"I was in prison and you visited me." Mt 25:36
Contact Person: Deacon Ed Stoessel
Contact Information: Call the parish office, 713-729-0221, or
send Deacon Ed email
Ministry to Jesus, the prisoner, takes many forms. One way or another, we can all be involved in this important work of God's love and mercy. At STM we have many involved already, but the need is very great. If you would like to see how you might participate, please contact Deacon Ed.
Currently active ministry projects include:
- Bringing weekly Mass or Communion services to Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) prisons;
- Teaching RCIA or other catechetical programs in TDCJ prisons;
- In prison retreat programs such as Kairos and the Brothers of St. Dismas;
- Post-release housing and rehabilitation and re-entry treatment programs such as Isaiah House.
- There are ministries that do not require volunteers to actually go to prisons or halfway houses. A strong home-base of support is needed for the success of most programs. Ways to help include (but not limited to):
- Cooking or baking for the retreat programs;
- Being a prayer warrior;
- Helping haul equipment and supplies to events
If you have a gift of time, talent or treasure that you would like to make available, let us know.