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Hispanic Evangelization


Hispanic Evangelization works to facilitate the development of lay Hispanic Leaders in parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.


ASESORIAR: to provide Diocesan oversight of the efforts of Hispanic Ministries in the parishes
ABOGAR: to be an advocate to the Archdiocese for the needs of the Hispanic Community
FORMAR: to offer formation and certification that the parish might not be equipped to offer


  • Discipleship Formation
  • Baptism Prep Classes
  • Lector & Eucharistic training
  • Blessing for Child in the Womb
  • VIRTUS Child Protection Program in Spanish
  • Community Baby Shower
  • Health Fairs
  • Holy Hours
  • Mexican Consulate
  • Legal Services
  • Education Programs
  • Marriage Ministry
  • Quinceañeras
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebrations
  • Reconciliation Services



Samuel Vasquez
Director, Hispanic Evangelization
Samuel Vasquez
Contact Me for:
  • Catechesis and formation in Spanish
  • Youth ministry to the children of Hispanic immigrants
  • Any Questions about Hispanic ministries in the Archdiocese
Bio: I will be at the service of the growing Hispanic community in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, providing catechesis, sacramental prep and formation in Spanish and English. I love to share the life-giving beauty of our faith with all people but I am especially drawn to service to the poor. Hispanic Catholics suffer from a great disparity in outreach by the Church and I am utterly thrilled to be at their service. Hispanic immigrants need Christ more than anything and I want to serve that need. A Little About Me: I am married to the Managing Director of Marriage and Family, Adriana, and we have two children: Peter Julian and Zoe Anastasia. I love to workout, read, listen to all sorts of music and follow sports. I was raised in California and went to college at Notre Dame (Go Irish). My parents are Mexican immigrants and I have two brothers and two sisters. Favorite Saint: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Thomas Aquinas, Therese of Lisieux and John Paul II Favorite Bible verse: "Look towards Him and be radiant," (Psalm 34:4)
Email svasquez@catholicaoc.org
Mary Alice Ordonez
Hispanic Evangelization, Dayton/North
Mary Alice Ordonez
Contact Me For:
  • If you need support with the coordination of evangelization and religious instruction in Spanish in Dayton and the northern area.
  • If you have concerns in the Hispanic community with their personal, familiar or spiritual needs
  • Information on programs that will provide knowledge and skills necessary for the Hispanic immigrant
Bio: I support the coordination of evangelization and religious instruction in Spanish (including mass celebration) for Dayton and the northern part of the Archdiocese. I provide outreach for the growing Latino community in the northernmost boundaries of the Archdiocese, particularly helping to maintain a Church presence in the migrant camps, and I work with government entities to encourage justice for immigrants. Working for the Church and with the Hispanic community reaffirms my Catholic faith every day. A Little About Me: I enjoy reading, watching football soccer games and traveling.  I have enjoyed traveling with the delegation from the Archdiocese Mission Office on their “twinning” trips to Tegucigalpa, Honduras and El Salvador. I also love to spend my free time with my grandson, teaching him Spanish. Favorite Saint: St. Francis of Assisi Favorite Bible verse: “Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner; remember that you were foreigners in Egypt.” Ex 23:21
Email mordonez@catholicaoc.org
Karla Eysoldt
Hispanic Evangelization, Cincinnati
Karla Eysoldt
Contact me for:
  • Your Hispanic Ministry needs
Bio: I am excited to be part of the newly integrated Hispanic Evangelization component of the Center. My vocation is helping the less fortunate and helping the Hispanic community, my passion is bringing healing to people that have been through a traumatic or stressful experience. I love interacting with people and helping them find a home to worship. A Little About Me: I am a native of Guatemala. I am married to Matt, and have four children and two dogs. In my free time, I enjoy time with my family, friends, being outdoors and gardening. Favorite Saint:  Our Lady of Guadalupe Favorite spiritual quote: “Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary use words.” St. Francis of Assisi
Email keysoldt@catholicaoc.org
Dina Beach
Hispanic Leadership Formation
Dina Beach
Contact me for:
  • Parishes interested in having laity enter Hispanic Leadership Formation
  • Questions on how to reach Hispanic parishioners
  • Resources for Hispanic Catechesis
Bio: My role at the Center is to support parishes interested in having laity enter Hispanic Leadership Formation. I also help with general questions about reaching Hispanic parishioners and offer resources and best practices for Hispanic catechesis. I am blessed to be able to develop spiritual leaders within the Hispanic community. A Little About Me: I am married, and I have two steps daughters and four grandkids. I like gardening, dancing and reading. One interesting fact about me is that I studied the behavior of ants for my degree, which helped me to discover my true vocation as a missionary. Favorite Saint: St. Teresa de Avila Favorite Bible Verse: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you. . .” Jer 1:5
Email dbeach@catholicaoc.org