Prison Ministry

"I was in prison and you visited me."     -Matt 25:36

It is our desire here at Divine Mercy to welcome everyone and show Christ’s love to all we encounter.  The Mission of the Church extends to the poor and imprisoned where Jesus himself tells His disciples, 

“Whatsoever you do to the least of these, you do also to me.”  -Matt 25:40
“The Divine Mercy Catholic Church has been extremely faithful in ministering to inmates in our facility from when we first opened until now.  The men deeply appreciate the many avenues that your priests and volunteers provide and spiritual services to them in both English and Spanish.  I would describe the ministry of your parish to our inmates as “highly dependable love”.  We look forward to many, many, more years of your rich and vibrant ministry at our correctional facility.”  
-Tony Mustazza,  Chaplain (at MCF-Faribault since 1992 
Consider giving of your time and talents to the Prison Ministry. 
Please note that you will need a background check before visiting the prison for the first time and then complete a 2-hour orientation before any additional visits.


“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”                       -Matt 18:20

Ministry at the Prison

  • Mass every Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  The 5th Sunday of the month is a bilingual (both English and Spanish) Mass.

  • The Tuesday discussion group starts at 7:10 p.m.

  • Monday Spanish Bible Study starts at 7:10 p.m.


Special Events

  • Life in the Spirit, Tuesday evenings (in the summer)

A Daily Prayer for
Justice and Mercy


Jesus, united with the Father

and the Holy Spirit,

give us your compassion for those in prison.


Mend in mercy

the broken in mind and memory.

Soften the hard of heart, the captives of anger. Free the innocent; parole the trustworthy. Awaken the repentance that restores hope.

May prisoners’ families persevere in their love.


Jesus, heal the victims of crime.

They live with the scars.

Lift to eternal peace those who die.

Grant victims’ families the forgiveness that heals.


Give wisdom to lawmakers

and to those who judge.

Instill prudence and patience

in those who guard.

Make those in prison ministry

bearers of your light,

for all of us are in need

of your mercy!



Ministry Opportunities at the Prison

For more information about Prison Ministry, please contact the Parish Office at 507-334-2266. 


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