St. Ignatius of Loyola
LGBT Catholics and Friends meets at the Parish House on the third Thursday of every month, from September to June.
For more information, check out the parish website here or follow us on Facebook here.
Who We Are
We are a group of LGBT parishioners and family and friends (and parents) of LGBT persons. We are a parish ministry of, by and for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender sisters and brothers in Christ and those who love and support them. Our ministry extends to, and embraces, the mission of the entire parish, our home.
What We Are About
Our ministry is inspired by the words of St. Ignatius: “God loves us, creates us, and wants to share life with us forever.”
First and foremost, we are creating a home at St. Ignatius Loyola where all LGBT persons and those who love and support them are welcome, and where LGBT persons are fully affirmed and celebrated.
Second, we strive to be a beacon of hope for persons who have felt marginalized and cut off from our Church, inviting them to renewal through a ministry of reconciliation and justice. We foster mutual respect, compassion and sensitivity between our parish (and other ministries in the parish) and the wider community on LGBT issues through education and dialogue.
Saint Francis of Assisi
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In the words of St. Francis of Assisi, “We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” The Church of St. Francis of Assisi Gay and Lesbian Outreach is a fellowship where gay and lesbian people of faith are welcome to explore their spirituality and share their experience, strength, and hope with one another. We actively provide and promote faith opportunities that build community for those who have experienced spiritual disconnection. We attempt to fulfill our mission by providing a safe place for spiritual events, educational and social activities, and outreach to the larger parish and Archdiocesan community.
For more information please contact: Meredith Augustin, Director of LGBT Ministry
Saint Francis de Sales
Visit the LGBTQIA page on the parish websitehere. Or visit us on Facebook here.
VISION: “Start from Within and Open the Doors”
To develop an organized program for Catholic members of the LGBTQ community to assemble, work together, support each other, enjoy one another, and help expand the program ultimately reaching out and extending the welcome and support to non-Catholic members of the LGBTQ community. The word 'Catholic', after all, means universal.
To foster an encompassing, integrated, and inclusive pastoral and spiritual care and ministry to Catholic members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, and straight ally communities. Contact: Jay Malsky (JayMalsky@gmail.com).
Church of the Ascension
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Our Parish has been serving the Upper West Side, Manhattan Valley and Morningside Heights communities since 1895.
No matter your age, your race, your gender, or your sexual orientation, there is a place for you at Ascension. You'll meet wonderful people, hear the word of God proclaimed, be nourished by the Eucharist, enjoy good programs, be challenged to live the Gospel and so much more. Come as you are, be who you are – your presence will enrich us.
Check out the parish site here. You may also check the OSP site directly here as well. Out @ St Paul (OSP) is the Gay & Lesbian ministry of our parish—St. Paul the Apostle in New York City—which seeks to engage our Catholic faith through service to our community, social activities and the exploration of Catholic spirituality.
We host events and activities around three guiding principles:
SPIRITUALITY: Enrich the spiritual and intellectual needs of G&L Catholics.
DIALOGUE: Build a positive community spirit and provide a safe and nurturing environment for G&L parishioners at St. Paul’s.
SERVICE: Leverage the talents of G&L parishioners to focus on needs within the G&L community in NYC.
For more information about upcoming events or email us at OSP@stpaultheapostle.org
Saint Francis Xavier
Xavier Gay Catholics
Check out the Xavier Gay Catholics site here.
Men meet monthly on the first and third Fridays in a welcoming, affirming environment to address gay Catholic life and how best to live authentically our commitment to the Gospel. Regular meetings are held in the Mary Chapel at 7PM. Please enter at 55 W. 15th Street. Contact SFXGCGroup@gmail.com for more information.
Check out the Xavier Gay Catholic lesbian site here.
Catholics and non-Catholics, the religious and not-so-religious—all are welcome! Our mission is to provide a safe place for gay women to come together and discuss issues related to spirituality, identity, and community. Led and organized by parishioners since 1993, we meet on the second Friday of every month, from September through June, at the Church of St. Francis Xavier, 55 W. 15th St., West Room, second floor, and offsite in July and August. Contact SFXWomen@aol.com. (929) 333-5011