A ministry of Catholic Charities Gainesville, the Justice and Reconciliation Ministry provides worship and religious education for prisoners. The ministry assists and counsels families in an effort to maintain family bonding during incarceration. Provides advocacy on behalf of prisoners; offers alternatives to incarceration through court intervention. Helps offenders rejoin mainstream of society.

Catholic Center
11625 Old St. Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32258

Deacon Lowell “Corky” Hecht
(904) 374-5595

Pastoral Ministers
Father Slawomir Bielasiewicz
St. Mary Parish, Macclenny
P.O. Box 1120
Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-2959

Chaplain, Justice & Reconciliation Ministry
Rev. Robert McDermott
500 NE 16th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 372-4641