Meetings: as needed
Contact: Sacred Heart Church
This is a ministry to the MacDougall – Walker Correctional Institution in Suffield.
Aim: Members go to the prison to share scripture and lead religious discussions with those at the Correctional Institution. A positive religious experience helps inmates acquire new values, make positive changes in themselves, and find God s peace in their hearts.
Overview : Volunteers become agents of change for the inmates and keep hope alive .
Working with Prison Chaplains, volunteers provide various religious programs. Typical
Programs include: Bible Study, Religious Video Presentations and Discussions, Legion of Mary, Eucharistic Adoration, Praying the Rosary, and Stations of the Cross.
Skills required :
Leading Prayer and Bible Study discussions to a small group of inmates. Religious instruction experience, and teaching experience is helpful. Good understanding of our Catholic faith.
Programs are normally scheduled in the evenings and normally run 1 hours. Some daytime programs are also available. Some volunteers also provide visits to an individual inmate who would otherwise never receive any visits.
For more information, contact David Shannon at 860-653-3343.