6th National Catholic Congress on Hispanic Ministry

Washington, DC, 26-30 April 2022


The National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry -NCCHM-, which brings together the main institutions related to the Hispanic Ministry in the United States, is gathering national leaders for the 6th National Catholic Congress Raíces y Alas that will take place in Washington, DC, from April 26 to 30 2022 under the theme:

Prophetic Voices:

Being bridges for a new era
Ser puentes para una nueva época

In collaboration with the

Hispanic Ministry leaders from pastoral organizations, apostolic movements, religious communities, Catholic publishers, dioceses, educational institutions, and eight USCCB offices, among others, will gather for an in-depth dialogue to discern and develop pastoral responses and initiatives to the ministerial priorities of:


hispanic youth ministry

social justice

pastoral formation

Over 70 leaders from 64 organizations are praying, discerning, and preparing for Raíces y Alas 2022, for an in-depth dialogue to discern and develop pastoral responses and initiatives to the ministerial priorities documented in the Conclusions of the V Encuentro and in the post-pandemic reality.

Responses and actions steps from the congress will be presented to the USCCB as the leadership’s contributions for the national pastoral framework or Hispanic ministry plan being proposed by the bishops.


We are convinced that the synodal path is essential for a church called to be prophetic, responding boldly to the signs of the times.

We believe that ENCOUNTER, LISTENING and common DISCERNMENT are central characteristics of a church in mission.

From the Ecclesial Assembly of Latin America
to the Synod of Bishops on Synodality

Now is the time for leadership

Now is the time for the leadership who serve in Hispanic ministry to discern with our bishops on the actions we are called to take in response to the voices of the V Encuentro.

This is a call to action at a time when our people face even greater challenges. Things are not the same in our ministries, dioceses, and parishes in the aftermath of a pandemic that has severely impacted Hispanic and Black communities. 

We will gather leaders in Pastoral de Conjunto, in synodality, and in prayer, so that together we can reflect on the pastoral initiatives needed for the present reality and act accordingly.

with the presence & contribution of:


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Congress registration




MEDIA registration

Congress fee payment

Regular price (until March 30): $ 400

Late registration (from April 1st): $425

NCCHM member: $ 350

Pay by GPay with your credit card.
No GPay registrarion needed.

Sponsorships and exhibit opportunities

In order to protect the health of all participants, Raíces y Alas will offer you a free viral antigen test. All participants must present themselves at the hotel booth where the tests will be taken before entering the congress area.​


Persons who do not take the test will not be admitted to the conference.​


In case of a positive result, the person will not be allowed to participate in the congress and will receive a full refund of the payment made to Raíces y Alas as a fee.​ In order to minimize the possibility of arriving carrying the virus, we recommend you to take a PCR test two or three days before traveling to Washington, DC.​


There are often places that will do PCR tests free of charge if done early enough. They are highly recommended, as is full vaccination, but at this time they are not mandatory by Raíces y Alas.​ 


All participants must sign this COVID-19 Liability Waiver form upon entering the congress.​


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National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry

Consejo Nacional Católico para el Ministerio Hispano