Part of our mission at CTS is to reach out to those who most need our ministry, and it was our pleasure this week to donate several sets of leaflets to the inmates of Portland Young Offenders Institution and Immigration Removal Centre.
We received this in reply, from Catholic Chaplain Yvonne:
“Almost a quarter of the men in the Prison I work at are Roman Catholic. My role as RC Chaplain is only a part time role and this does not allow me sufficient time for pastoral work. I am always trying to find ways to enable the men to have enough resources to support their faith, during times when I am unable to be with then. Your kind gift will provide this and I am truly humbled by your donations.
Working in a Prison is the most rewarding job I have ever had. I work with men who make me want to be a better person, because they want to be better people too. Doing this Ministry is sometimes sad and tough, but the spiritual rewards are astonishing, and it’s because of organisations like yours that I can spread the Word of the Catholic Faith.”
It is wonderful that our publications can make such a great difference, and it is through all the help we receive from our members and supporters that enables us to give the gift of faith to others in this way.
We remember in our prayers the inmates of Portland Prison, and pray that these leaflets may touch the hearts and lives of all who read them.