Catholic Religious Services at Washtenaw County Jail
Jail Volunteer CLEARANCE
UNFORTUNATELY, access to the Washtenaw County Jail is limited to only one-to-one-visits. Here is the link to the volunteer information clearance form. It can take about three weeks before clearance is granted.
In addition to completing the clearance form, New Catholic Volunteers are also expected to ask their parish office to send a "Letter of Good Standing" stating that you are an active Catholic member of the parish (similar to that required of Godparents before a Baptism). The Letter may be emailed to [email protected] , or, mailed to: Scott Wright, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2150 Frieze Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Currently we VOLUNTEERS do not yet need to attend an orientation since currently there are no orientations scheduled. BELOW on this sign-up you will NOTICE THAT THE DATE, JULY 22, 2022, is ONLY a TENTATIVE placeholder JUST to give volunteers a "place/date" for signing-up UNTIL the actual date is announced. I will let you know as soon as possible when the actual date is announced.
We look forward to the day when the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office can permit us to resume the normal programming of Catholic Religious Services, The Holy Mass, Liturgy of the Word, distribution of Holy Eucharist, and faith sharing Bible study groups.
"The Rules & Regulations of the Jail" was in the past presented by the Jail staff. Volunteers needed to attend only one Saturday orientation each year on a Saturday, from 9:00AM - 11:00AM. Orientations start at 9:00am and last two hours.
BELOW on this sign-up you will NOTICE THAT THE DATE, JULY 22, 2022, is ONLY a TENTATIVE placeholder JUST to give volunteers a "place/date" for signing-up UNTIL the actual date is announced. I will let you know as soon as possible when the actual date is announced.
The orientations were in the Superior Room of the Learning Resource Center (LRC) a building near the jail parking lot. The address is 4135 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
All volunteers, ministers and priests are required to attend an orientation in order to have their clearance renewed and to gain clearance for the first time. Each individual is responsible for renewing their clearance status before the expiration date, which is included on your badge. When you attend the orientation session you will provide your personal information and complete a Washtenaw County Professional Visitor and Volunteer Information Form for the Criminal History Check.
Plan ahead about three weeks when clearance should be granted to you and you should be free and clear to enter the jail to assist with the Catholic Religious Services and use our schedule/sign-up. The first time that you enter the jail on a Saturday morning, you will be greeted by Gary Roche, our lead/administrator of Catholic services, and he will hand you your new W.C.Jail I.D. badge right then and there.
Questions? Contact Scott Wright [email protected] or (734-821-2121), at St. Francis Parish Office, Ann Arbor, MI. Or, Gary Roche (734-646-0481), Administrator of Catholic Religious Services at Washtenaw County Jail.
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