Dismas Ministry Blog

Our team consists of a variety of people who share their gifts and talents with Dismas Ministry. Key staff members, interns, and volunteers comprise our “mission family” at our operations located on the campus of Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We are pleased to introduce the Stritch students, and members our team, to you. […]

On Friday, April 29, 2022, at the 17th Annual Celebrate Internships Employer Appreciation Event, the Milwaukee Area College Internship Consortium (MACIC)* recognized Dismas Ministry as an Outstanding Small Employer Internship Program. Dismas Ministry was nominated for this award by Tom Kipp, Director of Experiential Learning and Career Education at Cardinal Stritch University. Each year, MACIC […]

Dismas Ministry Year of Mercy

Today, on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, which is also the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis opens the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. In proclaiming this special year long focus on the gospel theme of mercy, he is calling the Catholic community, and the global community, to reflect on the reality of God’s mercy. […]

This Day Newsletter - St. Thomas

Feature article: Saints Who Were in Prison Thomas More (1478-1535) was a good husband and father, had a sense of humor, and a pleasant personality. He also was a successful lawyer, scholar and writer, and his talent won both the friendship and recognition of King Henry the Eighth of England. Eventually, the king appointed him […]

Hearts United - Men of Christ Event Logo

Because of Pope Francis’ call, we’d like to share a special event with you: Attend the Hearts United 2013 Eucharistic Rosary Rally For Peace and the Family In Milwaukee on September 7 at 12:30 pm For advance tickets click here // tickets also available at the door Urgent Worldwide Gatherings for Peace! September 7, 2013 May we all […]

Families of the Incarcerated Gathering October 26th

A special gathering on Saturday, October 26, 2013 Time: 8 A.M. to Noon Location: Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin A Gathering to Learn, Support and Share Resources for the loved ones of the incarcerated, and those who serve them in churches, organizations, professional agencies and communities. Keynote Speaker Amalia Molina Attendees will hear her story […]

Dismas Ministry Board Meeting

July 18, 2013 – Milwaukee, WI – National Catholic Prison Ministry Meeting – Board members from around the country met Thursday, July 18, in Milwaukee for the annual meeting of Dismas Ministry, a national Catholic prison ministry based in Wisconsin but serving Catholic inmates in the nation’s county, state and federal prisons. The board members […]

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 […]

On December 1st, Dismas Ministry launched our National Prison Ministry Awareness Campaign, “Where are the Catholics?” It has been 94 days and we’ve been steadily working, connecting with those who have sent in the response postcard or filled out our “Share” Form on our website. Here is a summary of the campaign’s impact so far.

Dismas Ministry recently launched a new inmate correspondence course called Pray Always-A Catholic Prayer Study for Inmates. Like the ministry’s two other courses, this unique course is designed especially for Catholic inmates who want to learn more about their own faith tradition and be able to defend it against challenges from prison volunteers, staff and fellow inmates. The course includes a series of […]

A National Catholic Prison Ministry in the works.  Dismas Ministry launches a National Campaign striving to bring awareness to the over 300 Catholic dioceses in the United States that are in desperate need of Prison Ministry Volunteers. This National Prison Ministry Awareness project titled, “Where are the Catholics?” strives to shed the light on the […]

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