Provide an atmosphere of Catholic Christian community to the women who experience long-term incarceration at Mabel Basset [Correctional Center] by creating a space of unconditional love, emotional/physical safety, and confidentiality. We believe that we bring the Light of Christ into a very dark place filled with many obstacles to live as a Christian.
What We Do:
Provide opportunities to learn the Rosary and the Stations of the Cross, study the Sunday scriptures, apply the Word to their daily lives, and distribute the Host. Provide the opportunity for Advent and Lent participation, and celebrate Christmas and Easter services. Study the Saints. Form and support a Society of the Green Scapular. Assist with the RCIA program.
Communication is important. Write letters to inmates monthly, acknowledge birthdays, send cards with encouraging messages at difficult times. Contact families on the outside, acknowledge death with flowers, and attend the service, when possible.
Time & Training Required:
Including the commute, plan to participate 1 day or about 8 hours per week.
Ability to demonstrate unconditional love, display a non-judgmental attitude, be a good listener, observe confidentiality, patient and compassionate, appropriate sharing awareness, good mentoring skills, ability to teach scripture, ideas, Catholic principles, good organizational skills, and willingness to obey/follow the facility's rules and regulations