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Prison Outreach


Prison Outreach aims to connect with and befriend those who have been in conflict with the law. Currently the volunteers visit the youth in the Burnaby Youth Custody Centre (BYCC). Led by the priest, the volunteers celebrate Mass (with music) once a month in the prison. There is a need for young musicians who can participate in the Mass, as well as the “Catholic Jam” program at the BYCC on a Friday evening where music is the “meeting place”. There is ample opportunity to minister on an individual basis as well. The volunteers try to learn about, understand and incorporate the principles and values of Restorative Justice. Prison Outreach also supports, as a group, worthy causes related to the ministry in our
parish and in our communities.