FIND A PARISH - FIND A SCHOOL
 
Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God's Creation!

Read more...

 
 
 

Detention Ministry / Restorative Justice


E-mail Print PDF
Office of Restorative Justice/Catholic Detention Ministry
We live the Gospel message of Jesus
by serving those affected by t
he criminal justice system;
offender, victim, their families and their
communities.

Address:
1820 W. Orangewood Ave., Suite 101
Orange CA 92868
Phone: 714 634-9909
Fax: 714 634-9910

 

Fred

 


Director
Fred LaPuzza
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
714 282-4261

 

Sandy

Administrative Assistant
Sandra Negrete
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
714 282-4264

IMG 3692 

Volunteer Coordinator Adult Facilities
Meghan Blanco-Fitzpatrick
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

714-282-4260

 

Ruth3

Volunteer Coordinator
Juvenile Facilities
Ruth Guzman
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
714 282-4265

Martin

Programs Coordinator
Deacon Martin Ruiz
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
714 282-4262

 

Fr._Francis6

Chaplain
Rev. Francis Ng
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
714 634-9909

Interested in Learning About Us or Joining Us?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or are just interested in learning more about our ministry, please consider attending one of our Overview Presentations.

Click here to see available dates and to schedule yourself to attend the Overview.

If you would like us to conduct our presentation at your parish or event, please call us at 714 634-9909.

 

Philosophy and Goals

Catholic Detention Ministry (CDM) responds to the Gospel mandate of visiting the imprisoned. The role of the Detention Ministers within the detention facilities is to focus on the spiritual care and nurturing of prisoners as well as to provide the best possible religious activities within a Christian setting.

Our mission is to communicate the Good News of God’s unconditional love to those incarcerated. We affirm each person, not necessarily their behavior, and invite them to grow as sons and daughters of God. We recognize that we ourselves will be called to deeper conversion through our interactions with those in detention. We strive to do our work beginning at the institution and extending to the church outside. We recognize our responsibility to educate those who have not experienced the offender as a valuable individual. We see our mission not as an act of charity but as a living of the central mission of the Gospel.

Services Provided:
The detention ministers serve as liturgical leaders, facilitators, and spiritual mentors. They serve as a powerful symbol of faith and God’s presence in an otherwise dehumanizing environment. This pastoral presence enables reflection on the multiple life and death issues that often lead to jail and prison. We provide the following activities:

  • Liturgical Services
  • Bible Study/Faith Enrichment
  • One on One Pastoral Visitation
  • Sacramental Preparation
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
  • Retreats and Days of Reflection
  • Holiday and Holy Day Activities

 


 

Detention Ministry / Restorative Justice

 
  << Previous Page

   
OCF-Logo-Refresh ccoc_link crs_link safe_enviro sap_link occ bottom links 09 17 14
Copyright © 2014 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy

 

 

Bishop's Column Legislative Advocacy Catholic Social Teaching Justice and Peace Resources Deanery Program Contact Peace and Justice What's New