October 25, 2016

Many dioceses have a presence of indigenous immigrants from Latin America. However, the Diocese of Monterey is one of the few dioceses to offer specialized outreach to this population. The Oaxacan ministry offered in Watsonville by Sr. Sandra Silva is a great example of a pastoral adaptation on the part of the Church to recognize the unique culture and challenges of this marginalized community.

Thanks to her efforts, the diocese is finding ways to not only reach out to this marginalized group of Catholics, but welcome their unique gifts and talents in service of the larger community.

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