Prison Ministry

Prison Ministry is a new ministry that has four areas of focus:

    1) Prison Visits provides religious services with the incarcerated in partnership with the Diocese of Phoenix Prison Ministry.

           Contact Kevin Starrs — Diocese of Phoenix at (480) 370-9397 or

    2) Back to School Drive supports children of incarcerated parents.

            Contact Richard DiCarlo at

    3) Get on the Bus Arizona modeled after the California program “Get on the Bus,” works with a prison in Arizona to surface children and parents who want to visit but cannot for various reasons, i.e. no transportation, financial need. Working with prison policies, children, guardians and ministers are screened for the visit. The children get on the bus in the morning, are brought to the prison for the visit with activities and time to share a meal. Usually the visit is on a normal visiting day at the prison.

            Contact Connie Jada at (480) 998-3843 x 138 or email

    4) Advocacy continues to work with entities interested in prison reform looking at the issue through eyes of faith.

            Contact Mary Permoda at (480) 998-3843 x 120 or

Contact for more information:

For more information about any of these ministries, contact Mary Permoda at (480) 998-3843 x 120 or