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Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

We are looking to expand our group of volunteers for this important outreach ministry.  Risen Savior participates in this program on the 4th Tuesday of every month.  The time commitment is approximately 1 1/2 hours, from 10:30 a.m. to NoonIdeally, we send out 4 teams of two volunteers, delivering 6-8 meals each.  

Contact Scott Brazil for more information, or simply fill out the online form below.

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Prison Ministry

Prison Ministry

Prison Ministry - Catholics In Action (PM-CIA)

“I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” Matthew 25:36

Icon used with permission from the Orthodox Prison Ministry

Icon used with the permission of "Within & Beyond the Prison Bars," a Re-Entry Christian Orthodox Prison Ministry

Click here to download a South Metro Prison Ministry brochure.



Eucharist. Mercy. Brotherhood. Restoration. Action. Compassion.  Encouragement.


A dedicated group of volunteers from St. Thomas Beckett, St. Joseph, and Risen Savior are now working to assist a young man named Jayson, who will be released from incarceration in December 2017.  We will be posting additional information here in thecoming days and weeks.  If you are interested in learning more about this intiative, contact Scott Brazil.   

Jayson is the second individual we have worked with via the E.M.B.R.A.C.E program.  The first person was named Edward, and we are happy to report that he is currently doing well and is an active and contributing member of society.  During his incarceration, Edward wrote a couple of editorials that were published that provide some powerful insight into restorative justice:

Helping Ex-Offenders Begins with Understanding What We Need

Housing is an Important Component for Ex-Offenders

Click here to download information regarding the new EMBRACE initiative.





ABOUT REC: Residents Encounter Christ (REC) is a two-day retreat based on the Paschal Mystery, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Participants experience the message of Christ through
participation in music, discussions, talks, prayer, Scripture,
liturgy and celebration.

Each of the three parts of the retreat has a central theme,

  • "Die Day" centers on the death of Jesus Christ.

  • “Rise Day” is a joyous celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

  • “Go Day” explores the continuous call to spread the Good News.

PARTICIPATION: Retreat Team positions are open to adults (21 or older) who have participated in TEC, Koininia, or Cursillo. Individuals who participated in REC while incarcerated are also invited to apply. The team is predominantly staffed by Catholics, howevernon-Catholics are warmly welcomed.

UPCOMING RETREATS: For the past two years, volunteers from Risen Savior have participated in the Great Twin Cities (GTC) REC program, serving the incarcerated at MCF-Lino Lakes and MCF-Stillwater. Upcoming retreat weekends include:

  • October 28-29, 2017 at MCF_Lino Lakes

  • December 2-3, 207 at MCF-Stillwater

Click here to access the R.E.C. program page, or contact Scott Brazil.



Angel Tree Project: Advent 2017


For 2.7 million children in the U.S., that story may be filled with the abandonment, loneliness, and shame that come from having a mom or dad in prison. For many, it may also include following their parents down the same destructive road to incarceration. Angel Tree®, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives you an opportunity to share God's love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners. 

Risen Savior has committed to providing gifts to 20 children of incarcerated individuals.  We will receive input from the insiders as to what type of gift their son or daughter would like.  We will then look for volunteers to donate gifts, help wrap them, and also help deliver them.  More information will be made available in the coming weeks, but contact Scott Brazil if you are interested in getting involved.

Click here to visit the national Angel Tree website.


Please fill out the form below and specify if you would like to get connected with other Prison Ministry volunteers in our parish, and/or if you have a question regarding this outreach effort. We will respond as quickly as possible. Thanks!

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