We thank our Shepherd, Bishop William F. Medley for his constant support and encouragement for the Hispanic/Latino community in the Diocese of Owensboro. We thank the pastors, parochial vicars, deacons and Hispanic/Latino Ministers who have served and continue to serve the Hispanic/Latino community in the parishes with such devotion and dedication. We thank the many lay leaders who have sacrificially supported Hispanic/Latino ministry as volunteers in their parishes.
Special thanks to Patti Gutiérrez as facilitator and writer.
And we entrust this plan to the care of our heavenly Mother:
Mary, Virgin and Mother,
Star of the new evangelization, help us to bear radiant witness to
communion, service, ardent and generous faith, justice and love of the poor,
that the joy of the Gospel may reach to the ends of the earth,
illuminating even the fringes of our world.
Mother of the living Gospel, wellspring of happiness for God’s little ones, pray for us.
(Abbreviated from Pope Francis’ prayer in Evangelii Gaudium 288)