Jail & Prison Ministry

The Catholic Diocese of Brownsville encompasses four counties: The Office of Jail/Prison Ministry is headed by a Director who is assisted by volunteer coordinators in each county. A Diocesan priest is assigned by the Bishop to the ministry as its chaplain.There are approximately 150 volunteers who perform the day to day ministry in each of thirty-four facilities. These volunteers provide a myriad of services including celebration of Holy Mass, Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest, scripture classes, faith formation, RCIA preparation and four-day retreats (Kolbe Prison Retreats for adults and Ministry of the Third Cross Retreats for juveniles).




Jail & Prison Ministry
Catholic Diocese of Brownsville
700 N. Virgen de San Juan Blvd.
San Juan, TX 78589

Ms. Ofelia de los Santos, Director 
E-mail: odelossantos@cdob.org
Telephone: (956) 784-5057
Facsimile: (956) 784-5096

Rev. George Gonzalez, Diocesan Chaplain
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish
1313 W. Buchanan St.
Harlingen, Texas  78550
E-mail: fathergonzalez@gmail.com
Telephone:  (956) 266-1813
Facsimile: (956) 423-4670



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