Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry Let us pray… Together we pray the Prayer for the Americas by John Paul II. It is on page 6 of the Plan. The multi-cultural reality of American society is a source of enrichment for the Church, but it also presents challenges to pastoral action. Many Dioceses, because of past and continuing immigration, have a strong Hispanic presence. The Hispanic faithful bring their own particular gifts to the local Church, not least the vitality of their faith and their deep sense of family values. They also face enormous difficulties, and you are making great efforts to have priests and others appropriately trained to provide good pastoral care and needed services to minority families and communities. In the face of extremely active proselytism by other religious groups, instruction in the faith, the building up of living communities, attention to the needs of families and young people, the fostering of personal and family prayer, a spiritual and liturgical life centered on the Eucharist and genuine Marian devotion are all essential. The Hispanic faithful should be able to feel that their natural place, their spiritual home, is in the heart of the Catholic community. John Paul II, Address to the U.S. Bishops, 1998 The Committee I. Rev. Javier Bustos, chair Dcn. Jorge Benavente, co-chair Eva Díaz, co-chair Leztbia Laing-Martínez Rev. Jorge Blanco María Borda-Wiesner Deacon Roberto Fuentes Introduction Rev. Raúl Gómez-Ruíz, S.D.S. Rev. José González María Prado Rev. Rafael Rodríguez Rev. Robert Stiefvater Mission Statement A Pastoral Plan For Hispanic Ministry In the Archdiocese of Milwaukee The Process of Planning SEE JUDGE Joseph Card. Cardijn ACT An overview of the process Phase A: Understanding the reality Phase D: Evaluation Phase B: Reflection on the Reality Phase C: Strategic Plan Phase A: Understanding the reality 1. Collecting Data 2. Understanding the data There are about 50 million Hispanics: 16% of th entire population of the USA. Including the undocumented there are about 62 million!! The average age is 27; 13 years younger than the rest. The largest groups are: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans. 22% live in poverty. 50% are married!!! States with most Hispanics: California, Texas and Florida 60% finish High School – 13% finish college. Largest Church/denomination among Hispanics: CATHOLIC 68% From all Catholic Hispanics, 42% are active. From all Protestant Hispanics, 70% are active. Would you leave the Catholic Church? NO (74%), some day (21%), yes (6%) To Hispanic Catholics: Have you ever attended a service in a non-Catholic church? Once a week (1%), once a month (3%), sometimes (6%), never (76%). Percentage of Hispanics that convert to another religion/denomination 13% Main reason why I left the Catholic Church: SEEKING A MORE DIRECT EXPERIENCE OF GOD (83%) Other reasons: (2) Hospitality, (3) the way women are treated, and (4) Masses are very boring. Hispanics in WI: 300,000 (# 22) – 5% of the State’s population. Hispanics born in WI: 66% - In another country: 34% Men: 159,144 – Women: 139,979 Median age: 23 – 43% are between age 0 and 19. The median age in the U.S. is 37!! Largest groups: Mexicans (79%), Caribbean (12%) 20% lives under poverty. More than any other group. Counties with most Hispanics: Milwaukee, Dane, Racine, Kenosha. Hispanics in K-12: 71,000 (8%) – High School: 39,000 – College: 17,000 50% are married – 26% are divorced/separated. 25% speaks ONLY English. 75% speaks Spanish. Hispanics in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee: 134,456. There are 643,775 Catholics in thenot Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Most Hispanics do register. Why?from which 89,944 are registered Hispanics. •CommonFrom practice the Catholic Latin America. the 210ofparishes, 28 offerChurch Hispanicin Ministry. Archdiocesan districts with most Hispanics: 14 (51,642), 1 •Language issues. (12,300), and 3 (10,300). •Fear. Districts with largest numbers of registered Hispanics: 14 (Milw. Southside-66% •Poverty. of the estimate Catholic Hispanics) 13 (Milw. North-65% of the estimate Catholic Hispanics) •Lack of information formation. 3 (Walworth/Keno/Racine-63% of the & estimate Catholic Hispanics) Districts with least concentration of Hispanics: 5 (Waukesha West1,276), 10 (Ozaukee-1,812), and 6 (Washington-2,900) Districts with least number of registered Hispanics: 10 (Ozaukee-12% of the estimate Catholic Hispanics) 12 (Milw. West-13% of the estimate Catholic Hispanics) 7 (Dodge-16% of the estimate Catholic Hispanics) Districts with the largest estimated number of Hispanics nonregistered or non-being-ministered-to: 14 (Milw. Southside-10,468) 1 (Kenosha East-3,675) 2 (Racine East-3,565) 1) Parishes with majority of Hisp. population (60% +) 2) Parishes with equal presence (40% - 60%) The numbers are not exact!!!! We estimate more. Most Hispanics do not register. 3) Parishes with minority of Hisp. (10% - 40%) 4) Parishes with small presence (5% - 10%) 1) Parishes with majority of Hisp. population (60% +) St. Adalbert/St. Raphael (92% Milwaukee) Cristo Rey/St. Patrick (88% Racine) Prince of P/St. Hyacinth/S. Vinc (82% Milw) St. Anthony (80% Milwaukee) St. Catherine (75% Sharon) St. Mark (62% Kenosha) 2) Parishes with equal presence (40% - 60%) St. Clement/Holy Name (52% Sheboygan) St. Joseph (50% Waukesha) St. Francis (49% Milwaukee) Bl. John Paul II (48% Milwaukee) St. Patrick (47% Whitewater) St. Michael/St. Rose (45% Milwaukee) St. Andrew/St. Patrick (40% Delavan/Elkhorn) St. Charles B. (40% Burlington) Our Lady Guadalupe/St. Patrick (40% Milwaukee) 3) Parishes with minority of Hisp. (10% - 40%) St. Francis de Sales (20% Lake Geneva) St. Katharine Drexel (15% Beaver Dam) St. Mary’s (12% West Bend) Holy Family (12% Fond du Lac – 1,200!!) 4) Parishes with small presence (2% - 10%) St. Bruno (Dousman) St. Jerome (Oconomowoc) There are 21 “full-time” priests in Hispanic Ministry. From the 21 priests serving in Hispanic Ministry, 12 are Hispanics and 9 are of non-Hispanic origin. From the 12 Hispanic priests serving in Hispanic Ministry, only one was born in the U.S. Average of registered Hispanic Catholics per priest serving in Hispanic Ministry: 3,840!!! Average of Hispanics in general per priest in Hispanic Ministry: 6,400!!! Phase A: Understanding the reality Phase D: Evaluation Phase B: Reflection on the Reality Phase C: Strategic Plan Phase B: Reflection on the Reality 1. IMMIGRATION: Provide information and formation about immigration to Hispanics. 2. MARRIAGE & FAMILY: Develop a comprehensive family ministry plan that respond to the social challenges and cultural values of most Hispanic families. 3. PREFERENTIAL OPTION FOR THE POOR: Create opportunities for parishes to reach out to those Hispanics who struggle with material poverty within their own parish communities. 4. HOSPITALITY: Foster hospitality, a sense of belonging, and the means of integration of Hispanics into their parish community. 5. CHILD & YOUTH MINISTRY Develop a comprehensive youth and child ministry plan. • 6. MINISTRY & LEADERSHIP FORMATION: Foster and promote vocation to the priesthood, permanent diaconate, religious life and lay leadership among local Hispanic Catholics. b) Provide appropriate pastoral, theological and cultural formation to candidates to ordained ministry, lay leaders and staff ready to understand and embrace the Hispanic, religious, social and cultural reality in the United States of America, and able to communicate in both English and Spanish. 7. MINISTRY TO DISTANCED GENERATIONS: Provide Pastoral Ministry appropriate to the second and third generations of Hispanics and to those Hispanics who have distanced themselves from the Catholic Church. 8. CHURCH MOVEMENTS & INITIATIVES: Provide coordination and guidance to the existing Lay Ecclesial Movements and initiatives that serve Hispanic Catholics according to their charismas, statutes, and needs of the parish communities. 9. PLAN EFFECTIVENESS: Create the necessary structures that guarantee the success the Archdiocesan Plan for Hispanic Ministry. 10. INTERDIOCESAN PLAN: Develop an interdiocesan pastoral agreement for Hispanic Ministry with the Archdiocese of Chicago, and the dioceses of Rockford, Madison, and Green Bay. 11. AWARENESS : Provide awareness of the presence, gifts, and challenges of Hispanics Catholics in the United States and in our neighborhood. 12. CATHOLIC EDUCATION: a) Foster dialogue that produces creative ways of providing Hispanic children access to Catholic schools. b) Foster dialogue that produces creative ways of using the Choice Program for the social and spiritual benefit of Hispanic children. The committee identified pastoral needs in each particular Archdiocesan region. Phase A: Understanding the reality Phase D: Evaluation Phase B: Reflection on the Reality Phase C: Strategic Plan STRATEGIES ACTIVITIES PEOPLE INVOLVED TIME KEY SUCCESS INDICATOR Phase C: Strategic Plan STRATEGIES SOCIAL JUSTICE NEW EVANGELIZATION ACTIVITIES PEOPLE INVOLVED TIME KEY SUCCESS INDICATOR Plan Effectiveness & Ministry Organization STRATEGIES Hispanic Presence CATHOLIC EDUCATION Child & Youth Vocations, Ministry & Awareness Ministry Leadership Formation NEW EVANGELIZATION ACTIVITIES PEOPLE INVOLVED HOSPITALITY TIME KEY SUCCESS INDICATOR Policies & MARRIAGE & FAMILY Interdiocesan Relations Phase A: Understanding the reality Phase D: Evaluation Phase B: Reflection on the Reality Phase C: Strategic Plan The Hispanic Ministry Evaluation Team The HME evaluates the success of the plan by: Qualifying the achievement of the “key success indicators” as, “1” = very poorly or not-done; “2” = poorly done; “3” = acceptably done; “4” = good; “5” = very good or excellent. Identifying major issues and/or obstacles. Phase D: Identifying highly successful strategies. Evaluation Providing recommendations for future plans. Questions, comments, feedback, & discussion. GRACIAS!!