• Sacraments in Jail

    By Diocese of San Jose on February 10, 2015

    “I was in prison and you visited me” (Matthew 25: 36).

    This command of Jesus is carried out by dedicated volunteers from many parishes in the diocese.  These committed volunteers, numbering now one hundred ten, go into the Santa Clara county correctional facilities for adults and youth, bringing the Gospel to our incarcerated brothers and sisters.

    Among these volunteers are five master catechists who meet as needed with an inmate when he/she makes a request for sacramental preparation.  At present we have ten inmates in various stages of the RCIA journey.

    If you are a master catechist and would like to help in the preparation of an inmate for the sacraments, please contact Sister Maryann Cantlon at mcantlon@dsj.org or at (408) 983-0131 for further information.