Jail and Prison Ministry functions as a reflection of the Church’s social justice teaching, particularly as it applies to the criminal justice system.
Jail and Prison Ministry Information Session 2017
January 28th | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Interested in Jail and Prison Ministry?
All who are interested in finding out about volunteering or learning more about Jail and Prison Ministry are invited to attend an Informational Session at the Chancery, 701 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrence Twp, NJ, on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. For those seeking volunteer opportunities in Jail and Prison Ministry, additional session of preparation will follow.
For More Information Please Contact:
Dorian at 609-403-7175 or Email at email@example.com
Fr. Martin McGeough at 60-403-7198 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jail and prison ministries functions as a reflection of the Church’s social justice teaching, particularly as it applies to the criminal justice system.
Jail and prison ministries serves as a resource for parishes and faithful by providing information and ministry opportunities for clergy and laity in correctional institutions within the borders of the diocese.
Jail and prison ministries also seeks to promote restorative justice through its programs and services.
What is Restorative Justice?
The purpose of restorative justice is to heal and restore both the victim and the offender. The current penal law’s retributive model of justice separates the victim from the offender, pitting them against each other.
Restorative justice seeks to empower the offender in owning responsibility for the criminal action. This form of justice is seen as integrated and whole and is based on mercy and love instead of perpetuating the current retributive model of justice as punishment.
“I Was In Prison & You Visited Me” by Catholic Corner.
Fr. Martin McGeough Interviews with Inmates in the Year of Mercy 2016.
- directs pastoral and sacramental ministry to incarcerated men and women
- educates the parishioners of the diocese on the nature of incarceration as well as the needs of prisoners and their families
- recruits and trains clergy and lay contract and volunteer ministers
- advocates for the rights of the incarcerated
- lobbies with civic and community leaders for a more just and humane correctional system
- maintains an extensive library of books, articles and videos
- works with CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants) (www.curenational.org)
The Jail and Prison Ministry is in critical need for the support of our Parishioners to share their share faith through religious education, prayer and reflection to those who are incarcerated in our New Jersey State Prisons.
Opportunities to Volunteer in Jail & Prison Ministry
For current opportunities & applications for volunteers Click HERE.
Jail and Prison Ministry / Ministerio de Prisiones
Coordinator / Persona que habla español: Rev. Martin F. McGeough, C.M.
Diocesan Pastoral Center
PO Box 5147
701 Lawrenceville Road
Trenton, NJ 08638-0147
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org