Who Are We? 

Jornaleros Ministry  is an Apostolate of social entrepreneurship that promotes living Catholic Social Doctrine through acts of charity performed by young adults. This Apostolate aims for young adults to become protagonists in the Church and society! Living out with courage and enthusiasm their call to be Missionary Disciples. 

Our Mission Statement is: "A Lifetime of Justice Starts with an Act of Charity".

The Apostolate has four projects. National and International Pastoral Juvenil Leaders are invited and invited to participate in each of the projects:

  1. Resources ¡Órale! - Weekly Theological Reflection to share in a group or meditate personally. Is free.

  2. Alternative Spring Break Week - During spring break, college-aged young adults are invited to register and meet at a specific city. During the week they carry out projects that help pre screened low-income, fixed budget people by providing minor repairs to their homes and beautifying projects. In the evenings they participate in a theological reflection on our call to be Missionary Disciples and how to live our Catholic Social Doctrine.

  3. Missionary Disciples from Home - This project brings together young people from many different places for three days.  During this time they will focus on doing charity work in their homes and in the evenings meet virtually with other young adults to learn about Catholic Social Doctrine and how to grow in their personal calling to be Missionary Disciples.

  4. Missionaries in Action - It is for Young Adults who wish to volunteer a school year and serve a parish to carry out ministry with Young Adults. They would have received training, formation and would be involved in ongoing mentoring .  this project seeks to help parishes that cannot hire staff. It implies a school year of commitment and being open to continuous training.

Alejandro Barraza

President and Founder

Alejandro Barraza es coordinador de la Pastoral Juvenil hispana en la Diócesis de Sacramento, CA.  Alex a servido en área de jóvenes como voluntario, director en parroquias, coordinador diocesano y a nivel nacional por los últimos veintisiete años.  El participa del Congar Institute como presentador de temas relacionados con la pastoral juvenil y pastoral hispana.  Alex es bilingüe y bicultural, en estos últimos meses de pandemia se a dedicado a entrenar lideres parroquiales sobre la gran oportunidad de adaptar nuestros ministerios a las redes sociales.

Why the Word Jornaleros?

In Spanish, a person who gets paid on a daily basis at the end of the day for their work is called a Jornalero. It is usually used to describe the work that is done by field workers or those that work in the construction field. Jornaleros Ministry invite all Young Adults to embrace a Spirituality of Jornalero, each day we are invited to respond to our call to be Missionary Disciples. Every day we must do our part to build the Kingdom of God through acts of charity. We take our Lord Jesus Christ as our example, Mary as our protector, and our patron saints as our friends along the way. 

Let us go out into the world and make God's love known to all those we meet.  Living the Eucharist, Reflecting on the Word of God, praying for the Holy Father and his intentions and asking for our ecclesial and civil leaders we can be agents of change in our communities every day.



Alex Barraza

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