***Due to COVID-19, the prison ministry has been significantly restricted.

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, contact us about the Serenelli Project. ***

prison ministry

Serenelli Project Holy Hour & Gathering

Discover the new community that will transform catholic prison re-entry ministry, meet the leadership team, and learn how you can become a Serenelli, too.

The first step is to submit the preliminary questionnaire, which can be found on the Volunteer page. After that you will be guided through the process.

The main thing we do is to provide Mass, the Sacraments, and RCIA. We also run many classes and fellowship groups. See the Events and Programs page for more details.

The Prison Ministry Team cares for four state prisons and the Community Correctional Center. Additionally, a team of chaplains cares for the Hamilton County Justice Center. Among the county jails in the Archdiocese there are many volunteers who take spiritual care of the men and women housed in those places. Where is the Lord calling you? See the Institutions and Schedule page for more details. 

Yes. In addition to monetary donations, the prison ministry can receive a number of material donations ranging from books to rosaries and other religious items to Christmas and Easter cards. Go to the Contact Us page and let us know what you would like to donate.

Yes. There are many programs and resources dedicated to returning citizens. Visit our Resources and Reentry page for more information.

Institutions & Schedule

Prison Ministries Institutions and Schedule

See the institutions we serve.

Find out what our program schedule is like.

Events & Programs

Due to COVID-19, ministry and events inside of the prisons is restricted. You can still see what our normal schedule is like by clicking the button below. 

Resources & Reentry

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Get involved in re-entry work, the other half of prison ministry.

Find out what resources there are for loved ones coming from or affected by incarceration.

Staff Directory

Marty Arlinghaus

Director