Through this vital ministry and visitation program, Catholic Chaplains provide personal and spiritual support to incarcerated men, women, and young people, including offering Mass and Communion services and religious education, visiting one on one, and teaching coping skills.
With 12 Chaplains and many volunteers, we minister to nine County jails on a regular basis. In a typical year, we lead 1,850 Mass/Communion Services with more than 47,000 participants. We also conduct more than 30,640 one-on-one visits.
Four Chaplains, two partners in ministry and a group of trained volunteers serve an average of 611 youth in 4 juvenile halls and 125 youths in 4 camps. In a typical year, these Chaplains and volunteers lead hundreds of full-service sessions for more than 7,000 participants, conduct many sacrament preparation/faith sharing sessions, and hold one-on-one sessions.
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