Goals of Intercultural Ministry:

      1. To experience a spirituality that supports intercultural ministry and reconciliation
      2. To focus on the development process for ecclesial integration and inclusion, specifically in diverse parish settings
      3. To identify models for effective pastoral responses, principles, and practices that shape fruitful ministry in intercultural settings


Process for Parish Integration and Inclusion

  • Reach out and meet people where they are — accompaniment
  • Demonstrate hospitality and make people feel at home
  • Organize by developing ministries and ministers
  • Build Relationships across cultures and ministries
  • Champion leadership development and formation
  • Open wide the doors to the decision-making process
  • Strengthen a sense of ownership
  • Sow and reap full ownership and stewardship
  • Achieve full commitment to the mission of the parish

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cultural Diversity