HELP, HEALING, AND PURPOSe
Here at Prince of Peace, we are honored to witness the incredible conversions of countless incarcerated individuals every year. Through powerful retreats offered inside prison walls and other projects, we help bring Christ's light and hope into the darkness.
"At any give time, there are 60 -70 thousand people locked up in these facilities. The reality is that 28% of these incarcerated men and women are Roman Catholic! How can we meet the great demand for pastoral services for 17,000 Catholics? We Need You!"
- Fr. Ron Cloutier, The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Correctional Ministries
For nearly 25 years Father Ron Cloutier has led a staff of volunteers at the Harris County Jail. Through programs such as the Catholic Volunteer Chaplains, the incarcerated may share their personal story, be heard, start the healing process and find the help needed to begin anew.
For many men on parole, it is impossible to find proper housing and employment. With the help of Isaiah and Providence House Projects, recent parolees receive the assistance they need to make a smooth transition to a new life. This project provides housing, individual case management plans, employment opportunities, spiritual guidance, clothing, and more. With the help of this program, we are reducing the number of men who return to jail and prison.
Distributing Eucharist to frightened migrants
Ministering to people who need a friend
Providing hope through bibles, rosaries and other materials
Bus trips from Prince of Peace to Prisons
Providing prayer for prisoners
Bringing palanca prayer chains & placemats
Witnessing the retreatant's testimonies
Kolbe Retreat Teams
Teaching the fullness of the truth of the Catholic Church to the incarcerated. Inside teams of approximately 12 - 15 faithful Catholic lay persons and offenders who have attended a prior KOLBE retreat. Minimum of 20 Person outside lay team. 66 Prisoner retreatants w/10 alternates. Continuing Catholic education within the prisons.