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Volunteers are needed, men and women are welcome, and must be over 18 years of age. Our service is provided in the jails and prisons within the Archdiocese of San Antonio. We work in conjunction with Bexar County Adult Detention Center, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Kolbe Prison Ministries, and Chrysalis Ministry. We support the incarcerated with our Catholic faith through retreats, RCIA classes, Bible Study, Prayer, Communion Services, and help with arranging sacraments.

If you’re interested in helping your fellow man to make changes in their lives, there’s no better place to help make a difference. Pope Francis has spoken out about prison sentencing; saying that “the sentence should always allow for reintegration. A sentence without a ‘ray of hope’ toward a horizon is inhuman, including life sentences. One must think about how a person serving a life sentence can be reintegrated, inside or outside. But the horizon is always necessary, the reintegration.”

God’s will, though, is to be done on earth as it is in heaven (Mt 6:10). Mercy and forgiveness are not opposed to law and justice. They are integrated into the Catholic vision of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

For information contact Gerald Gaenslen at 210-789-2409 or

“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matt. 25

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