The Most Rev. Richard Lennon, Bishop of our Diocese and the Office of Hispanic Ministry staff welcome you to our Web site. The purpose of the Office is to serve the people of God in the spirit of “pastoral de conjunto” as stated in the Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry (1987). “Pastoral de conjunto” is the harmonious coordination of all the elements of pastoral ministry with the actions of the pastoral ministers and structures in view of a common goal: the Kingdomof God. We present you some of the services that we offer in Spanish for the Hispanic community. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Prayer for Migrants and Refugees
Mary Most Holy, you, together with Saint Joseph and the Child Jesus,experienced the suffering of exile.
You were forced to flee to Egypt to escape the persecution of Herod. Today we entrust the men, women and children who live as migrants and refugees to your maternal protection.
Grant us the grace to welcome them with Christian hospitality, so that that these brothers and sisters of ours may find acceptance and understanding on their journey.
Teach us to recognize your Son
- in the migrant who labors to bring food to our tables,
- in the refugee seeking protection from persecution, war, and famine,
- in the woman and child who are victims of human trafficking,
- in the asylum seeker imprisoned for fleeing without documents.
May all those who are far from their place of birth find in the Church a home where no one is a stranger. We ask this in the name of your blessed Son, Jesus, our Lord. Amen.