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Dismas Ministry New Board Members

Check out the newest issue of our newsletter, This Day – Summer 2013.

Feature Article: We are happy to share that Dismas Ministry’s board of directors added three new members as of January 9, 2013.

Dismas Ministry New Board MembersSister Ruth Poochigian, OP, is a member of the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. She holds an M.A in Systematic Theology from the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri, and a PhD in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has had a career in teaching, spiritual direction, chaplaincy and for the past four years has been serving in correctional ministry.

Schauneille Allen, is currently the director of the Outreach Ministries at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee. She holds a Masters of Science in Religious Studies from Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, with Certification in Urban Ministry. She has years of involvement in Clinical Pastoral Education, chaplaincy and social ministry including correctional ministry. She is a member of the American Catholic Correctional Chaplains Association.

Rev. George Williams, SJ, is currently a candidate at Northeastern University, Boston, MA toward a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice Policy. He holds an MDiv and an MA in Spiritual Direction from Weston Jesuit School of Theology- Cambridge, and dual degree-M.A./MSW in Pastoral Counseling and Clinical Forensic Social Work from Boston College. He is a member of the Order of Malta–American Association and served their prison outreach as spiritual director. He serves as theology instructor and chaplain at San Quentin Prison, California.

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Where are the Catholics Video

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Each video is a an honest sharing from prison ministry volunteers. We hope that their stories will serve as inspiration as you discern if you are called to serve in prison ministry.

Mary, on this day when we honor all mothers, we turn to you. We thank the Lord whom you serve for the great gift of motherhood. Never has it been known that anyone who sought your intercession was left unaided by grace. Dear Mother, thank you for your “Yes” to the invitation of the angel which brought heaven to earth and changed human history. You opened yourself to God’s word and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.

Dear mother, intercede for all of our mothers. Ask your Divine Son to give them the grace of surrendered love so that they could join with you in giving their own “Fiat.” May they find daily strength to say yes to the call to the sacrificial love- the very heart of the vocation of motherhood. May their love and witness be a source of great inspiration for all of us called to follow your Son.

On this Mothers day, Mother of the Word Incarnate, pray for us who have recourse to you…

In the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Prayer from Catholic Online.

Virgin Mary

Inmate Art Show April 19th

An Exhibit of Artwork by the Incarcerated

Works of art done by men, women and youth incarcerated in detention centers, county jails and prisons throughout the United States. These pieces depict the humor, love, hurt and healing that have transpired in their lives.

This is a joint exhibit between The Cathedral of St. John, Dismas Ministry and Project Return in participation with the Historic Third Ward Association’s Gallery Night and Day, held Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 2013.

The inmate exhibit will be open Friday, April 19th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at 802 N. Jackson Street, Milwaukee.

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