LGBTQ Ministry

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The LGBTQ Prayer Group meets tonight at 6:00 p.m. after 5:00 p.m. mass in the Rose Room. 

Celebration of the Liturgy 

Sunday Evening 5:00 p.m.  Mass

Come join our weekly Sunday evening mass. All are welcome to this vibrant liturgical celebration which is sponsored by the St. John's LGBTQ ministry

5pm Mass Flyer

 

LGBTQ Spirituality

This month is the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.  It is also the 21st anniversary of the death of Fr. Mychal Judge, OFM, a gay priest who was the chaplain to the New York City Fire Department.  Fr. Judge died in New York’s World Trade Center while he ministered to victims and first responders.  This year a new book on Father Judge's life  Mychal Judge: ‘Take Me Where You Want Me to Go,’was published. This biography of the Franciscan, written by Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry’s executive director.  

Prayer

The LGBTQ Prayer Group meets monthly at St. John's for spirtually reflection and discussion.  The LGBTQ Prayer Group will be meeting at 6:00 p.m. (after the 5:00 p.m. mass) in the Rose Room.

Prayer Group

Comunity Outreach & Service

St John's was present and proud at PRIDE!

Only in gathering such a beloved community and leaning in to hear God’s voice in our lives can we discern the justice we are called to create today, before it is safe or popular. Might that voice be inviting us to push for fuller inclusion of LGBTQ people at the eucharistic table? Or perhaps we can hear a still, small voice urging us to join with others to oppose discrimination against LGBTQ people at Catholic institutions. Maybe it’s time to have a conversation with our parish leadership about joining the ranks of LGBTQ-friendly parishes and faith communities. Every prophetic step - every letter, every conversation, every prayer - matters. As my community’s foundress St. Mother Theodore Guerin said, we may not live to see it, but we will have sown the seed. And others will reap what we have sown.

--Sr. Tracey Horan, September 25, 2022

MISSION STATEMENT

In accordance with our parish mission statement, we reach out to provide spiritual nourishment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families and friends. We seek to affirm the intrinsic value and self-worth of all people and to welcome them into full participation in the faith community. All LGBT people are welcome. We also welcome friends and family of LGBT people and anyone who might be questioning what it means to be a supportive Catholic for LGBT parishioners. Whatever your religious tradition, please know you are welcome to pray and worship with us.

For information contact Tim at [email protected]