Prison Ministry



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.

‘When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
— Matthew 25:39-40
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"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


Places to share your faith and serve

Jail ministry

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. 


Isaiah and Providence House Projects

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.

Detention Center

Distributing Eucharist to frightened migrants

Ministering to people who need a friend

Providing hope through bibles, rosaries and other materials

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Kairos Retreat

Bus trips from Prince of Peace to Prison Retreat Closings

Providing prayer for prisoners

Bringing signed prayer chains and table placemats

Witnessing the retreatant's testimonies

Becoming a prison retreat team member

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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.

Why St. Maximilian Kolbe?

St. Maximilian Kolbe was imprisoned at the Auschwitz German concentration camp in WWII. He volunteered to die in place of a fellow prisoner, a stranger. He is the patron saint of drug addicts, prisoners, families, and the pro-life movement.


Contact Us

If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact Susan Gallagher at or (281) 571-4136.

I get out in 13 days (from drug rehab) and will live with my grandparents. I will never be able to thank you enough. I have come to know Jesus as someone who truly loves me. I finally have a new life and it feels as if I have been born again. The streets of Texas are no longer my home.
— Former Inmate