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Prison/Jail Ministries

Each of us was designed with purpose. For those of us who believe our purpose is to walk with the incarcerated, the mission is simple: to transcend the literal and figurative walls of incarceration and do life on this side of heaven with the men and women who have made choices that resulted in detention.

As Catholics, we have a duty to our incarcerated brothers and sisters that begins with God’s Word (Matthew 25:36) and continues with direction from our leadership: Responsibility, Rehabilitation, And Restoration: A Catholic Perspective On Crime And Criminal Justice (www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/criminal-justice-restorative-justice/crime-and-criminal-justice.cfm). Our Corporal Works of Mercy tell us to visit the imprisoned—which we do at the three state prisons within our diocese, along with numerous jail and diversion sites. Our companion at every location: the Holy Spirit. In addition to walking directly with our incarcerated brothers and sisters, we believe we have a responsibility to our community to be part of the solution. Most men and women who are incarcerated return to society after imprisonment; that impacts families and neighborhoods. With God’s grace and your support, our returning citizens will see the world through a new lens. We believe that God can reach anyone….and that we who are not currently incarcerated don’t have the market on grace or mercy. Our mission is simple: be the change, walk with each other and be open to God’s blessing inside the walls.
 

Catholic Cincinnati Prison Mission MISSION AND SCOPE

 

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