This ministry “would draw on the help of our parish community to help a releasing person rebuild a new life.”
– Fr. Bill
One Parish, One Prisoner
Last weekend, Joe Cotton, Director of Pastoral Care and Outreach for the Archdiocese of Seattle, shared a reflection on the Sunday’s gospel of the prodigal son and a statewide program called One Parish One Prisoner. This ministry seeks to equip faith communities to build supportive pre-release relationships with one person returning to their community from prison. A group of St. John the Baptist parishioners have asked to begin this ministry. They would form a team and begin a two-year journey of relationship building, release planning, and holistic re-entry support for one person ending his/her incarceration. He/she would draw on the help of our parish community to help rebuild a new life. The Parish Leadership Team wanted to let the parish know about this ministry and have the opportunity to share any comments or concerns. You can read more about called One Parish One Prisoner at
Please share your comments or concerns with either Andrea Mendoza, Pastoral Assistant for Social Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org or myself at email@example.com. Feedback is due by Monday, April 11.