Seeking to enhance a prison or jail ministry program and your role as a minister? CPMC and our partners are working to provide you with the best resources available.

Pathways to Formation

CPMC promotes and develops opportunities for those who want to be trained to minister to all those affected by incarceration and detention.

To download the informational flyer to the right in PDF format, click HERE.

To view the Foundational Training program competencies in English, click HERE. To view the program competencies in Spanish, click HERE.

2023 Foundational Training Promotional Flyer (3)

If you are seeking to minister, please explore our listings.

What are the best training resources when beginning?

On this website, you can access and watch a collection of webinars that offer valuable formative training and instruction. If you are just beginning your work in prison or jail ministry, we recommend the resource “Jail & Prison Ministry 101.”

Programs in jails and prisons that offer offenders education, life skills, religious expression, and recovery from substance abuse greatly reduce recidivism, benefit society, and help the offenders when they reintegrate into the community.
“Responsibility, Rehabilitation and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice”

What formation and training is available?

CPMC has developed an entry-level formation program for individuals interested in ministering to those affected by incarceration. To learn more about current program offerings, please click the button titled “CPMC Formation Opportunities” below.

What's next?

Whether you are new to this ministry or you are a seasoned veteran, Key Questions offered by the Partners in Pastoral Care Project are important for ongoing reflection and formation.

  • Why am I doing this?
  • Where am I and who is there?
  • How do I represent the pastoral care ministry of the Church?
  • What am I doing here?
  • How do I navigate the system?