Tag: Ministry to Carceral Personnel

Formation & Education

May 12
Psychological & Spiritual Needs of Correctional Staff

CPMC welcomes you to a conversation with Dr. Caterina Spinaris and Daria Mayotte of Desert Waters Correctional Outreach with host Fr. George Williams, SJ. They will discuss the psychological and spiritual needs of correctional staff. Desert Waters focuses on advancing the well-being of correctional staff and their families, and the health of correctional agencies, through […]

May 11
Accompaniment of the Whole Person: A Psychosocial & Educational Approach

Join us for a presentation about how educational programs can accompany Catholic ministry. Kolbe House volunteer Mike McGillicuddy and Shining Light Program Developer Travis Bohn will share their insights and initiatives. Resources: Kolbe House Jail Ministry website Shining Light website Shining Light publication: The Loop Shining Light Video Materials

Dec 08
Accompanying Correctional Staff in Ministry

Sr. Van Baalen O.P., PhD, a Dominican Sister and retired Chief Chaplain of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (for 13 years with 28 years of Prison Ministry experience), joins Fr. George Williams, SJ, PhD, in a conversation about how to minister to and accompany correctional staff. Sister Van Baalen is, first and foremost, a Dominican […]

Jun 19
Ministering to Immigration Detainees during COVID-19 Pandemic

https://youtu.be/Yds9JDHhwRk In this session, Fr. Richard Sotelo, SJ, the chaplain for the Department of Homeland Security’s El Paso Processing Center, and Archbishop Thomas Wenski of the Archdiocese of Miami. lead a discussion around the challenges and the opportunities of ministering to those affected by detention.

Dec 19
Ministering to the Incarcerated During the Holidays

The Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons are typically the most difficult time of the calendar year for persons who are incarcerated. Separation from loved ones during this time significantly adds to the stress and other difficulties already experienced when living in jail or prison. This webinar speaks to best practices for supporting and ministering to […]

Sep 18
Maintaining Resilience in Prison Ministry

This webinar focuses on the physical and mental health impacts that working and serving in a prison environment has on staff and volunteers including prison ministers.  For prison ministers, a keen awareness and understanding of these impacts is crucial so that they intentionally engage in self-care and spiritual practices that counter cynicism, burnout, and correctional […]

Jul 31
Ministry of Accompaniment: What is needed?

This webinar addresses the importance of suitable Catholic formation programs to prepare and sustain persons serving in detention centers, jails, and prisons.  While highlighting what is important to include in formation programs, it also invites the audience to share about formation programs that already exist across the U.S.  The presenters are Dr. David Lichter and […]