In order to continue to serve prisoners across the country, we need to work together. Read more about the many ways you can help your parish get involved in the work of OCPM, and fill out our Volunteer Application to get started.
Start helping right away by adding all those in prison to your daily prayers. Pray for the 2 MILLION incarcerated people in this country. Pray for the families of incarcerated people. Pray for the families of victims, for prison staff, for prison chaplains and volunteers. In the words of Fr. John Kowalczyk, Director of Training and Spiritual Care, “Our ministry will mean nothing until prisoners are in our hearts.”
One of the best ways to educate your parish in prison ministry is to host a speaker from OCPM to teach your church how you can begin serving prisoners near you right now. Our chaplains and speakers have decades of experience in prisons at every security level and are available for virtual and in-person seminars.
Do you feel called to go into a prison in your community? We will train you and connect you with nearby prison staff and volunteers to help you begin your own local prison ministry, and we are always available for coaching and counseling to sustain your ministry along the way.
Would you prayerfully consider joining our community of monthly donors as a parish? Adding prison ministry as a line item in your parish budget supports prisoners not only near you, but all across the country.