Office of Hispanic Ministry

F. Javier Orozco, OFS, PhD, Director of Hispanic Ministryxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx                                                                    

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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In Prayer and Solidarity with our USCCB Migration Committee on their journey to U.S. –Mexico Border


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As Catholic diocesan directors of Hispanic ministry in the State of Missouri, we join in prayer and solidarity with our USCCB Migration Committee’s efforts to highlight the human suffering caused by a broken immigration system.  We ask God that their journey of faith, during their March 30-April 1, 2014 visit to the border, will help us, and our legislators find greater common ground to enact a more compassionate immigration reform.

During this sacred time and journey of faith, we want to invite those we serve in our faith communities to join in the work of solidarity that our bishops are recommending.  For example, to pray the rosary in honor of the immigrants in our country, and in particular, for those who have died; to fast during the day (or for a meal) while reflecting on the moral necessity of immigration reform; and to send a Justice for Immigrant electronic postcard to your member of Congress (more USCCB resources found here: http://www.justiceforimmigrants.org/Resources-Recess-Parish-and-Advocacy-Materials.shtml )

In a special way, we ask that each one of us join in prayer on April 1, 2014 when the Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. in remembrance of those who have died crossing the U.S.-Mexico border seeking a better life for their families and loved ones.   Together we remain committed to praying and working on behalf of a more just and comprehensive immigration reform.

  • Milagros Calvetti, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
  • Miguel Ángel Salazar, Diocese Kansas City-St Joseph
  • Enrique Castro, Diocese of Jefferson City
  • F. Javier Orozco, Archdiocese of St. Louis

We invite you to view the pastoral message of Archbishop Carlson in Catholic comprehensive immigration reform.



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