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Detention Ministry

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"For I was...in prison and you visited me."

Matthew 25:35-36

The mission of the Catholic Detention Ministry is to reveal God’s message of unconditional love and mercy to the people incarcerated and their families.

The Catholic Detention Ministry reveals God's message of unconditional love and mercy to people who are incarcerated in the East Bay and their families.

Detention ministers serve inmates by offering and facilitating Catholic religious services, including weekly Liturgy and Communion services, access to sacraments (Holy Mass, Reconciliation), reflections based on scripture, one-on-one or group spiritual counseling to only mention a few.

The Catholic Detention Ministry is placed under the auspices of the Office of Life and Justice in the Diocese of Oakland. Typically, each facility we serve is supported by the parishes of the deanery in which it resides, with one particular parish providing pastoral supervision.


 

 

Contact Information


Coordinator, Office for Life and Justice
510-267-8379


Coordinator, Rachel's Vineyard Retreat 
510-485-2574

Coordinator, CRS/CCHD 
510-768-3176

Meg Bowerman
Coordinator, JustFaith Ministries - Volunteer
510-531-7139

Patrick Shandonay
Coordinator, CRS Ethical Trade Ministry - Volunteer
925-365-6838


Coordinator, Detention Ministry 
Santa Rita Jail and Glenn Dyer Detention Center 


Support Staff, Catholic Immigration Support Network

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