Prison Ministry

Catholic Volunteers Worship Team

‘naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.
Prison ministry is to give those incarcerated hope, an understanding that God still loves them, and God is willing to forgive them. Prisons are often places of hopelessness and despair. Our group is called the Catholic Volunteers Worship Team and we go to the Hamilton County Correction Facility downtown about once a month on a Sunday for less than 2 hours total. We meet at St. I’s at 3:00 and are back about 4:30. What we bring these inmates is compassion along with the understanding that they are not forgotten. We are not there to preach to them, but to let them know we are all sinners and God is a forgiving God. When we go in to see the inmates we are not there to be counselors, but to provide a communion service along with words of encouragement and hope. The ministry is an outlet for the inmates which allows them to share what may be troubling them and an opportunity for us to pray with them so they can feel loved and not abandoned. This is an opportunity for us to make a difference in someone’s life who is facing hard times and loneliness. We won’t see the end result, but we are there to plant the seed and help it flourish. For further information you can contact Jerry Nordman at
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