Coordinating and collaborating with parishes and diocesan agencies to welcome and involve Hispanics in the life of the local church, provide sacramental ministry and offer advocacy and social services as needed.
“A member of the Hispanic community at St. Stephen’s Church contacted our Office of Hispanic Ministry about a Caseyville family who had recently lost their 12-year-old child to suicide. We called to offer our support and were able to relieve the family of some of the unexpected funeral expenses by assisting with the payment of their electric bill for the following month. Our office remains in touch with the mother who is a stay-at-home mom with two other children and she and her husband both attend therapy sessions to help them cope with this tremendous tragedy.”
-Ada Jimenez, Office of Hispanic Ministry Family Advocate