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Job Title: Archdiocese of St. Louis, Office of Hispanic Ministry
Location: St. Louis
State: Missouri
Position Description:
Office of Hispanic Ministry
Archdiocese of St. Louis
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119
This office coordinates Hispanic ministry in collaboration with the local parishes and diocesan agencies in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Key objectives of the office include: Fostering a Pastoral de Conjunto (Communion in Mission) between archdiocesan parishes and agencies to better serve the Church; cultivating Hispanic pastoral leaders for ministry in parishes and the larger archdiocese; advocating on behalf of the Hispanic Catholic community, and facilitating the implementation of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry 2012-2017. The complete Pastoral Plan can be viewed by going to our website:
Description of Ministry Practicum Possibilities at this Site: 
1) Catechesis: assist in the development and implementation of faith formation programs (e.g., programs for catechists, adults, family, marriage ministry, etc.)
2) Lay Leadership and Ministry Formation: assist in the development and implementation of lay ministry leadership initiatives (e.g., workshops, multimedia resources, parish presentation, etc.)
3) Pastoral Juvenil (Youth & Young Adult): assist in the development and implementation of programs to increase leadership skills and theological formation of young adults (e.g., workshops, multimedia resources, retreats, etc.)
*The student should:
  - be bilingual (Spanish/English).
  - have strong computer skills.
  - have strong oral and written communication skills.
  - be a practicing Catholic.
  - be comfortable in a multicultural setting.
*Each intern is required to have the Missouri criminal background screening completed with the results received before the semester begins.
*Students who are residents of Illinois must also have the Illinois criminal background screening completed with the results received prior to the start of the semester.
*The student must attend the Archdiocesan workshop Protecting God's Children prior to his/her internship if he/she plans to work with children.
The hours and dates are flexible (primarily driven by the ministry itself.)
Number of Positions Available: 2
Past Aquinas Interns at This Site:
Br. Vincent Davila, OP (FA12/SP13),
Br. Juan Sanchez, OP (FA12/SP13)
Dr. Javier Orozco, Director of Hispanic Ministry
Office of Hispanic Ministry, Archdiocese of St. Louis Cardinal Rigali Center
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119
p: 314.792.7890| c: 314.608.5546
Supervisor's Bio/Additional Comments:
Supervisor brings an intercultural approach to ministry and pedagogy. Areas of interest include Catholic theology (e.g., contextual theologies), ecumenical and interfaith dialogue and praxis.
*Intern should expect regular and intentional supervisory sessions.
*Approach is conversational with an emphasis on evaluating concrete desired learning and ministry outcomes.
*Use of theological reflection model.
Revised February 2013
Required Qualifications:
Desired Qualifications:


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