Pastoral Presence to Incarcerated & Staff

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Fr. Harry Dean, former Texas Catholic prison chaplain, shares about about pastoral accompaniment to both incarcerated people and correctional staff. He will discuss how to see our Redeemer in all encounters in your ministry.

Raised in the west Texas town of Midland, Fr. Harry Dean received his degree in broadcast journalism from University of Texas at Austin. He worked as a news reporter and photographer at two stations in Texas and Oklahoma before entering St. Meinrad Seminary, followed by Saint Mary Seminary Houston. He was ordained a priest in 1996 and was parochial vicar and administrator at various parishes. He has also served in specialized roles, such as working in the Office of Communications, as Vicar for Priests under two bishops, in Restorative Justice Ministry, and as Chaplain at Cedarbrake Retreat Center. He is the current Dean of the Killeen/Temple Deanery and serves as a representative on the Presbyteral Council for priests in specialized ministry.

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