Family Support and New Life Ministry
Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28
In the community, there is a great need to support families of the incarcerated. Many of them come to Mass, sit in the pew, but because of great shame they don’t want others to know about a loved one in jail/prison so they ‘suffer in silence’. Matthew 11:28 says “Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” As Church we need to be Christ’s hands and feet to help them find peace in the midst of their struggles. If you have a loved one in jail or prison, please contact Deacon Bob for assistance.
New Life Ministry (NLM)
Besides this initial outreach, as Church, we need to provide ongoing support for families. New Life Ministry (NLM) is an active program that provides continued support for families. NLM Support groups are active at the following parishes:
The archdiocesan reentry plan includes establishing at least one NLM support group in each deanery. Several other parishes are considering this ministry. To learn more, please watch the Catholic Television of San Antonio airing of Discovering Our Faith from November 2016. Please contact Deacon Bob if your parish would like more details about starting a NLM parish support group.