Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, speaks about the importance of building a culture of vocations within the rich and diverse Hispanic communities of our dioceses and parishes.
"The promotion of vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life must be integral to the efforts of Hispanic ministry." (Encuentro and Mission, 2002)
The Hispanic presence in the Church in the US is growing tremendously. In our country, 38% of all Catholics and 54% of all Catholics under the age of 25 are Hispanic. This is a great blessing and presents a number of challenges. Currently, Hispanics make up only 6% of our priests. There is a real need to promote Hispanic religious vocations for both Spanish and English-speaking Hispanic communities (70% of all US Hispanics are not immigrants). How is the Church in your community reaching out to young Hispanics and helping to create a culture of vocations in the family and the parish?
Video discussing Hispanic Ministry
Watch Boston College Professor Dr. Hoffsman Ospino discuss Hispanic ministry and how the Church can adapt with the growth of the Hispanic population in the United States. English | En Español
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