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23FALL2012CATHOLICEXTENSIONHISPANICLAYLEADERSCONFERENCEnSCChicagoILHispaniclayleadership.x1cTheHispanicLayLeadershipInitiativeisacreativesolutionthatwillbuildpastoralcapacityindioceseswhereHispanicsarepresentinsig-nix1cantnumbersx1dBolandsaid.x1cThesenewleaderswillbeabletoreachouttothousandsofHispanicCatholicsinourcountry.x1dDr.ArturoChavezpresidentandCEOofMexicanAmericanCatholicCollegeisoneofmanyleadersacrosstheUnitedStateswhoechoestheincreasingneedforHis-panicministrywithinourcountryx19sfaithcommunities.x1cTherearemanygix4sandmanyopportunitiesthatthisgrowingpopulationox3erstheChurchandthecountryx1dsaidDr.Chavez.x1cButthegreatestchallengetodayisthatonlyeightpercentoftheestimated30000layecclesialministersnationallyareHispanic.x1dTimMatovinaaprofessorattheUniversityofNotreDameandauthorofLatinoCatholicismbelievestheseneedsfacingtheHispaniccommunitycanbemetthroughfaithformation.x1cHowwepassonthefaithtothechildrenandgrandchildrenofLatinoimmigrantsistheleadingindicatorofwheretheChurchwillbe30yearsx2omnowx1dhesaid.x1cThisisnotapriorityjustforHispanicministrytheentireCath-olicChurchneedstobeinvolvedinit.x1dUPANDRUNNINGINYOUNGSTOWNAsoneofthex1rstparticipantsintheHispanicLayLeadershipInitiativetheDioceseofYoungstownOhiohasfoundafutureleaderforHispanicministryinAlmaCiriello.ThoughshearrivedintheUnitedStateswithlittlemorethanasimplesuitcaseshemetareligioussisterwhoencouragedhertogetinvolvedintheChurchandtopursueaneducation.Shegraduatedx2omtheUniversityofYoungstownandhassincetakenonseveralroleswithinherfaithcommunity.AsHispanicCoordinatorforStarkCountyCiriellowillputherdeepfaithandtalentstouseasshehelpsherdiocesebuildax0ourishingHispanicministryprogram.CiriellonotedthatoneofherbiggestgoalsistokeepLatinosx2omleavingthelocalparishesx1cManypeoplearegoingtodix3erentplacesbutIwanttobringtheHispaniccommunitybacktothisChurch.x1dTheadditionofpositionslikeCiriellox19sisnotmerelyatemporarysolutiontoaddressanimmediatecrisis.TheHispanicLayLeadershipInitiativewillserveasacatalystforamoresubstantialleadershipinvestmentinHispanicministryonthepartofCatholicdioceses.Overathree-yearperiod15millionwillbeinvestedintheseleadersx14thecostofthepositionsbeingsplitequallybetweenCatholicExtensionandthemissiondioceses.Attheconclusionofthethree-yearpartnershipdioceseswillberesponsibleforsustainingtheposi-tionsontheirown.x1cWex19vehadmorethan70ofthe91missiondiocesesshowgreatinterestinthisinitiativex1dsaidFatherWallx1cwhichmeansthatwewillbesupportinganewgenerationofpastoralleadersthatwillbuildfaithinspirehopeandignitechangeandserveasthehandsandfeetofChristtoaworldinneed.x1dWiththehelpofdonorsCatho-licExtensionisattheforex2ontofadreamforHispanicministrythatwillensurethevibrancyoftheCatholicChurchintothefuture.x1cIthinkmanypeoplearelikemex1dsaidCiriello.x1cTheywanttodosomethingbuttheydonx19thavetheop-portunity.Thisisagreatopportunitytox1ndleadersIthinkitx19ssomethingthatGodsentme.x1dx1cIwanttobringtheHispaniccommunitybacktothisChurch.x1dx13AlmaCiriello