Coverage Areas:  National |  South Carolina |  Aiken |  Beaufort |  Charleston |  Columbia |  Greenville |  Myrtle Beach |  Rock Hill

Dia de la Raza Hispanic fest set for Oct. 12


COLUMBIA — On Oct. 12, the Office of Hispanic Ministry will host “Dia de la Raza/Dia de la Hispanidad,” a diocesan celebration of Hispanic cultures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John Neumann Church.

“Dia de la Raza/Dia de la Hispanidad,” the Day of the Race/the Day of the Hispanic, is an effort to celebrate the Hispanic heritage of the Americas. The event will feature festivities designed to recognize and celebrate the gifts of people of Hispanic origin within the Diocese of Charleston. Bishop Robert J. Baker will ordain two diaconate candidates, Diego Ferro and Gabriel Cuervo, the first Hispanic deacons trained in the diocese.

The event is designed to initiate a sense of cohesiveness among the Hispanic populations, document the history of Hispanic Catholics in the diocese, provide educational materials by resources such as Catholic Charities and the Office of Legal and Immigration Services, and recognize the leadership among the Hispanic communities and the youth, according to Kathleen Merritt, director of the Office of Ethnic Ministries.

The family-oriented festival will commence with a procession of Latino countries represented in the state, dances and skits, informational programs and a luncheon.

The cost of the luncheon is $5 for adults and $3 for children age 6 and under. Register as soon as possible by calling the Office of Ethnic Ministries at (864) 234-9009 ext. 118.

  • Diocesan Events Calendar
    View All Events
    Nov 17 Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of Native American Ministry
    Nov 18 Vietnamese Martyrs Celebration
    From the Calendar of Vietnamese Ministry
    Dec 1 Black Catholics Heritage Celebration
    From the Calendar of African American Ministry
    Dec 15 Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    Dec 25 Diocesan Television Christmas Special Fox 21
    From the Calendar of Ethnic Ministries
    Jan 412:00 am Class 2019 Ordination Retreat
    From the Calendar of Diaconate
    Jan 812:00 am Retiro Espiritual de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Jan 1210:00 am Junta de Equipo Diocesano de Emmaus
    From the Calendar of Pastoral Juvenil
    Feb 911:00 am Ordination of Permanent Deacons
    From the Calendar of Diaconate