Catholic Evangelization through Scripture and Prison Ministry.
Listen to a talk with Deacon Ken and Marie Finn on marriage and family life.
Luke 4:18-19 – “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.”
St. Dismas Guild is a Catholic non-profit organization whose mission is to bring Jesus Christ, the Word of God, to the broken, the lost and the lonely, the sick and the imprisoned. St. Dismas Guild is a prison, pro-life and pro-family, ministry in union with the magisterium of the Catholic Church.
Inspired by Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, St. Dismas Guild began with the inspiration of Deacon Ken and Marie Finn to evangelize the poorest of the poor by writing and distributing Catholic books and materials free of charge to prisoners and to those who cannot afford them. Operating only by donations and with volunteer workers, St. Dismas Guild now publishes and distributes teaching aids and commentaries on Holy Scripture, as well as other books and materials that promote Catholic family values.
The first time Deacon Ken & Marie met St. Teresa of Calcutta was while attending the Second International Congress for the Family of the Americas in Acapulco, Mexico, 1982.
Deacon Ken's Corner...
The first reading SIRACH 27:30-28:7 shows us that vengeance comes from God, not from us. The second reading ROMANS 14:7-9 tells us that humility belongs to the character of Christ. The Gospel MATTHEW 18:21-35 (The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant) reveals that forgiveness is not an option for the Christian, it is a requirement that we extend it to others as God has extended it to us.
This week, approach a family member, friend, or co-worker against whom you hold a grudge, and ask them to forgive you. Holding on to any resentment, bitterness or unforgiveness towards them is what you ask in forgiveness. Remember, through forgiveness comes healing.
or those who cannot afford them
may be made out to:
St. Dismas Guild, PO Box 2129, Escondido CA 92033