On Prisoners’ Sunday the Catholic Church encourages everyone to reflect on and pray for prisoners and their families. Prisoners’ Sunday is a time to think about how we as individuals, as a Church and as communities are serving those affected by imprisonment.
Prisoners’ families, prisoners and people with convictions often find themselves on the margins of our society. Yet Jesus challenges us with His words:
“I was in prison and you came to me.“
Our work at Pact draws on the values of our faith: dignity, solidarity, subsidiarity. We believe that everyone can make a fresh start whatever they may have done.
Bishop Richard Moth, Catholic Liaison Bishop for Prisons, writes to all parishes in the Pact Prisoners’ Sunday Pack, to encourage support for this time of reflection and prayer everywhere on Prisoners’ Sunday.
A message from Cardinal Vincent Nichols
“As President of Pact, I invite you to join with me in supporting Prisoners’ Sunday on 9th October 2022. Pact is the major Catholic charity for the support of prisoners and their families, working in prisons across England and Wales. It is good to know that Pact is there for people of all faiths and none, supporting prisoners and their families on our behalf and with our help.”
Parishes may hold a second collection to support the work of Pact and all donations received are greatly appreciated.
Find out more here:
Read or download this information sheet (‘Three ways to help’).