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Prison & Jail Ministry

Mission Statement:

The Prison and Jail Ministry of the Diocese of Grand Rapids is called to serve by providing a Catholic  presence to those incarcerated within our Diocese. This presence comes in the form of Catholic religious services and the sharing of Catholic educational material.
 
The Prison and Jail Ministry has more than 200 volunteers who bring messages of Hope through Prayer, Communion and Bible Study to 23 Correctional Facilities within our 11 county diocese.  

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All of us have something we need to be cleansed of, or purified from. May the knowledge of that fact inspire us to live in solidarity, to support one another and seek the best for others."  - Pope Francis
 
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*Please see below for a list of services available in each facility.
 
Office Location:
Cathedral Square Center
360 Division Ave. S.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
 

State Prisons​ ​ 

Carson City Correctional East & West - Carson City
10274 E. Boyer Rd
Carson City, MI 48811
Communion Service - Sunday
               Level IV Westside: 8:00 - 9:00 am
               Level II Westside: 9:05 - 10:05 am
               Level I Eastside: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Bible Study - Monday
               Level II Westside: 6:50 -7:50 pm

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Bellamy Creek Correctional - Ionia
1727 Bluewater Hwy
Ionia, MI 48846
Communion Service - Wednesday: & Thursday
               Wednesday: 1:30 - 2:30 pm Protect Unit
                                  2:30 - 3:30 om Level IV
               Thursday: 6:30 - 7:30 pm Level II
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Earnest C. Brooks Correctional - Muskegon
2500 S Sheridan Dr.
Muskegon, MI 49444
Communion Service - Thursday
               Level II 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Bible Study - Wednesday
               Level II 7:00 - 8:00 pm
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Michigan Reformatory - Ionia
1342 W. Main
Ionia, MI 48846
Communion Service - Saturday & Sunday
               Saturday: 7:30 - 8:30 pm Level II
               Sunday: 7:20 - 8:20 pm Level IV
Bible Study - Tuesday & Saturday
               Tuesday: 7:30 - 8:30 pm Level II
               Saturday: 9:30 - 10:30 am Level
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Muskegon Correctional - Muskegon
2400 S. Sheridan Dr
Muskgeon, MI 49442
Communion Service - Saturday
               9:00 - 10:00 am
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Richard A. Handlon Correctional - Ionia
1728 Bluewater Hwy
Ionia, MI 48846
Communion Service - Sunday
               8:30 - 9:30 am
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West Shoreline Correctional - Muskegon
2500 S. Sheridan Dr
Muskegon, MI 49444
Communion Service - Monday & Thursday
            Monday: 8:30 - 10:00 am Includes Discussion
            Thursday: 7:10 - 8:30 pm
Bible Study - Sunday
            1:30 - 3:00 pm
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Juvenile Detention Centers​

​Kent County
1501 Cedar Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Prayer Activity - Third Sunday
               8:45 - 9:30 am
Arts & Crafts - Third Friday & Saturday
               Friday: 8:30 - 9:30 pm Boys
               Satuday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Girls
Muskegon County
1830 W. White Lake Dr
Muskegon, MI 49442
Prayer Service - Saturday
                10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Ottawa County
12110 Fillmore St
West Olive, MI 49460
Prayer Service - First, Third & Fifth Sunday
                 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Prayer Activity - Tuesday
                 5:30 - 7:00 pm
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 County Jails​

​Kent County
703 Ball Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Communion Service - Saturday
                 7:30 - 8:30 pm (11 Sections - 11 Services)
Bible Study - Tuesday & Thursday
                Tuesday: 7:30 - 8:30 pm Men
                Thursday: 7:30 - 8:30 pm Women
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Muskegon County
25 West Walton
Muskegon, MI 49440
Book Cart - Tuesday
                 9:00 - 10:30 am
Communion Service - Wednesday
                 9:00 - 9:45 am Women
                 9:45 - 10:30 am Men
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Ottawa County
12130 Fillmore St
West Olive, MI 49460
Individual Prayer Time - Monday
                 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Communion Service - Friday
                 2:00 - 3:00 pm
                 7:00 - 8:00 pm
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