Visiting the prisoner, one of the seven Corporal Works of Mercy, is an important ministry of the Church. Yet, it remains a quiet endeavor in comparison to feeding the hungry or clothing the naked.
Do you want to learn more about ministering to prisoners?
Have you been called to this special ministry of the Church?
At Dismas Ministry, we receive calls and email messages from people throughout the country who want to get involved with our work. They want to become prison ministers. While we don’t serve prisoners face-to-face, we do mail materials directly to them and provide resources to the chaplains and volunteers who minister to them.
A New Training Resource by Dismas Ministry
The Forgotten Work of Mercy: Finding Jesus in the Imprisoned is a training resource that provides a brief introduction to a much-needed ministry of the Church. It is designed to raise awareness of and inspire interest in prison ministry.
- A PowerPoint presentation that offers a brief overview and insights on the current state of incarceration in the United States, details on how prisoners practice their Catholic faith “inside” and, how people can be of in-person service to them.
- A workbook / accompanying study guide featuring a four-part lesson plan with interactive components, discussion questions, and practical action steps.