“I was in prison and you came to visit me” (Matthew 25:36b)
As a parish, Sacred Heart is one of the newer participants in the Vancouver Archdiocesan Prison Ministry. A small group of dedicated parishioners assist Catholic Charities Justice Services (CCJS) prison ministry in its mission “to build a Christ-centered community that upholds the dignity of every human person touched by crime”. These volunteers bring the face of Christ to all they meet, and in turn Christ’s suffering is revealed to them; they feel immensely blessed by their involvement.
The Prison Ministry can take many forms: visiting inmates in prisons, supporting released offenders directly or indirectly with re-integration, and providing outreach to families and victims impacted by crime. The variety of activities that prison ministry volunteers may engage in are endless.
For more information, please visit the CCJS website: http://rcav.org/prison-and-justice-services/
For more information on this ministry please call the parish office.