Catholic Charities oversees the diocesan efforts to provide jail and prison ministry in various settings. Jail and Prison Ministry provides ongoing activities/events that raise the level of awareness by offering opportunities to become involved and offers annual gatherings to affirm and inform current volunteers.
In more recent years a growing awareness has developed regarding the needs of victims and their families, families of the incarcerated, re-entry, death penalty and advocacy issues.
For more information regarding Jail and Prison Ministry, contact Germaine Kirk at 419-244-6711, ext. 225 or email
News and Events
March 9, 2013
The Annual Jail and Prison Ministry Workshop will be held in Findlay. The workshop is designed for Jail and Prison Ministry volunteers, those interested in knowing another dimension of the ministry in the Diocese of Toledo, and family members of the imprisoned.
The registration deadline is March 1. To learn more, please download the brochure.
June 19-31, 2013
The Fourth Annual Restorative Justice Conference will be held at the University of Toledo.
Visit www.restorativejusticenow.org or dowload the flyer for more information and registration.
Task Force to Study Death Penalty
Catholic Conference of Ohio commends Chief Justice O'Connor for establising a task force to study Ohio's Death Penalty. The Catholic Bishops of Ohio consistenty have advocated for an end to the death penalty. Read More!
Ohio Execution Schedule:
March 6, 2013 - Frederick Treesh - for the death of Henry Dupree
May 1, 2013 - Steven Smith - for the death of Autumn Carter
August 7, 2013 - Billy Slagle - for the death of Mari Anne Pope
September 25, 2013 - Harry Mitts, Jr - for the deaths of John Bryan and Police Sargeant Dennis Glivar
November 14, 2013 - Ronald R. Phillip - for the death of Sheila Marie Evans
January 16, 2014 - Dennis McGuire - for the death of Joy Stewart
Prayer Vigil - Evening before Execution: For more Information contact Lynne Lukach at
Prayer Vigil - Morning of Execution: For more information contact Ed Hoover at
For more information on Jail & Prison Ministries:
Parish Resouces on the Death Penalty - Diocese of Toledo
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Death Penalty
Ohio Catholic Conference
Catholic Mobilizing Network - to end the use of the death penalty
Ohioans To Stop Executions