More than 70 pieces of original artwork painted or drawn by local inmates will be on display for one evening only as part of a fundraiser for the ministries of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach. The Prison Ministry Art Exhibition fundraiser will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, at Catholic Charities Birthline/Lifeline Pregnancy Care Center in Boynton Beach. The exhibition will feature original works of art created by prisoners.
The proceeds of the night will benefit the Prison Ministry program as well as three other Catholic Charities’ ministries: Respect Life/Rachel’s Vineyard and Parish Social Ministry.
Catholic Charities’ Prison Ministry program brings the word of God and the sacraments of the Catholic Church to men, women and juveniles who are incarcerated in state prisons, county jails, re-entry centers, juvenile detention centers and other correctional institutions located in the five counties of the Diocese of Palm Beach. Prison Ministry volunteers are trained to work in small teams to minister at the institutions. Collectively, ministry volunteers have an estimated 18,000 inmate-contacts each year.
During the fundraiser, wine and lite bites will be served and there will be a wine auction, and chance drawing for a framed print of the hand of Christ unlocking a cell door that was painted by a local inmate. The painting is featured on the exhibit’s invitation which is posted on the Events Calendar at www.diocesepb.org Tickets are $50 per person and chance drawing tickets are 1 for $25 or 5 for $100. To purchase tickets, please call Catholic Charities at 561-630-2695.
Catholic Charities is also looking for donations of bottles of wine for the auction. Businesses or individuals interested in donating a bottle of wine (minimum retail value of $20.00) should please contact Catholic Charities at 561-360-3330.
About the Respect Life/Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries
Catholic Charities’ Respect Life Ministry promotes life from natural conception until natural death through prayer, education, legislation and pastoral programs. Rachel’s Vineyard, a post-abortion healing program that helps women and men heal from the hurt caused by an abortion.
About Parish Social Ministry
The Catholic Charities’ Parish Social Ministry seeks to empower Catholics in the diocese to celebrate and realize the Gospel call for life, human dignity, and care for God’s creation through Catholic Social teaching formation, organized parish social ministries, and opportunities for public advocacy and action
About Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach:
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach operates its programs at 12 programs and ministries at 13 sites throughout Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties.
Mission Statement: Catholic Charities of the five-county Diocese of Palm Beach respects life in all of its stages. In living our faith, we help and create hope for people in need, without regard to religion, by delivering social services, collaborating with others in building just and compassionate communities, and empowering individuals through education.
About the Diocese of Palm Beach
The Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach encompasses the five counties of Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee. Comprised of 280,000 Catholics in 53 parishes and missions, the Diocese also serves the faithful community through its schools.