Donation For Prison Service

To all brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Peace and grace of our Lord be with you all, hoping you are all well.  Our Church (St. Mary, St. Bakhomios and St. Shenouda) in Kirrawee carried on her shoulders serving our brothers and sisters who are in prisons since 1999 and continuous till current (25 years) and with the grace of God will continue ahead.

This service covers the spiritual needs for the prisoners (inmates) i.e.:

  • The Sacrament of Repentance of Confession,
  • Offering Holy Communion and
  • distributing Holy Bibles, spiritual books, crosses, icons etc….

This service covers all our brothers and sisters who are in prison in all the prisons in NSW, from our Coptic Children and all the Orthodox prisoners from other nationalities (including: Serbian, Macedonian, Russian, Yugoslav, etc.…)

With the grace of God this service has a great influence for those who are behind bars in changing their lives to become better humans and also following them up after they are discharged out of custody. 

It also involves baptizing a good number of those who are not Christians from different backgrounds.

This service involves a lot of expenses including the long travelling by car or airplane, as 95% of the prisons are in so faraway places all over NSW. For example, a one trip to serve those far away prisons that need travel by airplane and then hiring a car from the airport to reach the prison, costs around $1500.00.

As we have been carrying those expenses for these many years, we found it is needed now to open an account for this ‘prison service’ to allow others to receive this great blessing of serving those who are behind bars by receiving donations from anyone out of his/her kind heart to support this service, which our Lord Jesus Christ ordered saying, “I was in prison and you visited Me” (Matthew 25:36).

The details of the account are:

Name of Account: Prison Service

BSB: 063-097

Account Number: 93690659

Bank: Commonwealth Bank.

We pray that the Lord our God reward everyone who offers with their offerings in the heavenly rewards.

God be with you all.  Please pray for us.