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Church of st. joseph PRISON MINISTRY

Icon used with permission of WITHIN & BEYOND THE PRISON BARS
A Re-entry Christian Orthodox Prison Ministry

“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

A goal is to build a consortium of Churches in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to increase lay participation in Prison Ministry.  We participate in prison ministry, not to judge, but to be the face of Jesus Christ, and to let the Insiders know that they are not forgotten or alone.

Co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Fr Carey Council # 5569

DVD of Prison Ministry Workshop 4 Available

Contact Kevin Connors for a copy - kjc379@gmail.com

Twin Cities Prison Ministry Workshop 4
St Joseph Church - May 20, 2017
       - Opening Prayer and Reflection - Fr Paul Kammen
       - “Matthew 25:40 Effect” Keynote Speaker, Lee Buckley, Community Re-entry Coordinator, MN Depart of Corrections
       - “Transition Panel” Facilitated by Tom Lundquist, Prison Fellowship Re-entry Manager; Panelists Rick Indridason, Timothy Cameron
       - “Group A - Prison Ministry Opportunities” Angel Tree - Joan Loesch, Families of the Incarcerated Support & Hope (FISH) - Julie Lebeis, Bible Study - Jerry Rientz & Drew Gaydos, Charis Retreats - Reverend Dee Moore
       - “Group B - Mentoring” Mentoring through Transition - Tom Lundquist, Prison Fellowship Re-entry Manager, Juvenile Detention - Deacon Clarance Shallbetter

Opportunities and Contacts for participation in Prison Ministry:


  • Prayer Warriors – Kevin Connors, 952-426-8633, kjc379@gmail.com

  • Rosaries - Patty Casurella, 651-681-8179, pcasurella@hotmail.com
  • Angel Tree-gifts at Christmas - Looking for Leader - please contact Fay or Kevin Connors (see contact below)
  • Transitional SupportKevin Connors, 952-426-8633, kjc379@gmail.com
  • Pen Pal Ministry - Kevin Connors, 952-426-8633
  • Legislative Initiatives - Review potential public policy matters listed on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website and take action as you can: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/criminal-justice-restorative-justice/index.cfm


Certain prerequisites are required and participation in Mentorship and Charis retreats require a minimum of one year commitment

  • One to one mentorship - Kevin Connors, 952-426-8633, kjc379@gmail.com
  • Retreat TeamSelect LINK to see contacts and detail. Retreats are coordinated through either Charis http://www.charismn.com or Residents Encounter Christ (REC) http://www.cm-rec.org/RECDB Questions - Kevin Connors, 952-426-8633, kjc379@gmail.com OR Fay Connors, 952-2507613, fay.connors@gmail.com
  • Bible Study - Sandra Brastad 612-240-5650, smbrastad@yahoo.com

For information about Prison Ministry opportunities please contact:

Fay Connors, Ph: 952-250-7613, E-mail: fay.connors@gmail.com


Kevin Connors, Ph: 952-426-8633, E-mail: kjc379@gmail.com