Spanish Speaking Ministries
During the 1990s, Bishop Robert Johnson and others recognized that Western North Carolina was becoming home for one the fastest growing Latino populations in the country. Bishop Johnson worked to establish our first Spanish speaking mission at La Capilla de Santa Maria in Hendersonville and to call our first Latino Missioner, the Rev. Tim Hoyt.
Today, the diocese has a vibrant Spanish-speaking ministry with 4 mission sites across the diocese, numerous parish ministries serving their Spanish-speaking neighbors, and two full-time Latino missioners.
Our current Missioner for Spanish Speaking Ministries is the Rev. Hilario Cisneros, who is also the rector of La Capilla de Santa Maria in Hendersonville. Father Cisneros has a background familiar to many immigrants, and his devotion to improve the lives of his people is clearly evident from his past work and his enthusiasm for bringing about positive change. If you would like to learn more about our Spanish Speaking Ministries, please contact the Rev. Cisneros.
La Misa en Español / Spanish Services in the diocese