Prison Ministry

“Just a note to say thank you for the improved The Word Among Us. I have always enjoyed the publication but adding the Mass readings is a game-changer for many prisoners.” -Glenn, an Inmate in Delaware

“I have read The Word Among Us and really enjoy reading it because it taught me so much about the love the Lord Jesus Christ has for us.” —Fabian, an Inmate in New York

“I am a devoted reader of The Word Among Us, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to receive it every month. Words alone can’t express my appreciation for the inspiration and hope I feel through its pages.” —Joseph, an Inmate in Illinois

“I’m a ‘Lifer’ here in Bath, Ontario, but with the help of the chaplaincy and The Word Among Us, I can say I’ve been given a life and a purposeful life. I wish I could have said that when I was out on the street.” —Kenneth, an Inmate in Canada

“Thank you for the precious gift of The Word Among Us. You fill a tremendous void in the lives of incarcerated Catholics. It is my prayer that you may continue to make a difference in places you’ll never walk.” -Rick, an Inmate in Alabama

Together we are sending The Word Among Us to:


New for 2021, Prisoners now receive the full Mass Readings!

Bringing God’s Light to the Darkest Places

Prisoners are often vulnerable and alone, isolated from loved ones and local church support. They face violence, rejection, darkness, loneliness, despair, and the pain of living with their past. However, there is hope that only God can bring in the direst situations. Thousands of people find forgiveness, find God, and often convert or deepen their faith in prison. In the darkest places, prisoners find the light of God! You help restore hope to 90,000 men and women in prison every month with the gift of The Word Among Us! Through your prayers and donations, you remind them that they are not alone–that God is with them behind bars.

To reach our incarcerated brothers and sisters, we created a Special Inmate Edition of the magazine. It includes Catholic prayers, and tips for reading Scripture, and receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The Word Among Us Special Inmate Edition is an excellent resource that we distribute across the United States and Canada.

“For I was hungry, and you gave me food, I was thirsty, and you gave me drink a stranger, and you welcomed me, naked, and you clothed me, ill, and you cared for me, in prison, and you visited me.” Matthew 25: 35-46

However, many chaplains brought to our attention that inmates rarely have access or have minimal access to a Bible. So, we decided to try to include the daily Mass readings in all future editions.

Thanks to generous donors like you, we were able to start sending the Mass editions to inmates. We continue to raise funds and are so grateful for the outpouring of support we receive.

We’re so blessed to bring Christ’s love and daily Mass readings to men and women in prison. With your prayers and support, this outreach will continue to grow!

Inmate Edition Sample

Contact Partners

The Word Among Us Partners
7115 Guilford Drive
Suite 100
Frederick, MD 21704
(301) 874-8719
(301) 874-2190 (Fax)

Prison Ministry
Angela Burrin
(301) 874-8719 ext. 2100

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