We Are Called to Prison Ministry

"Rehabilitation and restoration must include the spiritual dimension of healing and hope."

- USCCB, Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration:  A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice (2000)

We are all called to Prison Ministry in terms of how we want to participate in both Pastoral Care and Advocacy ministries that are channeled to those in prisons or out of prison and returning to the community.  From national to diocesan programs, opportunities abound to answer Jesus' call to visit and minister to those in prison.  Click here to explore Prison Ministry in the Diocesan of Belleville and beyond.

Pope Francis states, "No cell is so isolated that it can keep the Lord out.  He is there.  He cries with them, works with them, hopes with them. His paternal and maternal love arrives everywhere."