Hispanic Ministry

Our Mission 

We, the Hispanic community of the Diocese of Rochester, commit ourselves to:

 

  • proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom of God;
  • celebrate the Eucharist which call us together in community, nurtures our faith, and sends us in mission;
  • actively participate in civic and ecclesial life by sharing our traditions, gifts, and values.  

 

Core Values

 

Community

We form communities that live in fraternity and foster the dignity of the family and a passion for life.

 

Tradition

We live a deep experience of faith and an authentic spirituality, inspired by the witness of our Catholic Hispanic culture.

 

Service

In the spirit of mission, we seek to reach out to those who are alienated, poor and marginalized.

 

Unity in Diversity

We value the great and rich diversity of our local church, working together in shaping an inclusive Church.

 

Eucharist

The Eucharist nurtures us and strengthens our vocation to be leaven of the Kingdom of God.

 

 

Migrant Ministry

Catholic Migrant Ministry is rooted in the church's teaching that we all are sisters and brothers. It seeks to build up migrant workers as people of faith. It also fosters a mutual sharing of gifts, both material and spiritual, between all migrant workers and the other faith communities of the Diocese of Rochester.

 

Through our Migrant Ministry efforts, we embrace the growing number of migrants, actively reach out to identify their needs, provide support for their faith formation, promote community, solidarity and justice, and offer support in crisis situations.

 

Quick Facts

 

  • Twenty thousand migrant workers labor in our fields, dairy farms, factories, greenhouses, and restaurants.
  • Migrant workers have been coming in to our diocese from Mexico, Central and South America in increasing numbers.
  • The majority of migrant workers are Catholic.
  • The diocese has initiated mission sites in Sodus, Geneva, Brockport and Mt. Morris to support migrant workers.
  • Full and part-time ministers are serving the camps throughout our 12 counties.

 

Migrant Ministry Regional Coordinators

 

Fr. Jesus Flores

Diocesan Coordinator

585-328-3210, ext. 1354
flores@dor.org

 

Jorge Salgado

NW Monroe County

1150 Buffalo Road

Rochester, NY 14624

585-328-3210

salgado@dor.org

 

Luci Romero

Wayne County 

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

3799 Union Street

Marion, New York 14505
315-331-2976

claridad1@verizon.net

Sr. Kay Schwenzer

Ontario/Yates Counties

Our Lady of Peace Parish

130 Exchange St.

Geneva, NY 14456

kschwenzer@dor.org

 

 

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