Prison Ministry

Offering support to inmates and their families, and to those who minister to them with prayer, counseling, and other services

What We Do

The Office of Prison Ministry offers a wide range of services and programs

Train Volunteers

Many Christians hear in their hearts the call to respond to Christ’s words, “I was imprisoned and you visited me.” The Prison Ministry facilitates the training needed to bring God’s Word within the walls of correctional centers.

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Minister to Inmates

Despite having abused his or her freedom and chosen badly, a prisoner never loses human dignity. As well, there is no offense, however serious, that the Church cannot forgive. Inmates — as all of us — need to repeatedly hear this message.

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Offer Support during Transition/Re-Entry

Returning to society after prison is a transition that requires support. The Prison Ministry seeks to facilitate the work of the Holy Spirit, who brings cooperation between God’s grace and man’s freedom. It offers both practical and spiritual support.

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The Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Institute for Evangelization is a new model for engagement with parishes seeking to realize their evangelizing mission more fully.
The Institute is composed of four offices that collaborate closely to ensure that support is never “one-size fits all” but can adapt to the changing needs of each parish community.