Penang Diocesan Prison Ministry
The Penang Diocesan Prison Ministry (PDPM) has come a long way since its inception in 2014. Within the last seven years, it has increased its Outreach from one prison in Penang to the current nine prisons in the states of Penang, Kedah, Perlis, Perak and Kelantan. More recruitment drives throughout the Penang Diocese have also seen more commissioning ceremonies.
As part of its continued expansion programme, the PDPM has also begun the trial phase of its Freedom House Project since April 9, 2018, where fortnightly programmes are conducted to re-connect ex-prisoners with their families and help them re-enter society. This is coordinated by the PDPM Outreach Team, operating from St Francis Xavier’s Church via collaboration with The Light House in Penang.