Archdiocesan Corrections Ministry

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The Archdiocese of Indianapolis is a Christ-centered Catholic community that upholds the dignity of every human person touched by crime in order to practice mercy, and foster hope and peace.

Mission

The mission of corrections ministry in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis is to create an environment of trust through a lens of Catholic social teaching by witnessing the Gospel to the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated and victims/families, through healing and mentoring processes. The Archdiocese is committed to actively engaging parishes and parishioners to educate and advocate for policies that help reduce violence and provide for the pastoral needs of all affected by crime.

Priorities

Priorities for the Corrections Ministry:

  1. Foster education:  for parishes to gain a increased understanding of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). For more information, see the "Resources" link. Prison Ministry -- Resources
  2. Extend pastoral care to those in prisons and jails:  effectively minister to persons in prison or jail. For more information, see the "Pastoral Care for Inmates" link. Prison Ministry - Priorities
  3. Assist persons in re-entry: provide services and effectively minister to returning citizens. For more information, see the "Re-entry" link. Prison Ministry -- Re-Entry
  4. Engage parishes: seek greater involvement of parishioners in corrections ministry. For more information, see the "Program Highlights" and "Volunteers" links. Prison Ministry - Where We Serve Prison Ministry - Where We Serve
  5. Build for success:  establish an infrastructure with resources to lead, coordinate and communicate. For more information, see the "Contact Us" link. Prison Ministry -- Contact Us

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