2019 Mass for Victims/Survivors of Violence
Last Thursday evening, November 21, 2019, was a Mass of Remembrance celebrated by Bishop Oscar Cantu to honor the lives of victims and those who have been impacted by violence during this year. The families and friends that are left behind to mourn and need an opportunity to celebrate the lives of those who have gone before them attened the mass.
Below are photos of Bishop Cantú celebrating the mass with other Diocese of San Jose priests to help commemorate families and friends at this events.
- Detention Ministry
- Victim Services
- Reentry Services
If these ministries interest you contact:
“I was in prison and you visited me…I tell you whenever you did this for one of the least important of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it for me!”— Matthew 25:36, 40
The mission of Restorative Justice Ministry is to provide a Catholic pastoral presence to the over 4,500 men, women and children incarcerated in the Diocese of San Jose in our county jails, juvenile facilities and prisons that reflects a sensitivity to the ethnic and cultural differences and needs of this special population.
Restorative Justice seeks also to provide a healing service to victims, families of victims, offenders, families of offenders and to all who are affected by the criminal justice system.
The primary focus of Restorative Justice is to communicate the GOOD NEWS of God’s unconditional love for all.
Restorative Justice is an approach that addresses the various needs of people impacted by crime and conflict that are created when a person has been harmed or treated unfairly. Restorative Justice processes, in response to crime and conflict, are highly adaptable to different people, environments and systems as the identified needs of the people involved help formulate the unique response that can contribute to a person’s sense of safety, justice and well-being.
Come and See
Would you like to bless and be blessed, to bring light and be enlightened, to bestow mercy and receive mercy, to teach and be taught, to bring your gifts and receive even more? And through it all would you like to experience anew the power of God’s grace?
Jesus turned and asked the disciples, “What do you want?” They replied, “Rabbi, where do you stay?” And Jesus answered, “Come and See”.
Please consider becoming a religious minister serving our incarcerated brothers and sisters who are the broken body of Christ among us.
For further information and training, contact Lee Campbell: (408) 983-0131 email@example.com
Through the work of trained volunteers and facilitators, the Diocese of San Jose is now ready to invite any person who has been impacted by violence or has lost a loved one through violence to become part of a forum where each one can share his/her story in order to move toward wholeness and healing. If you would like to be part of such a group, please contact Lee (408) 983-0131.