Prison Ministry

Deacon Tom Hunt ministers to those in prison and their families, assisting those coming out of incarceration in rebuilding lives, staying connected to their families and advocating for fair and just laws. Click here to read more about Prison Ministry and Doing Time Together. For more information please contact Deacon Tom at 414/961-0322.

Monetary donations will be used to provide family resources including group meetings and spiritual support, provide educational materials for character rebuilding and re-entry education, employment resources and training and follow-through programs. Donations may be sent to the Cathedral (checks payable to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist with Prison Ministry on the memo line) c/o Deacon Tom Hunt.

My dear parish family,

I would like to share an article with you on the power of touch. This past year and a half it may have been very difficult for all of us, given the guidelines, from the CDC, to refrain from touching people we love for fear of spreading this virus. The article that I came upon is about A Dignity on Death Row, “Central to Caring for the Dying is Touch.” Where a Catholic priest and theologian Father Dorian Llewelyn weighs in on and argues for a death row inmate's right to have the pastor’s touch in the execution chamber.

To read more of this article you can visit:
A Catholic theologian argues for a death row inmate's right to have the pastor's touch in the execution chamber (

Your servant in Christ,
Deacon Tom

Doing Time Together - Information Flyer

Contact Information for Visiting the Incarcerated - Flyer

Daily Prayer for Justice & Mercy - Prayer Card

Supporting Local Reentry Programs: for more information on how to get involved contact Deacon Tom or go to the following websites:

Partners In Hope

Project Return

Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants -

Dismas Ministry - A National Catholic Prison Outreach

ROC Wisconsin, A Project of WISDOM

ROC Wisconsin is an urgent call to our state to:

  • Restore communities that have been harmed by mass incarceration;
  • Restore families to wholeness and health;
  • Restore balance, fiscal discipline and humane priorities to our state’s criminal justice system
  • Restore men and women back to the community who do not need to be incarcerated;
  • Restore people to health through increased treatment alternatives to incarceration, decreased use of solitary confinement, better support for those who return from jail or prison.

For more information visit their website.