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and the Latin American Episcopal Conference (CELAM).