LATINO/HISPANIC MINISTRY

Latino/Hispanic Ministry is one of the most exciting areas of growth in the Diocese of Washington. Our six Spanish language congregations seek to provide a spiritual home to people of many countries and cultures. We strive to live, work and celebrate together in the love of God that transcends all diversity.

As we work toward Becoming Beloved Community, our next steps are to:

  • Convene a Latino/Hispanic Ministry advisory council
  • Grow participation in and support for Washington National Cathedral Sanctuary Ministry and their advocacy work
  • Identify and develop strategies to engage with critical Equity and Justice issues affecting
  • Latino/Hispanic communities throughout the Diocese
  • Support parish leaders that wish to explore the development of Latino/Hispanic Ministry in their congregations
  • Equip Latino/Hispanic leaders with resources and tools for skill development, awareness building, spiritual growth and faith formation

To learn how you can help Latino/Hispanic Ministry grow, contact Mildred J. Reyes, Missioner for Latino/Hispanic Ministry & Diocesan Initiatives.

Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon became just the second female bishop in the Episcopal Church when she was elected suffragan bishop of Washington.
Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon became just the second female bishop in the Episcopal Church when she was elected suffragan bishop of Washington.
Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon became just the second female bishop in the Episcopal Church when she was elected suffragan bishop of Washington.

OUR COMMUNITIES OF FAITH

Iglesia Episcopal de la Ascensión, Gaithersburg
205 de la Avenida Summit
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Iglesia Episcopal de Nuestro Salvador
1700 Powder Mill Road
Silver Spring, MD 20903

Iglesia Episcopal de San Albano
3001 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Iglesia Episcopal de San Esteban y la Encarnación (Misa Alegría)
1525 Newton Street NW
Washington, DC 20010

Iglesia Episcopal de San Mateo
5901 36th Ave. (36th Ave. & Nicholson)
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782

Iglesia Episcopal de Santa María Magdalena (Misa Magdalena)
3820 Aspen Hill Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20906

FORMATION

We continue to develop and curate Christian formation resources grounded in Latino/Hispanic culture.

HISTORY OF LATINO MINISTRY IN THE DIOCESE OF WASHINGTON

The first liturgical service in Spanish in the Diocese of Washington was offered in 1974 by the mission of St. John’s, LaFayette Square. It took place at the Rosemount Center, which was founded by the House of Mercy, a charity of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, and is located in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood, one of the most multicultural, multi-generational, and multilingual areas in the District. Latino Ministry grew through the years with the vision of leaders such as the Revs. Samuel Pinzón, Daniel Robles, José Villar, Enrique Brown, Luis León, Simón Bautista, and Sarabeth Goodwin. From that auspicious beginning, Latino/Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese of Washington continues to thrive.

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