About Us

Our Mission is specifically to provide strong Catholic community to individuals returning from incarceration or who simply have a criminal history. They need only be repentant and willing. We work to provide all a person needs in body and soul to be rebuilt, repaired, and restored in Christ.

If a person feels called to this spirituality for a day, a year, or the rest of their life — the Serenelli Project community will walk with them the whole way, if God wills it.


Our values are faith, forgiveness, grit, accountability, and prayer and work.

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Mentorship Program

Thanks to the tireless work of our Volunteer Coordinator and Mentorship Team leader Don Lipps, we are able to train and connect mentors with mentees to walk with them on their journey of re-entry. The most essential aspect of the Serenelli Project's active apostolate is to connect people who are re-entering society from prison or who have a criminal record with the Lord Jesus and the Holy Catholic Church.

Preserving Church Items

A team of Serenellis were able to remove items from St. Louis Catholic Church in downtown Cincinnati to be stored and used when we obtain our facility. St.Louis closed at the end of 2020, and many of the items inside would be lost or thrown away if other churches and groups did not come to claim them. The Serenelli Project now has a set of two pews with matching front skirt pews, two dozen beautiful light fixtures, many smaller church and liturgical items, and a well-functioning electric organ.

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Partner with Us

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Serenelli Project an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

Volunteer Your Time

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Serenelli Project. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.