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What Is A Pen Pal Ministry?

What Is A Pen Pal Ministry?

A group of volunteers have expressed an interest in corresponding with someone in prison. A ministry you can engage in without leaving your home, and at your own convenience. An exchange of friendly letters provides a diversion from the endless ...
NACC & CPMC – Pathways of Formation

NACC & CPMC – Pathways of Formation

The National Association of Catholic Chaplains and the Catholic Prison Ministry Coalition program called Pathways of Formation is for those who want to train to minister to those affected by incarceration in our prisons and jails. Foundational is for those ...
Developing Pastoral Care Formation – Prison / Jail Ministries

Developing Pastoral Care Formation – Prison / Jail Ministries

The National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) in partnership with the Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition (CPMC) is holding a “Pilot Project” Town Hall on August 6th, 2020 via ZOOM. The session will be co-hosted by David A. Lichter, DMin (Executive ...
Statement of Solidarity: A Catholic Response to COVID-19 Behind Bars

Statement of Solidarity: A Catholic Response to COVID-19 Behind Bars

Pope Francis urges all of us not to forget those in prison and detention. No matter the harm one has caused or suffered, every person is made in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect ...
Catholic Mobilizing Network

Catholic Mobilizing Network

(www.catholicsmobilizing.org) Catholic Mobilizing Network is a national organization that mobilizes Catholics and all people of goodwill to value life over death, to end the use of the death penalty, transform the U.S. criminal justice system from punitive to restorative, and ...

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Waysidecross Prison Ministry/

Catholic Conference of Illinois: Prison and Jail Ministry

Disciple Bible Outreach of IL

St. Leonard's Ministry

Southern Illinois District Prison Ministry

Dismas Ministry

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