Twin Cities Prison Ministry
MISSION: We strive to provide an active and meaningful Catholic presence to those affected by imprisonment. “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 the permission of “Within & Beyond the Prison Bars,” a Re-Entry Christian Orthodox Prison Ministry
Risen Savior parishioners are grateful to be involved in the larger Twin Cities Prison Ministry.
Twin Cities Prison Ministry Recent Events
“Prison Ministry Virtual Workshop”
Saturday April 17, 2021 from 9am – 12pm
This Virtual Prison Ministry Workshop will provide information about the opportunities and importance for prison ministry both inside and outside prison walls. This workshop includes a panel discussion on support for returning citizens and transitional housing. View the recording below. If you are interested in these ministries at Risen Savior, contact Grace Koleczek, Adult Faith Formation & Social Justice Coordinator, email@example.com
Here are just some of the outreach opportunities through TCPM. (NOTE: Due to COVID-19, some of these in-person opportunities are on hold.)
At-Home Video Project Team
Risen Savior is collaborating with other faith communities in our area to produce spiritual enrichment for incarcerated individuals. Click here for more information on how to get involved with this volunteer opportunity!
You are invited to attend a monthly meeting of “Families of the Incarcerated Support and Hope” (FISH) group on the 2nd Thursday of every month at St Joseph Church, Room 115, Rosemount. This sacred space was created for those experiencing life and the difficulties encountered from having a family member incarcerated to share and support one another’s struggles and successes.
We begin with a meal and community at 6pm and end at 8:30pm. The program is under the Spiritual Direction of Julie Lebeis, Program Director and Marjie Menard, Youth Director and Early Childhood Teacher. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Fay Connors 952-250-7613.
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, however non-Catholics are warmly welcomed.
Angel Tree Project
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.
Check back for more information about Risen Savior’s involvement in this project for Advent 2021.
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!