Delegations from the 15 dioceses belonging to Region XI (Dioceses of California, Nevada and Hawaii) meet on April 27, 28 and 29, 2018 to actively respond accompanying the most excluded in our society. This is a process that has been cultivated in recent years across the United States through reflections that begin at the parish base that led to consultations through missionary visits. A parish and diocesan void and discernment followed, in order to identify the most significant needs of each diocese. This process is what facilitates the V Encuentro, an initiative of the Bishops of the United States to reflect on Pope Francis’ Joy of the Gospel. Region XI will hold its meeting this weekend on April 27, 28 and 29, 2018) at the Visalia Convention Center (303 E Acequia Ave, Visalia CA 93291).