Kairos Prison Ministry
Join the St. Gabriel's Support of the Kairos Prison Ministry
Kairos is an interdenominational Christian Ministry whose programs are designed to be presented in state and federal men's and women's correctional institutions. The mission of Kairos is to bring Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families, and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen.
St. Gabriel's is growing a ministry within the parish to assist and support Kairos Prison Ministry that directly links us to our call as Catholics to this Work of Mercy - Visit the Imprisoned.
There are Four Ways You Can Become Involved:
1. Join the St. Gabriel's Kairos Prison Ministry: By joining the ministry you will meet monthly with others who seek to grow this ministry's outreach. You can join a KAIROS team that will present a three-day retreat for those who are incarcerated to experience a renewal in faith that includes small group dynamics, prayer and personal witness, though you do not have to be a team member to be a member of the ministry. Meetings in 2017-18 are: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.: June 13, July 10, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13, April 10 , May 8 and June 12.
2. Bake Cookies: Twice a year as a retreat is offered, cookies, baked in prayer, are given to the retreatants to express the care and concern of others. Watch the bulletin for the weekends at mass that the bags and directions are distributed so you can participate in this great gesture of Christ's love.
3. Be a Prayer Partner: On the retreat weekend each hour prayer partners commit to pray during that time for both the retreatants and team members. Information will be available in the bulletin.
4. Be a Sponsor: Parishioners are invited to sponsor a prison resident to attend the retreat weekend. Total weekend expenses average $125 per resident. Currently, members of the team bear most of the cost since limited sponsorships are available.
Interested in finding out more? Complete the inquiry form below and the ministry facilitator will be in touch with you.