The Office of Intercultural Ministries

To engage all Servant Leaders of the Lord to live as bridge-builders of God’s diverse creation, by transforming and recreating their environments as welcoming, loving, and inclusive communities.”

Mission

The Office of Intercultural Ministries seeks to serve the clergy, archdiocesan Chancery personnel, parish staff, and ministry leaders by promoting and developing cultural awareness and sensitivity competencies, enabling us to better understand and answer the pastoral needs of our ever-growing number of diverse parishioners and parochial communities.

History

In October of 2015 the Office of Intercultural Ministries was formed in response to the Archdiocesan Pastoral plan, which addresses the growing diverse population in Northern Georgia. The office is primarily pillared under what was Hispanic Ministries and Office for Black Catholics. The merging of these two ministries and expansion to include Asian and Island Pacific, Latin American, Native American, African Catholic communities helped underscore the direction provided by the vision of Archbishop Wilton Gregory in his Pastoral Plan. The purpose of the department is to help empower spiritual leaders and ministers to navigate the ever-changing cultural landscape of the Catholic Church in Georgia. The mission is to promote and develop cultural awareness and sensitivity competencies, to enable leaders/parishioners better to understand and answer the needs of our ever-growing number of diverse parishioners and parochial communities.

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