Boston College Releases First Report of National Study of Catholic Parishes with Hispanic Ministry


Today Boston College Released the Summary Report of the National Study of Catholic Parishes with Hispanic Ministry. This report emerges from three years of gathering information from parishes serving Hispanic Catholics nationwide. The study was conducted between 2011 and 2013 under the leadership of Hosffman Ospino, Ph.D., assistant professor of Hispanic ministry and religious education at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.  It is the first of a series of reports that will be released.  The report is divided into three sections 1.  Structures, 2.  Leadership  3.  Faith Formation. Click Here to read the report.

The following webpage at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry will store articles and emerging reports as well as media references.






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Patty Jiménez, D.Min

Patricia Jiménez, D.Min is a founder and the webmaster for U.S. Hispanic Ministry and has worked for over 20 years in the areas of youth ministry, catechesis, and teaching and administering lay formation programs. Patty has experience in parish, academia, and diocesan ministry and has been a speaker at local, regional, and national events. She received her Doctorate in Ministry specializing in Hispanic and Latino Theology and Ministry at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, a Masters in Theological Studies and a Masters in Ministry for a Multicultural Church from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, Ca. Her interests are technology and new media, cross-cultural administration, franciscan spirituality, and Hispanic Theology and Ministry.

Patricia Jiménez es fundadora y webmaster de U.S. Hispanic Ministry. Ha trabajado por más de 20 años en las áreas de la pastoral juvenil, la catequesis, enseñando y administrando programas de formación. Ha trabajado y colaborado en parroquias e instituciones académicas y diócesis; ha sido conferencista en eventos locales, regionales y nacionales. Obtuvo su doctorado en Ministerios, con especialidad en La Pastoral y Teología Hispana/Latina en la Universidad Barry en Miami Shores, Florida, su Maestría en Estudios Teológicos y una Maestría en Ministerios Multiculturales de la Escuela Franciscana de Teología en Berkeley, California. Actualmente sus intereses son los medios de comunicación, nuevas tecnologías, la administración intercultural, la espiritualidad Franciscana, y la Teología y Pastoral Hispana.