Hispanic Ministry


The vision of the Hispanic Ministry Department is to enable and promote ministry to Hispanic Catholics in the Diocese of Des Moines.


The mission of the department is to integrate the Hispanic community of the Diocese of Des Moines into the life of the Church.


Under the guidance of the Hispanic Pastoral Commission, we work to provide access to the sacraments in Spanish, encourage active participation of the Hispanic community within our faith communities and work to build leadership from the ground up. To date 50 lay leaders have graduated from a faith formation program and, in concert with their pastors, are leading ministries and outreach services in their parishes.

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Mayra Moriel de Banuelos, coordinator of Hispanic Ministry, 515-237-5011

Jessica Maciel Hernandez, coordinator of Hispanic Youth Ministry, 515-237-5051