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Latina Catholics Rock it

Latina Catholics Rock it May 27, 2016

Patricia Jiménez is the webmaster for USHM 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, 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 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. También 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 Barry University 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.

Photo by Diocese of San Bernardino ©
Photo by Diocese of San Bernardino ©

Petra Alexander receives Papal Award

On may 20th Petra Alexander, one of USHM’s contributors, and Director of Hispanic Ministry at the Diocese of San Bernardino received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice award from Pope Francis.  The Pro Ecclesia et Pontifce award is the highest recognition a lay person can receive from the Pope.  Petra has dedicated decades to serving the Hispanic community with particular focus to serving those in the peripheries. She is one of the most creative and honest people I know.  I have great admiration for Petra and have always valued the conversations we have shared.  So proud of you my friend!

 

 

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Christina Lamas named NFCYM Executive Director

On Monday, May 23, 2016 Christina Lamas was maned Executive Director of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM). Lamas brings has more than twenty years of youth ministry experience and currently serves as associate director for the Office of Religious Education and division coordinator of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Given that over 60% percent of Catholics under 18 years of age are Hispanic and that 93% are U.S. born, NFCYM has taken a great step towards serving the largest demographic of youth in the United States! Christina will do an amazing job of serving the entire Church and all Catholic youth!

 

 

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Miriam Hidalgo elected as FCH President

On Wednesday May 25, 2016 Miriam Hidalgo was elected as the new President for the Federation for Catechesis with Hispanics.  Miriam is the Coordinator of Catechesis with Hispanics for the Office of Education, Evangelization & Catechesis of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut. She was born & raised in Providence, Rhode Island; her family is from Guatemala. She has a BA in Youth Ministry from Providence College and a Master’s degree in Religious Education from Boston College. For more than fifteen years she has served in catechetical ministry and youth ministry at the parish and diocesan levels. For many years, Miriam has been involved in social justice initiatives through education and advocacy work in areas such as the environment and climate change, human trafficking, animal rights, and many more.

 

Congratulations to these amazing Latina Catholic women!

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Patricia Jiménez is the webmaster for USHM 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, 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 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. También 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 Barry University 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.