Prison Ministry

There are currently 33,000 inmates in Virginia  state prisons.  There are 28,000 more inmates currently in city, county and regional jails.  95% of these 61,000 prisoners will be released at some time back into the general population.   St. Edward Prison Ministry would like your help in responding to the gospel mandate from Jesus Christ to care for prisoners (MT. 25:39) and to help them reenter society as productive citizens.

Volunteer Opportunities:

St. Edward parishioners are part of an ecumenical retreat team that goes into prisons and holds weekend retreats. There are also opportunities for parishioners to become mentors to previously incarcerated persons.

Please call Jennifer Snider at 864-4718 for more information.