Jail-ministry coordinator named - Catholic Courier

Jail-ministry coordinator named

Deacon John Brasley, former Steuben County assistant public defender, has been named as diocesan jail-ministry coordinator. He began his part-time position Nov. 3.

Deacon Brasely will coordinate ministry to those incarcerated in jails and prisons throughout the diocese and assist parishes in forming ministries that focus on the incarcerated in their communities.

“I want to be a resource for these ministries, to help ensure that the sacramental and pastoral needs in our jails and prisons are being met,” Brasley said in a press release from the Diocese of Rochester.

Deacon Brasley was ordained by Bishop Matthew H. Clark in May 2003 and is serving at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Rochester. He is a graduate of St. John Fisher College and Syracuse University College of Law and is currently working on his master of divinity degree at St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry.

Bernard Grizard, diocesan director of Parish Support Ministries, oversees the newly created office.

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