Scheduled Meetings: As needed.
Mission Statement: Bring the love of Jesus to prisoners and their families.
KAIROS is prison ministry for male and female prisoners – adults and youth people. We hope to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus and, impact the hearts and lives of the incarcerated as they become loving and productive citizens in their communities. Kairos, in Christian theology, means the appointed time in the purpose of God.
Current Activities: We offer programs that serve prisoners and their families in nearby correctional institutions in Ridgeland and Allendale. A typical program starts with a weekend retreat that allows participants to witness Christ’s love and to experience a religious renewal to a life of Christian witness and service to one another in the institution, and beyond. Volunteers provide baked cookies, friendly support and Christian love. We are blessed and supported by financial support from the parish.
The Kairos Prison Ministry Team from St. Francis is facilitating a Kairos Retreat at Ridgeland Correctional Institute on April 25- 28. We are asking your help to provide all inmates with fresh-baked cookies. Our goal is to bring 3000 dozen baked cookies to the inmates. Please help us make this huge goal by baking or buying cookies and placing them in the marked bins in the Narthex by April 23rd at noon. Cookies must be oatmeal, chocolate chip, peanut butter, or sugar. Please NO powdered sugar, fruit icing, or nuts (peanut butter cookies are okay) in on on cookies. Please do not use big boxes or wrap cookies in aluminum foil (boxes like pizza boxes and shoe boxes are ideal). Thank you for your help, prayers and donations! If you have any questions, please contact Paul Bombige at 843-295-7476.
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are always welcome. If you are an adult and wish to learn more and to help with “Changing Hearts, Transforming Lives”, please phone or email us.