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Hispanic Ministry

The Hispanic ministry at St. Mark Catholic Church was established in February, 1999. For several years there was one Spanish Mass a month with a dinner to follow. In the years that followed, the Masses were increased to the 3rd and 4th Sundays. During the summer of 2007, the decision was made to celebrate Spanish Mass weekly with the community dinner following Mass on the fourth Sunday. There continues to be a strong and growing presence of Hispanics in Madison County. The U.S. Census report of 2005 indicated approximately 860 Hispanics in Madison County. More recent estimates indicate that more than 1,000 Hispanics reside in the county.

Mass: Sunday, 4:30 p.m. (dinner follows 4th Sunday Mass)

Special Celebrations: Our Lady of Guadalupe, December 12th
Mañanitas: early morning devotion
Evening Mass

 

Sacramental Preparation: Marriage (Jim and Dot Bennett, 623-7675)
Children’s baptism (Fr. Bob Thul, 859-260-9452)
Diocesan classes (Sr. Sandy Delgado, 859-253-1993)

Hispanic Outreach Services: Serve the Hispanic population at St. Mark with their varied needs: teaching English classes, assisting with agency forms, connecting with agencies and individuals who will help serve the community, promoting the integration of the Hispanic population with the English-speaking members of the parish with translated information and announcements to promote their attendance at parish events and programs.

Dot Bennett
Hispanic Outreach Office
Newman Center
859-582-3394 or 859-623-2989, extension 7
(Call for appointments and to schedule English classes)