ABOUT US

OUR HISTORY

The Regional Office of the Southeastern US Bishops For Hispanic Ministry was created in 1978 to assist the dioceses of the episcopal regions V and XIV of the United States, in its pastoral service to Hispanic Catholics. It currently serves 30 dioceses in nine states in the southeastern United States. Coming from all Hispanic America, hispanics exceed 8 million in the region.

The Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI), is the educational branch of the Regional Office. It was born in 1979 as a response to the need for Hispanic education and as an accomplishment of the recommendations of the II National Hispanic Pastoral Meeting.

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Since its foundation, SEPI has:

  • Helped establish more than 600 Hispanic communities in the southeastern region of the United States.
  • Covered more than 5,000,000 miles with the evangelizing work of our mobile teams.
  • Helped organize a Hispanic Pastoral Ministry in each of the 30 dioceses of the Region.
  • Distributed more than 273,000 books
  • Created the Regional Directory, updated every two years, reflecting the growth and organization of our Hispanic communities in the Southeast region.
  • Published 63 editions of the "Southeast" Bulletin which updates and informs more than 9,000 leaders within the nation.
  • Produced numerous audio-visual courses and music.
  • Broadcast numerous programs of La Voz del SEPI.
  • Graduated 78 students with a Master's degree in Hispanic Pastoral Ministry through Barry University
  • Offered 120 Schools of Ministries in different dioceses with more than 1,829 graduates in a 150-hour study program.
  • Provided 8 different Youth Ministry programs to help and guide our youth. As part of the annual program of "Pascua Juvenil", young people have written 35 books; The latest editions have been bilingual.
  • Organized 35 Migrant Encuentros.
  • Conducted 17 Regional Encuentros and every 2 years, 5 Provincials Encuentros.

OUR TEAM

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Olga Lucía Villar
ovillar@sepi.us
Executive Director

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Juan José Rodríguez
jrodriguez@sepi.us
Pastoral Juvenil Director & School of Ministries Coordinator

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Hilda Bonet
formation@sepi.us
Formation & y Program Assistant Director

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Lizette Argüello larguello@sepi.us
Office Manager

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Ricardo Pinto
bookkeeper@sepi.us
Bookkeepper

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Carolina De Arazoza
IT/web Admin
itsupport@sepi.us

 

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Norberto Gil
Physical Plant Coordinator

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Lourdes Sardinas
Maintenance

WITH WHOM DO WE COLLABORATE?

OUR COLLEAGUES IN NATIONAL HISPANIC PASTORAL

INSTITUTIONS IN CONSORTIUM WITH SEPI FOR FORMATIONS PROGRAMS

OTHER COLLABORATORS AND RESOURCES OF HISPANIC PASTORAL

For more information please contact us by calling (305) 279-2333 or via email at info@sepi.us

OUR REGION

The Southeast Regional Office for Hispanic Ministry and its Pastoral Institute, SEPI, assist the Catholic Bishops in the 30 dioceses belonging to the 9 states of Regions V and XIV. Click on the name of a diocese to contact information.

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MAP OF OUR ECCLESIASTICAL PROVINCES

"To promote the common pastoral action of different neighboring dioceses according to the circumstances of persons and places and to foster more suitably the relations of the diocesan bishops among themselves, neighboring particular churches are to be brought together into ecclesiastical provinces limited to a certain territory. "(CC431,1).
"A metropolitan, who is the archbishop of his diocese, presides offer an ecclesiastical province. The office of metropolitan is joined with an episcopal see determined or approved by the Roman Pontiff." (CC435).

The 30 dioceses belonging to the southeast region are grouped into 5 ecclesiastical provinces: Atlanta, Louisville, Miami, Mobile and New Orleans.

Mapa de Provincias Eclesiasticas

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF ARCHDIOCESES AND DIOCESES OF EACH PROVINCE