Learning from his own delinquent past, Father Masseo Gonzales aka âEl Padrecitoâ of the popular HOMIESÂ® figurines, founded El Padrecito Ministries with the hope of reaching out to un-churched youth, through the performing arts â and by any other means necessary - so that they might know they are children of a loving God. Father Gonzales performed his act of dance, rap, and prayer to excited Hispanic youth during Sunday's schedule of events for the 26th Annual Catholic Hispanic youth and Young Adults Congress held February 16th and 17th at Modesto's Centre Plaza.
ELIAS FUNEZ — The Modesto Bee
MODESTO — Hundreds of the faithful turned out Saturday and Sunday for the the 26th annual Catholic Hispanic Youth and Young Adults Congress at Modesto Centre Plaza.
Many of the groups for young people around the Diocese of Stockton had members on hand.
The program ranged from a mass led by Bishop Stephen Blaire to a mix of rap, dance and prayer by Father Masseo Gonzales, founder of El Padrecito Ministries.
Keep Faith and Carry On was the theme of the conference.