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About Us

Established in 1979 in San Antonio, Texas, the Instituto is composed of persons who work toward the formation and celebration of good liturgical celebrations among the diverse Hispanic communities in the United States.

Goals & objectives

  • To assist the bishops of the United States in carrying out the liturgical reform mandated by Vatican II, as well as subsequent norms and decrees dictated after the Council by the Holy See’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
  • To explore new paths toward the enculturation of the liturgy among the Hispanic Catholic assemblies of the nation.
  • To collaborate with the Bishops Committee on the Liturgy and the Office for Hispanic Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) as well as the pastoral institutes and national organizations committed to Hispanic ministry.
  • To study, reflect upon and celebrate more authentically the Catholic faith in ways that may include the traditions of Hispanic Catholics, but always in communion with the teachings of the Church as presented by the documents of Medellín, Puebla, the III National Encounter of Hispanic leaders, the National Plan for Hispanic Ministry in the Unites States and the most recent official directives of the magisterium.