We meet quarterly to share facility modifications, program updates, fellowship and stories of how God is present in our interactions with our brothers and sisters in detention. Although our program is open to all, Catholics who attend appreciate the opportunity to receive Holy Eucharist and share our faith with others who gather for this "Bread of Life". We use a prayer service similar to what is suggested for Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers.
Some of those we visit have no visitors and few opportunity to meet people from "outside". They are always extremely thankful and respectful during our services.
"Not to promote the interests of prisoners would be to make imprisonment a mere act of vengeance on the part of society" Pope John Paul II, July 2000
Catholic Social Teaching and Criminal Justice
Jesuit Social Research Institute
Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice
Gerald Korson 7/1/2010
Unprecedented Growth in US Prisons
JPBS May, 2014
Read about the Catholic perspective on Victim Services