Jail & Prison Ministry 101 covers six training and formation videos recorded during a pre-conference workshop at the 2019 National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) National Conference – “Partners in Pastoral Care: Continuing the Healing Ministry of Jesus in the Name of the Church” held in Mundelein, IL from May 31 to June 3.

These six video recordings cover fundamental topics and issues pertinent to persons involved in Catholic jail and prison ministry. By sharing their ministerial experience and rich theological understanding of mission discipleship, presenters Fr. George Williams, S.J., and Fr. Dustin Feddon communicate valuable teachings on how Catholic chaplains and volunteers an bring the love and light of Christ into correctional facilities.

Fr. George is Catholic Chaplain at San Quentin State Prison in California, holds a PhD in Criminology from Northeastern University, and is a visiting professor at the University of San Francisco. Fr. Dustin is an experienced jail and prison chaplain, serves as an administrator for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Sacred Heart of Jesus parishes, and is the Executive Director of Joseph House in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.

The Jail & Prison Ministry 101 video are as follows:

Pray-Spiritual Formation I

Pray-Spiritual Formation II

Listen-Pastoral Care Formation I

Listen-Pastoral Care Formation II

Love-Skill/Knowledge Family I

Love-Skill/Knowledge Family II

This six part video series lays the groundwork for anyone seeking to serve people affected by incarceration.

More information is available by contacting Lou Slapshak (Associate Coordinator of Prison Ministry) of the Diocese of Belleville, IL (lslap@mindspring.com)