Jail Ministry

“Be mindful of prisoners as if sharing their imprisonment, and of the ill-treated as of yourselves, for you also are in the body.”

Hebrews 13:3

Our vision is that incarcerated men and women may actively participate in the Body of Christ in our diocese.

Training Opportunities

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend Jail Ministry provides support to ministers who wish to apply for participation in the pilot program through the National Catholic Chaplains Association. This program seeks to prepare individuals wishing to serve in ministry opportunities in jails and prisons, parish-based ministry offering spiritual and emotional support for families and friends while loved one is incarcerated, and support for men and women re-entering society.

Contact us

Please contact Allison Sturm at [email protected] or 260.399.1452 if you or a loved one needs pastoral care or are interested in any of the initiatives mentioned.