(Lord), when did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you? And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:39-40
There are many ways to serve those incarcerated in county and state correctional institutions. Among them are:
Catholic volunteers are greatly needed to minister to those in jail by joining the Lubbock County Detention Center Volunteer Program. Volunteers serve once a week teaching male or female inmates in areas such as GED preparation, anger management, parenting skills and Bible study. Parishioners will be able to choose a specific area of interest and a class schedule from morning, afternoon or evening options. Volunteer safety is taught by jail staff members to make the program a rewarding environment in which to serve Christ.
CTKC parishioner Ann Krier has served as a jail volunteer for many years and invites inquirers to contact her about the ministry that seeks to help those who need help make better decisions in their lives and to point them in the right direction. Parishioners interested in serving as a jail volunteer ministers may contact Ann at email@example.com or 793-3379.
This ministry brings the Light of Jesus Christ to the Catholic men serving time at the Montford prison facility located southeast of Lubbock off of Slaton Highway. Each Saturday morning we provide two Communion Services at this facility. In addition, on the first Saturday of each month Confessions are heard and Mass is celebrated with the men at Montford. If you would like to join this essential ministry, please contact Roman Taraban at 544-9546.
The Prison Ministry Team is currently needing Catholic items to give to the inmates they visit. It could be Bibles, prayer books, daily reflections, etc. These can be used or new items. You may drop these items off in the parish office and let the secretary know that it is a donation for Prison Ministry. Thank you and God bless.