The mission of the Multicultural and Hispanic/Latino Ministry is to proclaim the Reign of God. As members of the Church in the Diocese of Kalamazoo, we proclaim that God is present when we recognize ourselves as brothers and sisters in Christ. We demonstrate our love by welcoming and serving all as full members of the Church. Hospitality and solidarity are gifts which other cultures bring to our diocese and to the Catholic Church in the United States. All Catholics from all cultures are encouraged to be hosts to newcomers and to participate as full members of the Church in parish life and in other Catholic institutions, organizations and in the diocese as a whole.
Hispanic/Latino migrants, residents, and people from other cultures are recognized for who they are as full members of the Church. They feel welcome and participate as active members, as they affirm their Catholic identity and develop a sense of belonging to the faith community that, over time, fosters their sense of ownership and stewardship in the parishes and in the diocese.
Diocesan Pastoral Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry 2007