Ministry Behind Bars

Do conversions happen in prison?

Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox welcomed Deacon Robert Leibrecht, director of criminal justice ministry within the Archdiocese of San Antonio, to discuss his compelling work among persons in the criminal justice system, its powerful effects on those involved, and how you can help support this ministry.

More information related to this episode:

  • Email and phone for Deacon Bob Leibrecht can be found in the following brochures:
  • Brochure on volunteering for the Criminal Justice Ministry – click here
  • Brochure on a Seguin support group for families dealing with an incarcerated loved one, ex-offender returning home, and domestic abuse  – click here

PRAYER below can be downloaded from the Paulist Evangelization Ministries at:

A Daily Prayer for Justice and Mercy

Jesus, united with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
give us your compassion for those in prison.

Mend in mercy the broken in mind and memory.
Soften the hard of heart, the captives of anger.
Free the innocent; parole the trustworthy.
Awaken the repentance that restores hope.
May prisoners families persevere in their love.

Jesus, heal the victims of crime. They live with the scars.
Lift to eternal peace those who die.
Grant victims families the forgiveness that heals.

Give wisdom to lawmakers and to those who judge.
Instill prudence and patience in those who guard.
Make those in prison ministry bearers of your light,
for all of us are in need of your mercy!  Amen.

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