Seeking Ministry

If you are seeking information on ministries for a loved one who is incarcerated or who was incarcerated, you have come to the right spot.

If you're seeking ministry for yourself or for a loved one, please explore our listings.

What are you seeking?

If you want to learn more about jail, prison or detention ministries on behalf of a loved one, you have come to the right spot. The resources in this section will:

  • Explain the critical role of jail and prison ministry in the Catholic Church.
  • Direct you to Catholic ministries for those affected by jail, prison or detention across the U.S.

What does Catholic Church say about jail and prison ministry in the U.S.?

To learn more about the Catholic Church’s involvement in jail and prison ministry in the United States, we recommend you read the USCCB statement “Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice” by clicking the link below.

What Catholic ministries and resources are already offered to persons who are incarcerated in the United States?

While there are many ministries involved in this work, we recommend you read about the work of Dismas Ministry. They are just one of numerous ministries you can learn about on this site. 

Solidarity calls us to insist on responsibility and seek alternatives that do not simply punish, but rehabilitate, heal, and restore.

- USCCB, “Responsibility, Rehabilitation and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice -