In God's Image Volunteer Efforts

Conversation with Michael O'Loughlin, host of Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church

Michael O’Loughlin, national correspondent for the Jesuit magazine  “America”, will talk about his recently released six-part podcast “Plague : Untold Stories of AIDS  & The Catholic Church.”

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The program should start about 6:30 in St. Paul’s Parish Center following the 5:15 pm Mass. Entrance can be through the Church (60th @ Columbus) after Mass, or via the Parish Center - 405 West 59th @ Columbus Ave.

A profile of In God's Image in the local weekly newspaper, the South Plainfield Observer from the June 26, 2020 issue.

Recent Coverage of In God's Image

Our Stories: Being Black, LGBT and Catholic

2020 Recent Events

On Thursday, September 24th, LGBT Catholics & Friends of St. ignatius Loyola in Manhattan hosted a panel discussion entitled “Our Stories: Being Black, LGBT and Catholic.” Two of the ministry members, along with four members of the Church of St. Charles Borromeo in East Harlem, shared their personal stories of being LGBT Catholics as well as persons of color.  43 people attended in person and interacted with 42 people participating on Zoom in this first-of-its-kind hybrid event.  The recurring theme of the evening was how important it is to be part of an accepting faith community.

Cocktail concert to benefit the Ali Forney Center
St. Augustine said, “He who sings prays twice.” Prayers are twofold in this evening of sung prayers from every time and place, ranging from chant to spirituals to songs of the living composers at St. Ignatius, from Schubert’s Ave Maria to unlikely selections by Marc Blitzstein and Meredith Monk. Bruce Rameker uses both baritone and countertenor ranges and picks from a lifetime’s collection of prayer-songs, demonstrating that there’s more than one way to pray. Composers include Hildegard von Bingen, Handel, Schubert, Poulenc, Ives, Copland, Vaughan Williams, Roger Gillen, Roosevelt Credit, and Bobby Reuter.

Bruce is a co-leader of LGBT Catholics and Friends of St. Ignatius and a member of the Interparish Collaborative. The concert is a benefit for The Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are included. 

Weds., March 11, 7:00 PM
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
980 Park Avenue

Tickets $50 - 100% of ticket cost goes directly to The Ali Forney Center.