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Hispanic/Latino Ministry

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students in ministry

Mission Statement

Recognizing and celebrating the diversity of student faith experiences, Campus Ministry partners with student groups and with the wider Villanova community to provide opportunities for worship, service and formation through and with the experience of Hispanic and Latin American Catholicism and other faith traditions.

Oramos

Mass in Spanish

Mass in Spanish is celebrated each Saturday during the academic year at 5:30 PM in St. Thomas of Villanova Church. Students, faculty, staff and all other Villanova community members are welcome to come and celebrate Mass with us. Please visit the Catholic Worship page for more information on celebrating the liturgy during the COVID-19 pandemic Green Phase.

Liturgical Ministers

Students are invited to participate in the different liturgical ministry roles available at the Spanish Mass. Students may serve as lectors or in hospitality roles. Please contact Irene Rivera in Campus Ministry if you are interested in serving as a liturgical minister for the Spanish Mass.

spiritual celebration

Celebramos

Campus Ministry hosts a monthly Cena de la Convivencia. These dinners gather Villanovans to build community and celebrate Latin culture. We also offer celebrations of important Latin American Catholic feast days, such as for La Virgen de Guadalupe and Nuestra Señora de la Divina Providencia.

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Servimos

Students can participate in service with local Hispanic communities as volunteers for ESoL tutoring, offered through Community Outreach of Villanova (COV). These various opportunities through COV primarily serve Hispanic and immigrant communities in South Philadelphia.

During the fall 2020 semester, students can volunteer as remote ESoL tutors at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish or Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor (ADROP).  

Participation in COV is a semester-long commitment to volunteer once a week with one of our partner organizations. For more information on serving through COV, please contact Irene Rivera in Campus Ministry.

Contact Us

Irene Rivera, Campus Minister for Hispanic and Latino/a Ministry & Outreach

Victor José Jaimes, Graduate Assistant

Maria Espinoza '22, Hispanic Ministry Testimonial

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Maria Espinoza '22 talks about how being part of the Hispanic/Latino Ministry community has helped make Villanova feel like home.