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Hispanic Vocations


"What the US bishops stated in their 1983 pastoral letter on Hispanic ministry continues to hold true today: 'The scarcity of Hispanic priests, religious sisters, brothers, and permanent deacons is one of the most serious problems facing the Church in the United States.'" (Timothy Matovina, Latino Catholicism)Meditation:

In the US today, 35% of all Catholics are Hispanic but only 6% of our priests are. There is a real need to promote Hispanic religious vocations for both Spanish and English-speaking Hispanic communities. In fact, 70% of all US Hispanics are not immigrants. How is the Church in your community reaching out to young Hispanics and helping to create a culture of vocations in the family and the parish?

Vatican/USCCB Resources

Read the 2012 study on Never-Married Young Catholics, particularly the Executive Summary and Introduction.

Watch videos in Spanish and English on vocations.

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