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Multicultural Ministry

Department Staff

Norma Garcia
Coordinator, Contact, Hispanic Commission

(904) 353-3243
Ernie Favors
Chairperson, Black Catholic Commission

(904) 768-9934
Rev. James R. Boddie, Jr.
Co-chair and Moderator, Black Catholic Commission

(904) 724-0080
Andrea Salles
Brazilian/Portuguese Outreach Coordinator

(508) 498-1734
Sarah Maley
Contact, Burmese Outreach

(904) 354-4846, ext. 268
Susana Suarez
President of the Filipino Catholic Commission (FMDOSA)

(904) 629-2693
Rev. Rafael Lavilla
Spiritual Advisor

(904) 249-2600
Jonel Laguerre
Contact, Haitian Outreach

(904) 208-1458
Rev. Calonge Lemaine
Coordinator, Haitian Outreach

(904) 733-6860
Rev. Ruben Leyva
Celebrant, Spanish radio Mass

Provides outreach and evangelization to all brothers and sisters from various ethnic communities in the diocese. Addresses racial and social justice, vocations, lay leadership development and cultural and ethnic awareness building. Coordinates social and pastoral work of various movements, organizations, and ministries.

Spanish Radio Mass
Sundays at 2:00 p.m. on La Raza Jacksonville 970-AM, WEWC 1160-AM, WVOJ 1570-AM and 92.9 FM. The Mass is celebrated weekly by Rev. Ruben Leyva, parochial vicar of Blessed Trinity Parish in Jacksonville.

Upcoming Events

13
Jul

Annual Day of Healing
St. Joseph Academy
8:00am

13
Jul

Shrine Second Saturday Speaker Series, Mary’s Assumption into Heaven
Our Lady of La Leche National Shrine at Mission Nombre de Dios
9:00am

13
Jul

Catholic Writers Guild
St. Pauls Catholic Church
10:00am

13
Jul

San Juan Feast Day Mass
San Juan Mission
7:30pm

15
Jul

Theology on Tap: The Epidemic of Loneliness
Historically Hoppy
7:00pm

17
Jul

Pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress

8:00am