Ministry, community, and advocacy

The place to go for Catholic ministry serving people affected by incarceration.

The Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition (CPMC) promotes Catholic ministry to all those affected by incarceration and detention. Our goal is to recruit, train, support and empower those called to this ministry.

We hope to create a more just and merciful criminal justice system closely aligned with the ministry and teaching of the Church and the example of Pope Francis. 


We aim to educate, equip, and accompany all those ministering to and seeking ministry for people affected by incarceration.


We aim to create a national website to connect ministry leaders, those seeking assistance, and those involved in advocacy.


We aim to create a more just and merciful society through advocacy on the local, state, & national levels.

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Featured Resource

"Jail & Prison Ministry 101"

“Jail and Prison Ministry 101” includes six training and formation videos, covering fundamental topics and issues pertinent to persons involved in Catholic jail and prison ministry. 


Look for our webinar series enhancing Catholic ministry to those affected by incarceration. Watch today!


Look for our upcoming events, including new webinars and in-person trainings.

Whether you are seeking ministry or ministry formation, we aim to help you find what you're looking for. In the sections below, our current ministry listings can be discovered by category, by region, or by using the map.
We, too, must be servants. It is true that in life there are problems; we argue among ourselves, but this must be something that passes, a passing phase. In our hearts, there must always be this love to serve the other, to be at the service of others.
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