Pastoral Ministries’ Updates: DACA, Criminal Justice Ministry and more!

Pastoral Care & Outreach: A series of pastoral ministries that provide spiritual care and resources while developing mutuality and kinship with people on the margins.  Our ministries include: Criminal Justice Ministry, Hospital & Healthcare Ministry, Immigrant & Refugee Ministry, Seafarers’ Ministry, Foster Care Ministry, Inclusion Ministry, Mental Health Ministry, Grief Ministry, the Agape Service Project, and Ministry to the deaf. Questions? Please contact Joe Cotton, Director of Pastoral Care & Outreach, Office of Pastoral Ministries, Tel: (206) 382-4847.

DACA Update:

Justice for Immigrants (USCCB) have been monitoring the Supreme Court for a DACA decision, which was not yet been issued. Please note that we will have a webinar on the decision at 2 PM on the day after SCOTUS announces its ruling on DACA. Attached is the webinar flyer and messaging guidance.

USCCB DACA Messaging Guidance COVID pre decision2

DACA-Scotus Webinar Flyer (final)

Restorative Justice:

If you’re looking for short videos that offer meaningful explanations of restorative justice, these two are great…

A New Story of Justice: Nonviolence and Restorative Justice []

Restorative Justice: Why do we need it? []

Statement of Solidarity: A Catholic Response to COVID-19 Behind Bars

Please consider joining the Archdiocese of Seattle – Criminal Justice Ministry (and many others) in signing this crucial statement.  Sign Here:

Please consider joining the message of support and solidarity to currently and formerly incarcerated and detained individuals, their loved ones, and those who are charged with their well-being.

Our hope is to garner a diverse list of Catholic voices from across the nation to signify that standing in solidarity with those who are behind bars and in danger of COVID is a top priority for Catholics.

Here are two articles that recently came out regarding the Statement of Solidarity:

Catholic Jail & Prison Ministers – Virtual Town Hall:

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