NCCHM was formed in 1991 to have a broadly-based network to share mutual concerns with its member organizations. Given the diversity of the United States Hispanic Catholic communities such an umbrella organization is essential if the problems and possibilities of these groups are to be effectively articulated and communicated within church and society. The main purpose of NCCHM is to serve its member organizations and help make a positive impact on Hispanic ministry.
The National Council for Hispanic Ministry provides a national network and forum for the religious, social, professional, and civic advancement of Roman Catholic Hispanics in the United States.
NCCHM is a vehicle for communication, reflection, dialogue, and collaboration among national and regional ministerial/professional organizations, institutes, movements, and religious congregations of men and women. NCCHM furthers the empowerment of Hispanics in both church and society by identifying, convoking, and developing leadership among its member organizations and their constituencies.
The National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry is a proactive agent of National Pastoral de Conjunto, supporting its members’ common advocacy, education and networking. NCCHM promotes this pastoral de Conjunto through its annual membership meeting, training symposia, national leadership congresses and vehicles of communication as well as through a formal linkage to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.