The St. Ignatius Martyr Prison Ministry / ROADS provides one-on-one visitation to the incarcerated, as well as re-entry support for those re-entering society. This ministry introduces gospel values into the lives of those incarcerated and their families in an attempt to break the cycle of recidivism.
In addition, the ministry provides Project Hope Bags to the homeless, bus passes, and other support and service referrals to different organization for help.
On scheduled days of execution, interested persons of the parish gather to pray the "Rosary for Mercy" in front of the church at 6:00pm.
Other activities include addressing social issues related to fatherless families, mentoring, education, formation, and the abolishment of the death penalty.
For visitations: Must complete a criminal background check; must have a strong relationship with God and a belief that God’s grace is enough for anyone to change; must have an ability to offer unconditional love and a good listening ear preferred.
For other services: Must have a willingness to serve and be welcoming.
Training: Training is held twice a year, and/or by appointment.
Time Commitment: Meets monthly (except in December) on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm in Fr. Joe”s House (St. Vincent de Paul) on Euclid from August through May.