Saint Francis de Sales
Saint Francis of Assisi
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:
Director of LGBT Ministry
Saint Francis Xavier
Xavier Gay Catholics
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.
Xavier Catholic Lesbians
Practicing Catholics and those curious about our faith, 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 at the Church of St. Francis Xavier on the second Friday of every month at 55 W. 15th St., West Room, New York, NY 10011. Contact SFXWomen@aol.com or (917) 297-6804 for more information.
Saint Paul the Apostle
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.