Prison Ministry

Purpose: To bring Christ to those inmates in Indian River County Jail through prayer and listening; to facilitate them with the offering of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.

Responsibilities: Members must be committed to prayer and  listening to the Holy Spirit in a one-on-one setting with an inmate; ministers must be Catholic; there is a mandatory training course and background investigation by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. Men meet with male inmates, women with female inmates.

Time Commitment: Visits each Tuesday 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. year round. Every six months all members meet to plan visitation schedule.

Contact: John Matthews, 772-321-8689 or 772-569-5696 E: or Virginia Gallo, 772-559-6936 or 772-770-2211 E: