Join us for a fresh look at Holding Still: Centering Prayer & the Spiritual Journey, a documentary produced by Prison Contemplative Fellowship (PCF) and premiered in partnership with CPMC. Lawrence and Artist – two men from the film – join Lizzie Udwin of PCF as they talk about new tools and resources to encourage engagement with Centering Prayer and the practice’s power to process shame and trauma.
Incarceration & Developmental Disabilities (CPMC Webinar)
People with developmental disabilities are incarcerated at a higher rate than people without developmental disabilities. In this three part series, Dr. Lawrence Sutton gives a high level overview of how to recognize those with developmental disabilities and tools to engage and support them.
Walls of Our Heart – Breaking Open a Ministerial Understanding of Immigration (CPMC training event)
Join CPMC for a discussion about the realities of immigration, detention, and what a ministerial response looks like. Participants will hear from expert ministers and program facilitators that are working to create a just and compassionate immigration system.
Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJ
Rio Grand Valley
Dr. Hilary Chester
Migrant & Refugee Services
USCCB (In Transition)
Justice for Immigrants
Community Re-Entry Network (CPMC Town Hall event)
Christopher Houston, National Faith-Based Re-Entry Coordinator for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, will present about the Community Re-Entry Network. This initiative is a new program funded by the First Step Act that seeks to connect and collaborate with faith-based organizations that facilitate re-entry services through an online clearinghouse for inmates.
Chaplaincy in a Women’s Prison (CMPC webinar)
Sarah Jobe is the Chaplain at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women and the Co-Director of the Prison Studies Program at Duke University’s Divinity School. She will discuss ministering to women in prison, as well as share about the work of the Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women in Durham, North Carolina, which provides holistic, trauma-informed services, both in the prison setting and through re-entry programs.
Ministry to Officers (CPMC Town Hall event)
Join us for a discussion with Deacon George Kain, former secretary of the Connecticut Board of Police Commissioners, former probation officer, and volunteer prison minister. With his expertise and guidance, as well as your attendance, CPMC will determine the topics and issues needed for future training to work with employees of the carceral system.
Reclaiming Wholeness (CPMC webinar)
Addiction | Recovery | Community
Reclaiming Wholeness is an exploration of addiction, recovery, community, and spirituality.
Four out of five people who are incarcerated enter confinement under the influence of a substance or with an existing substance use disorder. Addiction is an indiscriminate disease. With this conversation, and in partnership with coalition members, the Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition provides a platform for chaplains, ministers, loved ones, community members, and those in recovery to become compassionately aware and gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding addiction and incarceration.
Four voices, Jim Wahlberg (The Big Hustle), Evelene Duhart (Ignatian Spirituality Project), Lisa DeLaura (Just of DuPage), and host His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Tobin (Archdiocese of Newark) come together to share their wisdom and stories, their road to recovery, and how they accompany others impacted by this disease.
“In this place where people struggle with drug addiction, I wish to embrace each and every one of you, who are the flesh of Christ.”
– Pope Francis
Positioning Catholic Ministries as the ‘First Stop’ Upon Release (CPMC Town Hall event)
Chicago’s Kolbe House is three blocks from the nation’s third largest US jail system. Kolbe House has substantially grown their programming to address our reentry clients’ material needs and, more importantly, their need for spiritual and emotional accompaniment during the early stages of reentry. Associate Director Deacon Pablo Perez and Pat Sullivan will share the evolution of Kolbe House’s reentry programming.
Curt’s Cafe: Holistic Supports for Re-Entry (CPMC Town Hall event)
Join CPMC for a discussion of holistic supports for youth re-entry with Angelina Alfaro, Alexis Marquez, and John Thomas of Curt’s Café in Evanston and Highland Park, Illinois. The Curt’s Cafe programming model utilizes the eight dimensions of wellness to deliver support services, collaborate with partners, and involve clients in their own care. Curt’s Café emphasizes micro-level service delivery, macro-level collaboration with partners, and the impact on the mezzo-community.
Heart2Heart – Non-Violent Communication (CPMC Town Hall event)
Heart to Heart empowers men and women to live increasingly free and fruitful lives through mindfulness practices, teaching Nonviolent Communication, yoga, meditation, the healing of trauma, decision-making, Conflict Resolution (MEDC) and more. They support learners, both within correctional institutions and in local communities, in developing the skills and awareness needed to thrive.
May 19, 2022 | 12:00 Noon (1 PM Eastern)