Office of Hispanic Ministry


F. Javier Orozco, OFS, PhD, Executive Director                                                                                   

May they all be one...

With me in them and you in me may they be so perfected in unity that the world will recognize that it was you who sent me and that you have loved them as you have loved me.

~ John 17:21,22-23

BIENVENIDOS  La Oficina de Ministerio Hispano es un lugar donde nuestra misma Fe, nuestro mismo Bautismo y nuestra misma mesa Eucarística en el Señor se hacen visibles.  Junto con el grupo de líderes de la pastoral Hispana, la oficina provee un ministerio directo a los Católicos Hispanos de la arquidiócesis y ejerce su compromiso  a  una auténtica Pastoral de Conjunto . Esto significa estar en contacto con los Católicos de la arquidiócesis y con otras oficinas arquidiocesanas con el fin de cooperar juntos en la oración, servicio y colaboración. Confío en nuestra pastoral. 

WELCOME The Office of Hispanic Ministry is a place where our one Faith, our one Baptism, and our one Eucharistic Table in the Lord are made visible. Together with the Hispanic Pastoral Leaders Group, the office provides direct ministry to Hispanic Catholics across the archdiocese, and exercises its commitment to a genuine Pastoral de Conjunto (Communion in Mission). This means being in contact with Catholics of the archdiocese, and with other archdiocesan offices in order to engage in mutual prayer, service and collaboration.  I look forward to our ministry together.  

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Walk the Journey With Jesus: Lent Immigration Course

Walk the Journey with JesusA Series of Lenten Reflections on Migration

What has the Lord required of us? To do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly. This call to loving, faith-rooted action echoes through every age, and in each season of our lives, we must consider how to respond. In this course, congregations will learn more about the historical context of Latin American immigration to the US, the current state of US border and immigration policy, and the local impacts of these policies. We will also discuss how the story of many immigrant families echoes the story of Jesus' journey for love of us, his human family, and consider how our faith challenge to honor the human dignity of all can inform our involvement and lead us to welcome the strangers among us.

When: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm (Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 2018) Where: Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Drive, St Louis, MO 63119  

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1. Learn about the history of US involvement & intervention in Latin America

2. Review US immigration policy and impacts

3. Contextualize this history in current immigrant realities of St. Louis

4.  Evaluate: “How am I/are we called to respond?”

The course will be led by Sara John, Program Coordinator of the St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA), who is also a parishioner at Most Sacred Heart Eureka. Course materials will include academic articles, personal reflections, multi-faith perspectives, podcasts, films, and more. We will meet for 2 hours every Wednesday for 4 weeks, and will also include 1-2 hours of suggested reading/watching/listening and reflection to be done in between the meetings. Our time together will focus on discussion, small group work, and reflection.

For further information and to RSVP, please contact Marie Kenyon at or 314.792.7062  This series is co-sponsored by the Peace & Justice Commission, the Office of Hispanic Ministry, St Francis Community Services: Southside Center and Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and Holy Trinity Parish of the Archdiocese of St Louis and the Inter–Faith Committee on Latin America

- Walk with Jesus.pdf

Retiro Sacerdotal.


Si en lo más profundo de tu corazón sientes curiosidad por aprender más sobre cómo responder a una vocación al sacerdocio, te invitamos al retiro que se llevará a cabo en el seminario arquidiocesano los días 17, 18 y 19 de febrero. El retiro será en inglés, para varones entre 18 y 36 años de edad. Para mayor información envía un mensaje al correo electrónico en el volante, o comunícate con el director de la oficina de vocaciones en el seminario, el Padre Brian Fallon. 

Pastoral Message on Immigration & Reconciliation / Mensaje Pastoral sobre Inmigración y Reconciliación

Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, has issued a pastoral statement on immigration and reconciliation during National Migration Week 2017 to “reaffirm” his “pastoral commitment to accompany our immigrant and refugee families.”

 “As I have done on previous occasions, I call upon the faithful of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and the people of good will to join me in solidarity with our immigrant and refugee communities… May our commitment to walk with the immigrant and refugee be a light in the darkness for others to see and follow,” the statement reads.

The Office of Hispanic Ministry of the Archdiocese of St. Louis invites people of all faiths to attend one of several prayer services on Friday, January 13, to join in solidarity with immigrants and refugees around the world.

Times and locations of the prayer services can be found below, or click here

Archbishop Carlson's entire message for National Migration Week 2017 is available for download:

 Click here for English  |   Aquí para español

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website says that “for nearly a half century, the Catholic Church in the United States has celebrated National Migration Week, which is an opportunity for the Church to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children, and victims and survivors of human trafficking.”

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