Thursday December 8, 2022
7 pm – 9 pm Eastern or 7 pm – 9 pm Mountain
Hispanic and Latino youth have been the subject of conversation for a long time. They are a vibrant part of many parish communities and noticeably missing in others. Over the last few decades, the Church has made strides in its accompaniment of Hispanic/Latino youth, but there is still much work left to be done. The changing profile of Hispanic/Latino youth makes the opportunities and challenges related to ministering to them different in every community. Even within one community, the needs of second- and third-generation Hispanic/Latino youth are different and have significant implications for the Church’s pastoral work. Join the conversation as Angel Barrera shares practical implications for ministry with Hispanic youth and families.
Presenter: Angel Barrera, MA, MEd
Angel has over twenty years of experience in ministry with youth and families in parish, campus ministry, diocesan, and national settings. He currently works as Associate Director for Strategy and Development with Diocese of Brownsville, Texas, and a Leadership Consultant with the Catholic Leadership Institute. Angel holds an MA in Religious Studies and a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction.