The National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry was approved by the NCCB in November, 1987. This plan is addressed to the entire Church in the United States. It focuses on the pastoral needs of the Hispanic Catholic, but it challenges ALL Catholics as members of the Body of Christ.
by means of a Pastoral de Conjunto
a MODEL OF CHURCH that is:
communitarian, evangelizing, and missionary,
incarnate in the reality of the Hispanic people and
open to the diversity of cultures,
a promoter and example of justice...
that develops leadership through integral education...
THAT IS LEAVEN FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN SOCIETY
|Pastoral de Conjunto:||To develop a Pastoral de Conjunto, which through pastoral agents and structures, manifests communion in integration, coordination in-servicing, and communication of the Churchs pastoral action, in keeping with the general objective of this plan.|
|Evangelization:||To recognize, develop, accompany and support small ecclesial communities and other church groups (e.g., Cursillos de Cristiandad, Movimiento Familiar Cristiano, RENEW, Charismatic Movement, prayer groups, etc.) which in union with the bishop are effective instruments of evangelization for the Hispanic people. These small ecclesial communities and other groups within the parish framework promote experiences of faith and conversion, prayer life, missionary outreach and evangelization, interpersonal relations and fraternal love, and prophetic questioning and actions for justice. They are a prophetic challenge for the renewal of our Church and humanization of our society.|
|Missionary Option:||To promote faith and effective participation in Church and societal structures on the part of these priority groups (the poor, women, families, youth) so that they may be agents of their own destiny (self-determination) and capable of progressing and becoming organized.|
|Formation:||To provide leadership formation adapted to the Hispanic culture in the United States that will help people to live and promote a style of Church that will be leaven of the Kingdom of God in society.|