Hispanic Youth Ministry
The Role of a Youth Minister
- To facilitate youth ministry defined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as “the response of the Christian community to the needs of young people, and the sharing of the unique gifts of youth with the larger community” [Renewing the Vision. Washington, D.C.: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1997.]
- To engage the entire youth community from every socio-economic and cultural background. To do this, youth ministers need the help of the whole Church and greater community. Below are informative resources that help us embrace multiculturalism and enable the work of the Church to be truly reflective of Jesus’ love for all mankind.
- Hispanic Youth presentation - Provides insight into the various backgrounds and needs of the Hispanic youth community. This resource is also available in Spanish.
- Different Youth, Different Needs -supplementary handout, available in Spanish.
- Guía para Renovemos la Visión Synthesizes the vision of Youth Ministry as laid out by the bishops in Renewing the Vision. This resource is in Spanish and can be used to educate volunteers and others as to the goals, themes, and components of working with youth in the Church.
- Bilingual/Spanish Resources for Sacramental Preparation, RCIA, Chastity and Quinceañeras
- Permission Form Template in Spanish
- STAND Training Information
- Resources for Ministry with Hispanic Communities
- Spanish Mass Communities
- Immigrant Youth