“On this continent, too, thousands of persons are led to travel north in search of a better life for themselves and for their loved ones, in search of greater opportunities. Is this not what we want for our own children? We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond as best we can to their situation; to respond in a way which is always humane, just and fraternal.
(Pope Francis addressing a joint meeting of Congress on September 24, 2015)

Office of Hispanic Ministry


Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Belleville Office of Hispanic Ministry web page. Here you will find details about Our Mission, Our Ministry, Educational and Advocacy Resources, as well as Our Contact information. We hope this page and its contents are helpful to you, your ministry and your personal faith journey.


The Catholic Diocese of Belleville

  • CALLS all people to be a warm and welcoming faith community for newcomers among us;
  • INVITES our Hispanic sisters and brothers to full participation in the Church;
  • ASKS  that Latinos share their gifts of culture and faith with the diocesan family.

The Office of Hispanic Ministry assists in fostering the diocesan commitment to be a welcoming church for Hispanics and in coordinating the ministry efforts to attain this vision.


The Office of Hispanic Ministry coordinates and collaborates with parishes and diocesan agencies in their efforts to provide sacramental ministry, and to wholeheartedly welcome and involve Hispanics in the life of the local church. The office helps in networking for Latino people in need; sponsors special events for Hispanic youth; and holds leadership gatherings for Hispanic Ministry development. It stays alert, educates and advocates for just immigration reform, a position that is strongly supported by the United States Catholic Bishops.


Oficina de Ministerio Hispano


Bienvenidos a la página web de la Oficina de Ministerio Hispano de la Diócesis Católica de Belleville . Aquí encontrará  detalles acerca de Nuestra Misión, Nuestro Ministerio, Recursos Educativos y Nuestra Información de Contacto. Esperamos que esta página y sus contenidos sean útiles para usted, su ministerio y su camino de fe personal.


La Diócesis Católica de Belleville

  • LLAMA a todas las personas a ser una comunidad de fe, cálida y acogedora, para los  recién llegados a nuestra comunidad;
  • INVITA a nuestros hermanos y hermanas Hispanos a una plena participación en la Iglesia.
  • PIDE que los Latinos compartan sus dones de fe y cultura con la familia diocesana.

La Oficina del Ministerio Hispano  ayuda a fomentar  el  compromiso diocesano de ser una Iglesia acogedora para los hispanos y  a coordinar los esfuerzos del ministerio para alcanzar esta visión.


La Oficina del Ministerio Hispano coordina y colabora con las parroquias y agencias diocesanas en sus esfuerzos para proveer el ministerio sacramental, y para dar de todo corazón la bienvenida e involucrar a los hispanos en la vida de la iglesia local. La oficina ayuda en la búsqueda de recursos para las personas latinas necesitadas; patrocina eventos especiales para los jóvenes hispanos; y lleva a cabo convocatorias para el desarrollo de Ministerio Hispano en los líderes. Permanece alerta, educa y aboga por reforma migratoria justa, una
posición que es firmemente apoyada por los Obispos Católicos de los Estados Unidos.




Diocesan Pastoral Center
2620 Lebanon Avenue, Building #2
Belleville, IL 62221
FAX: 618-722-5065

Communications Coordinator/Coordinadora de Comunicaiones

Sister Joan Hornick, ASC

Administrative Coordinator/Coordinadora Administrativa

Mrs. Lucia Barragan

Family Advocate/Asesora Familiar

Ms. Ada Jimenez


Heart Speaks to Heart

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