Oficina de Ministerio Hispano

North Platte Catholic Offices

1225 S. Poplar

North Platte, NE  69101

(308) 532-2707


Office of Hispanic Ministry Mission Statement

We will Value, Dignify, and show Reverence to the human person advocating for healthy relations and mutual respect among all. 

As representatives of the Diocese of Grand Island we will pray and promote the glory of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit

by serving as a vessel of God’s will to give hope and a future to our  Hispanic brothers and sisters by efforts in evangelization, 

works of mercy, and education so that we may grow and learn together to make a positive, beneficial, and effective impact in our

Community and our World. 



 Statistics on Hispanic/Latino(a) Catholics

· Hispanics/Latinos(as) are present in practically every diocese of the United States.




· More than 20% of all Catholic parishes in the United States have Hispanic/Latino(a) ministry.

· More than 80% of all dioceses have diocesan staff coordinating Hispanic/Latino(a) ministry.


· Hispanics/Latinos(as) compose more than 35% of all Catholics in the United States.

· Hispanics/Latinos(as) have contributed 71% of the growth of the Catholic Church in the United States since 1960.

· More than 50% of all Catholics in the United States under age 25 are of Hispanic/Latino(a) descent.


· To date, 40 Hispanic/Latino bishops have been ordained in the United States, 28 of whom are active.

They make up 9% of all Catholic bishops in the United States.

· Over the past few years, 15% of all new priests ordained in the United States have been of Hispanic/Latino(a) descent.

· Hispanics/Latinos(as) constitute 25% of all laypeople engaged in diocesan ministry programs.

· More than two-thirds (68%) of all Hispanics/Latinos(as) in the United States consider themselves to be Roman Catholics.

· The estimated Hispanic/Latino(a) population of the United States as of July 2007 is 45.5 million.

· It is projected that Hispanics/Latinos(as) will surpass the 102.6 million mark by the year 2050.

Sources: www.usccb.org/hispanicaffairs; U.S. Census Bureau

Parishes with Spanish and/or Bilingual Masses

 St. Mary’s Cathedral

112 S. Cedar Street

Grand Island, NE 68802


 St. James Church

3801 Avenue A

Kearney, NE 68847


St. Ann’s Church

303 E. 6th St.

Lexington, NE 68850


Our Lady of Guadalupe

1102 12th Avenue

Scottsbluff, NE 69361


 Sacred Heart Church

Mission of Wood River

508 B. Street

Shelton, NE 68876