Category Archives: Ministerio Hispano

National Migration Week is Jan. 6-12

“We must never forget, however, that migrants, rather than simply being a statistic, are first of all persons who have faces, names and individual stories.”  – Pope Francis  National Migration Week will be observed in dioceses around the country Jan. 6-12, 2019. This year’s theme, “Building Communities of Welcome,” encourages us to discover opportunities to engage with migrants as… Read More

Migrant Caravan: How you can Learn More and Act in the U.S

What is the “migrant caravan,” and why are people traveling in a “caravan”? The “migrant caravan” originated in San Pedro Sula, Honduras on October 13th. Many of the individuals and families were later joined by others from Guatemala and El Salvador. Many traveling in the caravan are fleeing pervasive violence and persecution in their home… Read More

Delegates Encounter Christ and Seek to Share Christ

Twenty-four delegates from the Diocese of St. Petersburg participated in the Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry on September 20-23, at Grapevine, Texas. Together with 3,000 delegates, leaders, religious brothers and sisters, deacons, priests and bishops of the United States, our delegates worked to identify strategies to serve the growing Hispanic/Latino community so that the Church can… Read More

Community Invited to Prayer Vigil on June 20th for Families Separated at the U.S./Mexico Border

Bishop Gregory Parkes will lead a prayer vigil for an end to the separation of families at the  U.S./Mexico Border and to lift up the hearts of those families who have already been separated. When:                 Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. (World Refugee Day) Where:              San Jose Mission, 3204 San Diego Lane, Dover,… Read More