‘Hispanic Community in Catholic Parishes’


The Camden Diocese’s Office of Hispanic Ministry is offering “Hispanic Community in Catholic Parishes” in two locations, and in two languages, next week to educate Catholics of all backgrounds on the impact of the Hispanic community in parish life, and how to better serve this rapidly-growing demographic.
There will be a presentation in the English language on Friday, May 9, at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Sicklerville, and a presentation in the Spanish language on Saturday, May 10, at the John Paul II Retreat House in Vineland.
Both events are from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and include free admission and Latino lunch.
Dr. Hosffman Ospino, associate professor of Hispanic Ministry and Religious Education at Boston College and an international speaker on theology and culture, will lead the days.
Dr. Ospino will examine the transformation of the growing Hispanic Catholic community and how it affects the life of parishes. He will also identify trends and share resources on this reality.
Andres Arango, the Bishop’s Delegate for Hispanic Ministry, stressed the importance of the presentations in understanding how to provide hospitality to Hispanic brothers and sisters. “We need to serve everyone in our communities, and we need the tools to better serve Hispanics and make them not just feel welcome but also strengthen a sense of belonging and ownership of our parishes,” he said.
For more information or to register you can contact the Secretary for the Office of Hispanic Ministry at 856-583-6170 or norma.guzman@camdendiocese