Jail and Prison Ministry / Ministerio de Prisiones
Coordinator / Persona que habla español: Rev. Martin F. McGeough, C.M.
Diocesan Pastoral Center
PO Box 5147
701 Lawrenceville Road
Trenton, NJ 08638-0147
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Jail and prison ministries functions as a reflection of the Church’s social justice teaching, particularly as it applies to the criminal justice system.
Jail and prison ministries serves as a resource for parishes and faithful by providing information and ministry opportunities for clergy and laity in correctional institutions within the borders of the diocese.
Jail and prison ministries also seeks to promote restorative justice through its programs and services.
The purpose of restorative justice is to heal and restore both the victim and the offender. The current penal law’s retributive model of justice separates the victim from the offender, pitting them against each other.
Restorative justice seeks to empower the offender in owning responsibility for the criminal action. This form of justice is seen as integrated and whole and is based on mercy and love instead of perpetuating the current retributive model of justice as punishment.
The Jail and Prison Ministry is in critical need for the support of our Parishioners to share their share faith through religious education, prayer and reflection to those who are incarcerated in our New Jersey State Prisons.
For current opportunities & applications for volunteers Click HERE.