Ministerio Hispano/ Hispanic Ministry

The Mission of the Hispanic Ministry Office is to reach out in a spirit of welcome and inclusion to the Hispanic families in our diocese to provide, through cooperation with other diocesan offices and parish pastoral teams,

a full array of pastoral programs and services. By making available material, educational, and spiritual resources that are culturally sensitive and bilingual, the Latino community will be encouraged to grow more fully as members of the Body of Christ, cooperating themselves as healing and transforming agents of God’s love in our Church and in the world.

La Misión de la Oficina del Ministerio Hispano es de extendernos en el Espíritu de bienvenida y unión hacia todas las familias Hispanas a través de nuestra Diócesis y proveerle a través de cooperación de otras Oficinas de la Diócesis y equipos pastorales una variedad de servicio y programas pastorales.

Haciendo disponible material, recursos educativos y espirituales que son considerados culturalmente sensitivos y bilingües, haciendo que la comunidad Latina se sienta mas animada a crecer mas como miembros del Cuerpo de Cristo, cooperándose ellos mismos como agentes transformados del amor de Dios en nuestra Iglesia y en el mundo.

Hispanic Ministry Toolkits:

(1) Hispanic Presence in the U.S.

(2) Hospitalidad en la Iglesia (Hospitality in the Church)

(3) Growing into Cultural Awareness: Becoming Fully the Body of Christ

(4) National Plan for Hispanic Ministry (USCCB)

(5) Ecclesiological  Framework for Weaving a Culturally Diverse Church ( USCCB )

This PowerPoint presentation is an invitation for all to “make the Church the home and school of communion” as mandated by Novo Millennio Ineunte, p. 43

This valuable resource may be found at http://www.usccb.org/hispanicaffairs/bestpractices/Ecclesiological_Framework_Oct_2009.ppt

For Camden Diocese specific ways to implement these ideas, please contact Andres Arango at (856) 583-6181

(6) Weaving Together a Culturally Diverse Church ( USCCB )

“Ecclesial integration means that all are to be welcomed to our Church institutions at all levels,” National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry, #4

Practical ideas on how to go about ecclesial integration is provided in this ppp.
This invaluable resource may be found at http://www.usccb.org/hispanicaffairs/bestpractices/RegisteredNineSteps.ppt#256,1,Slide 1

For more information, please contact Andres Arango at (856) 583-6181

(7) Study on Best Practices  for Diocesan Ministry Among Hispanics/Latinos

Representatives from the National Catholic Association of Diocesan Directors for Hispanic Ministry ( NCADDHM) and regional directors/coordinators addressed the Bishops Committee on Hispanic Affairs on best models for diocesan Hispanic ministry. Practical ideas on applying pastoral criteria to ensure a more systematic, collaborative and structurally sound approach to diocesan Hispanic Ministry is provided here.

This wonderful resource may be found at http://www.usccb.org/hispanicaffairs/BestPractices2.pdf

For more information, please contact Andres Arango at (856) 583-6181

(8) Pastoral Actions and Recommendations

This PowerPoint presents Practical and Camden Diocese specific suggestions for ministry among Hispanics/Latinos communities.

For more information, please contact Andres Arango at (856) 583-6181

Additional resources may be found at http://www.usccb.org/hispanicaffairs/