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“…In prison and you visited me.” MT 25:36

Prison Ministry

Prison Ministry is a diocesan-wide ministry, which brings the Word of God and the sacraments of the Catholic Church to men, women and juveniles who are incarcerated. Participants are active in 20 prisons, jails and juvenile detention centers.

“...Jesus said to him… “Simon, son of John, do you love me? Simon Peter said, “Yes, Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you!” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep.” (Jn. 21: 17)

To accomplish its objectives, this ministry relies on Catholic volunteers — priests, deacons and lay men and women who willingly give of their time to serve those members of Mother Church and others who are imprisoned.

“...Here I am Lord; I come to do your will.” (Psalm 40:8-9)

Prison Ministry volunteers are trained to work in small teams, which minister in specific institutions at various times during the week. On average, volunteers visit institutions about twice a month.

“...Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Mt 25:40)