Prison Ministry

“… I was in prison and you visited me” (Matthew 25:36b) 

Prison Ministry is an outreach program of Saint John’s University Campus Ministry with a long history that is committed to respecting the dignity of all life. We visit the inmates of the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud with a caring presence as Christian women and men, who are worthy of our time, hospitality, encouragement, respect, and prayer.

Each Monday from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, students from CSBSJU join inmates in prayer through the celebration of Mass and a small period of socializing. We are building a team of committed volunteers to help with hospitality, cantoring, and being a friendly, hope-filled face.

 

COMMITMENT

  • You must be available for Wednesday, September 26th at 5:30 P.M. in Quad 360.
  • GO: Visit 4x per semester (approximately 1x per month)
  • REFLECT: attend 2 reflections per semester (hosted by Saint John’s Campus Ministry)
  • ACT: Pray Regularly for the inmates with whom you come in contact. Pray for their families. Pray for systemic and racial justice. Pray for an end to the death penalty.

 

RETURNING PRISON MINISTRY TEAM

* If you have already served with the Prison Ministry Program in the past, you are not required to apply, but must apply an abbreviated training session, beginning at 5:30 P.M. on Wednesday, September 26th in Quad 360.

 

Contact

If you have any questions about the Prison Ministry Outreach Program, please contact the Director of Social Outreach, Alex Blechle, at [email protected]