Correctional Ministries

corrections-ministryCorrections Ministry provides a Catholic pastoral presence to men and women incarcerated in adult and juvenile facilities and their families; to victims of crime and their families; and to those who work within the Correctional system and their family members.

We believe the impact of crime does not affect just an individual but an entire community. When a crime is committed we are all affected.

As Christians, it is our call to model our actions and community on Jesus and "invite each person, victim, and wrongdoer to restore their belief in a human family that is larger than they are but incomplete without them" ( from "Public Safety, the Common Good, and the Church: A Statement on Crime and Punishment in Wisconsin" by Wisconsin's Catholic Bishops).


  • Coordinate the work of the Green Bay Diocese in Jail and Prison Ministry
  • Provide spiritual and temporal services for prisoners, their families, and others involved with the criminal justice system
  • Increase the understanding of the Criminal Justice System and the Restorative Justice Model
  • Provide prayerful support to those who work within the Correctional system and to their family members
  • Educate parishes regarding the situation of prisoners and their families, the victims of crime and their families
  • Promote the Catholic Church’s teaching and policy positions relating to the criminal justice system


Spring Leadership Gathering 2016 | Resources and Handouts

Two Legs of Mercy

Brown County Jail Ministry Brochure

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Dismas Ministry Brochure

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Restorative Justice Brochure

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Jails and Prisons in the Diocese of Green Bay

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Two Legs of Mercy: Justice and Charity Website Resources

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Two Legs of Mercy: Pastoral Prison Ministry Opportunities

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Dismas Ministry

Dismas MinistryMinistry to renew and strengthen the faith of the imprisoned by providing them with free Catholic Scripture, faith and prayer resources. It is named for the criminal on Calvary asked, "Jesus, remember me when you enter your kingdom." Jesus replied, "Today you will be with me in paradise" (Lk 23:42-43).