Tag Archive for: works of mercy

Lent & the Year of Mercy

Fr. Ed Hauf, OMI, spoke with Kathy Tragos, Director of the New Evangelization at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Helotes, Tx, about the special significance of Lent during the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

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The Tobit Ministry

Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox hosted guest Paul Vance, founder of The Tobit Ministry of San Antonio.

This unique ministry devotes itself to the reverential burial of men and women who were homeless and have no other options provided by family or friends. Through contact with various ministries to the homeless, the Tobit Ministry responds to the death of those who live on the streets by facilitating the burial of those individuals in a dignified manner, respecting in each their particular faith and culture. The Tobit Ministry seeks out partnerships with individuals and organizations concerned with the most poor in our community.

Learn more at https://www.tobitministry.org

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:
https://www.pncea.org/ministries/prayer-justice-mercy.aspx

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.