Ministering to those in prison is one of the toughest things Jesus asked us to do. It can be a real challenge to see Him in people who have hurt others or “messed up” their lives so much that they must be removed from society. Yet, every one of them is a child of God, and there is no soul that is not worth saving.
St. Mary’s volunteers visit the Sandy Point Jail every Sunday. They meet at St. Mary’s at 7:20 a.m. and return by 10:30 a.m. The visits include communion services, and being able to talk with the inmates in between the services. Jail ministry is particularly in need of Spanish speakers
If you're interested in volunteering with St. Mary's Jail Ministry you will need to go through a 2-hour long training and clearance process. There are two forms that need to be filled out and turned in to the receptionist desk at St. Mary's for Deacon David Reed. You can find the forms
. St. Mary's Jail Ministry is part of the
Restorative Justice Ministries of the Brazos Valley
(RJM), which handles trainings and applications.
is the page where you can find more info on volunteering for RJM and download the volunteer application. Trainings are scheduled by RJM once there are enough volunteers interested in getting involved. Volunteer trainings usually take place on a Monday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Brazos Valley Detention Center, 1835 Sandy Point Road in Bryan.Transportation could be provided to the training if needed.
If you would like more information on St. Mary's Sunday Jail Ministry, then please contact
Deacon David Reed