Archbishop's Appeal

The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries affiliated with the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

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Criminal Justice Mercy

New Life Ministry

New Life Ministry (NLM) Support Group

For Those With:

  • A Loved One Incarcerated
                               
  • Ex-Offender Returning Home
                               
  • Those on Parole & Probation
                                         
  • Addiction in The Home
                                     
  • Domestic Violence
                                           

Who should attend?

All family members

  • Parents
                   
  • Spouse
                     
  • Brother & Sister
                       
  • Children
                       
  • Ex-offender
                             
  • Parolee or Probationer
                                             

Grouping

  • English adult group
                             
  • Spanish adult group
                                     
  • Children group with separate program

                                 
Open to all faith denominations

Besides support from the group, available community resources are discussed

                     
Ground Rules

  • Everything is confidential
                       
  • Non-judgmental
                                       

Environment of:

  • Love
                     
  • Heartfelt listening
                       
  • Compassion
                     
  • Understanding
                         
  • Acceptance
                                         

Healing through

  • Sharing
                   
  • Peace & joy
                     
  • Strength and direction through the Holy Spirit
                                                                 

Discussion Topics

  • My story
                   
  • Changes
                   
  • Emotions
                     
  • Communications
                   
  • Coping
                     
  • Hopes for future
                       
  • Forgiveness
                 
  • Healing service
                                                 

Each meeting begins, and ends in prayer
                         

What will formerly incarcerated find when returning to the community?