Special Works

Court Services

Prison Apostolate / Court Services

This dual-purpose prison ministry dates back to the early seventies.

Our Mandate

The general mandate of the Prison Apostolate is to visit and befriend inmates in the various jails and detention centres in the Toronto area.

The main function of Court Services is to relay messages on behalf of the accused awaiting trial while temporarily held in the holding cells located at the Toronto Old City Hall.


This ministry, effectively run entirely by volunteers, reports directly to Toronto Central Council through its chairman. Any person interested in this ministry is requested to contact Frank Boscariol, Chairman, Prison Apostolate and Court Services at 416-364-5577 ext. 225.