Mission Statement

To share the love and consolation of Jesus Christ to those incarcerated by bringing a living message of God’s love and forgiveness, and through our presence, prayers and communications offer a sense of trust and hope.

Why Prison Ministry?

We are called by our faith. Incarcerated men, women, and children within our diocese are members of our diocesan family. Our personal faith grows and flourishes as we share our faith and love of God with others.

Where we serve


Ohio State Penitentiary
Trumbull Correctional Institution
Northeast Ohio Correctional Center
Lake Erie Correctional Institution
Elkton Federal Prison

County Jails

Mahoning County
Portage County
Stark County

Juvenile Detention Facilities

Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facilities
Portage – Geauga County Juvenile Detention Center

St. Maximilian Kolbe Society

Offering Spiritual support to those who have been released as well as to their families.

Programs and Support Services

Mass and Reconciliation (depending on availability of Priests)
Liturgy of the Word with Communion
RCIA Classes, Bible Study, Catholic Study, Church History, etc.
Communal Prayer, including Music and Singing
Being a person who can listen and respect them as our brothers and sisters in Christ

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