Four areas of focus:

1) Visits and/or provides religious services with the incarcerated in partnership with the Diocese of Phoenix Prison Ministry. Contact Kevin Starrs at 480-370-9397 or kstarrs(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)diocesephoenix.org

2) Supports children of incarcerated parents, i.e. Christmas Giving Tree and Back to School drive donations. Contact Kathy Kaplan at 480-998-3843 x107 or kkaplan(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org for Back to School Drive and contact Janet Baker at janetmarybaker(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com for Giving Tree.

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 within 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 Stephen Proski at stephenproski(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)cox.net

4) Advocacy continues to work with entities interested in prison reform looking at the issue through eyes of faith. Contact Kathy Kaplan at 480-998-3843 x107 or kkaplan(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org

For more information about any of these ministries, Contact Mary Permoda, 480-998-3843 x120 or mpermoda(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org

Ministry Leader: Mary Permoda
Phone Number: 480-998-3843 x120
Email: mpermoda@stpatcc.org