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.




Donations to help us send free resources to prisoners
or those who cannot afford them
may be made out to:
St. Dismas Guild, PO Box 2129, Escondido CA 92033

Marie's Corner...

I just got through doing the gospel for the 1st Sunday of Lent and one of the scriptures that lifts me up is Acts 16:31, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, and all your household." Also, "This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."

The Holy Spirit who we received at baptism reminds and teaches us of all Jesus said and did. He loves us so much He left us His Spirit. He loves us so much He went to the cross and takes all our sins.

Thank you Jesus.
Have a blessed Lent.

In Jesus' love,
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