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Support the Archdiocese of SF Restorative Justice Ministry

April 18, 2018

The Archdiocese of San Francisco

Office of Human Life and Dignity

One Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco CA 94109-6602 • Phone (415) 614-5572


The Archdiocese of San Francisco - Restorative Justice Ministry is recognizing 100 volunteers with a Community Recognition Award Dinner for their exceptional contributions as they reach 5 to 20 years of committed service specifically in detention services.  At this event we will also highlight some unique Community Leaders and Organizations that support the mission of this ministry.  

Although The Community Recognition Award Dinner event will be hosted June 26, 2018 we want to RECOGNIZE today all volunteers in celebration of this week’s official National Volunteer Week, held from April 15-21, 2018.  National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration observed in many countries, to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism and volunteering.  If you know a person that volunteers anywhere please say “THANK YOU”.

Volunteers in Detention Services live the quote below, not only in deed and truth but in love for the people they serve in various jails and prisons and in other capacities.  Little children, let us love not in word and speech, but in action and truth.” (1 John 3:18)

We are asking for your help. Please join us to thank the volunteers, community leaders and organizations that support the people we serve.   


Community Recognition Award Dinner

St. Mary’s Cathdredal of the Assumption,  Event Center
1111 Gough Street, San Francisco

Thursday, June 26, 2018 | 6:00 to 9:30 pm

Honoring Volunteers, Community Leaders and Organizations supporting our mission.

The keynote speaker for this celebration will be Renee Bondi.

A professional Christian singer and teacher of choral music at her hometown high school in San Juan Capistrano, California, Renée and her fiancé, Mike were living what she called “the good life”. Then, two months prior to their wedding in 1988, a freak accident left Renée paralyzed from the neck down.  Told she would never walk or sing again, Renée remained faithful to Christ while adapting to life in a wheelchair.  Determined to live her life for the Lord, Renée made the best of her condition, exercising her diaphragm until in 1992 she realized she could sing again! A gifted Christian singer before and after her accident, Renée uses her dynamic speaking ability to share her victorious story, capturing the audience with her angelic voice, music and message.  Renée is involved in prison ministry at her local correctional facility and with other prison ministries in Southern California.


All proceeds will sustain free of charge the community retreats, conferences & training we offer, including serving homicide survivors / funerals, people in custody, formerly incarcerated, education scholarship programs, support groups, substance abuse & violence prevention.

Welcoming New Volunteers!
If you have never volunteered with the Restorative Justice Ministry before, please visit our Volunteer Information page and sign up. Thank you!