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Pastoral Juvenil

Office of Hispanic Ministry

What is Pastoral Juvenil? | ¿Qué es la Pastoral Juvenil?

Pastoral Juvenil, or Hispanic Youth and Young Adult Ministry, exists to serve the Hispanic youth and young adult community within the parishes of the Archdiocese of Denver. Pastoral Juvenil includes the age range of 12 to 17 as adolescents and 18 to 35 as young adults. We serve the leaders of youth and young adult groups at the parishes, providing them with support in a variety of ways including in leadership formation, faith formation and resources for their groups.

Reality of Hispanic Youth and Young Adults in Denver | Realidad de nuestros jóvenes

We are experiencing, as in many parts of the US, a young Church that is increasingly Hispanic and bicultural. Hispanic teens are fully bilingual, speaking mainly Spanish at home and at Church, while English is spoken for most other things, like school and friends. The reality that we face is that we must serve this bicultural group in a way that promotes their English and Spanish abilities and encourages them to have a relationship with God and to embrace their unique and beautiful circumstance. We pray that the Holy Spirit will guide us in finding the best way to serve these young people and help them to connect with their faith in both English and Spanish.

Hispanic Young Adults in Denver come from all over the world. Many of our young adults are immigrants from Mexico and other South American countries. Many of them speak some English but prefer to continue their faith journey in their native Spanish, as that is the language they grew up with. We wish to continue to provide opportunities for these young adults to remain close to their faith and involved at their parishes and Archdiocesan events.

Find a Youth or Young Adult Group

Formación de Líderes

Encuentro de Jóvenes Adultos

Encuentro de Jóvenes Adolescentes

Pascua Jevenil

Reunión Mensual de Líderes

Find a group near you | Encuentra un grupo juvenil cerca de ti

Use the parish locator below to find parishes with youth groups near you.

Go to the category filter, scroll down, then select “Youth Groups” to find parishes with youth groups.

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Donate | Donación

If you would like to be a part of this ministry with the Hispanic Youth and Young Adults, we would love to have you on our team! Any donation will go to our programs and to encouraging new and innovative ways to serve this growing community.

Si te gustaría ser parte de este ministerio con los jóvenes hispanos y los jóvenes adultos, ¡nos encantaría tenerte en nuestro equipo! Cualquier donación irá a nuestros programas para fomentar nuevas e innovadoras formas de servir a esta comunidad joven y creciente.

Contact us | Contáctanos

We would love to hear from you! Whether you want to get involved, find a youth or young adult group or have an idea you want to share, let us know!

¡Nos encantaría escuchar sobre ti! ¿Deseas involucrarte, encontrar un grupo juvenil o tienes alguna idea que deseas compartir? ¡Déjanos saber!

Laura Becerra

Pastoral Juvenil Specialist