Human Dignity and Solidarity

If your loved one has been arrested, or if you have recently been released from jail or prison, and you need support, call us at 773.247.0070.
Si usted o un ser querido ha sido arrestado, o si ha salido recientemente de la cárcel o la prisión, y necesita apoyo, llamenos al 773.247.0070.

Lenten Workshop for Your Parish Group: Compassion in Action

Compassion is a beautiful sentiment—but when put in practice, it can get messy. Kolbe House Jail Ministry is offering Lenten reflection and learning sessions for parish groups of adults or children. This session explores how participants can practice compassion on a daily basis, especially towards those who seem unworthy of it, and how compassion can drive individual and community involvement in the criminal justice system.

E-mail Emily today at to reserve your group’s regular meeting time or to set up a special event at your parish.

Kolbe House also offers sessions for religious education classes about incarceration through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching or the Works of Mercy.

“I was in jail and you visited me.”

This Gospel mandate compels all followers of Jesus to serve those who are incarcerated. Kolbe House has opportunities for individuals and parishes to join in the mission of Kolbe House.

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Mass of Reconciliation

We invite all who are affected by the criminal justice system as well as those who wish to offer their supportive presence Saturdays at 5 p.m. for a Mass of Reconciliation for detainees, their families, and victims of crime.

Assumption BVM Church
2434 South California Avenue

Church opens at 4 p.m. for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and quiet prayer.

Join us for a potluck meal after Mass on the first Saturday of each month.

Most Needed Wish List Items

  • Subway Gift Cards
  • New Women's Underclothes (all sizes)
  • Men's T-shirts size XXL
  • Jars/Cans of Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Tuna and Chicken
  • Boxed Macaroni and Cheese

See the full Wish List here.

Information for Jail Volunteers

Access the Post-visit Report Form here.

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To receive reminders via text, please text "Kolbe" to 84576 to sign up. Para recibir mensajes de texto cuando tenemos un evento, mande "Kolbe" al 202.765.3441.

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