About Prison Ministry
The Prison and Jail Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas is called to serve by providing a Catholic presence to the incarcerated within our diocese. This presence comes in the form of Catholic religious services and the sharing of Catholic educational material.
Prison and Jail Ministry has been offered by the Diocese of Dallas for over 30 years. Currently, the ministry serves 11 correctional facilities throughout our 9 counties. These correctional facilities include jails, prisons and juvenile detention centers. This ministry has over 100 active priests, deacons and volunteers who bring messages of hope to those affected by incarceration within our diocese. They bring these messages of hope through prayer, holy Communion, Bible study and the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).
Prison Ministry Resources
Dismus Ministry - https://dismasministry.org/
Provides prisoners with the free Catholic scripture, faith and prayer resources they need to restore their relationship with the Catholic church and with God.
Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition - https://catholicprisonministries.org/
The Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition (CPMC) promotes Catholic ministry to all those affected by incarceration. Our goal is to recruit, train, support and empower those called to minister with the poor and marginalized. We hope to create a more just and merciful criminal justice system closely aligned with the ministry of the Church and the teachings and example of Pope Francis.
USCCB Prison Ministry Resources - http://usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/catholic-education/catholic-prison-ministries-coalition-cpmc.cfm