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Pastoral Juvenil HIspana

We are a multi-cultural ministry!

United Catholic Youth Ministries supports four parishes with Youth Ministry. Part of that support, with a growing population of Hispanic/Latinx people in the Archdiocese of Chicago, is through Pastoral Juvenil Hispana (PJH). PJH is Youth Ministry with a focus on the reality of Hispanic/Latinx people and ministering, praying, and serving with that in mind. PJH is very focused on accompaniment and action. In response to a growing number of Hispanic/Latinx teens and the need for formation and family support, we created the Consejo de Padres, which supports Youth Ministry efforts and puts an emphasis on connecting the family to help support the vitality of Youth Ministry for Hispanic/Latinx teens. 


United Catholic Youth Ministries supports the efforts of PJH and is always open to collaborating to support the cultural aspect in the lives of our young people. 


PJH Youth Board Representatives:
Violeta Gomez 

James Holzhauer-Chuckas, ObSB 

Alejandro Lorenzo

Alejandra Lule-Rivera 

Andrea Martinez 

Yoloxochitl Meza

Armando Navarrete 

Guillermina Ramirez 

Sol Robledo

Yadira Soto

Peer Ministry & Accompaniment

More than half of our peer ministers are bilingual and are trained to accompany our young people. If you feel you want to talk with a Peer Minister, contact any of them: FIRSTNAME@ucym.org


Bilingual Peer Ministers: 

Carmelita Armenta 

Carlos Castro

Kimberly Castro 

Jeffrey Garcia 

Emilio Leon

Gershon Lorenzo 

Kelly Martinez

Armando Navarrete 

Edwin Navarrete 

Oliver Pacheco

Mateo Perez