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Ministry with Lesbian & Gay Catholics

MLGC was called into existence during a February 1986 sermon in which the new Archbishop (in office only a few months) called for a community, "comunidad" in Spanish, of lesbians and gays to support each other on their journey. The MLGC recognizes that all persons with a homosexual orientation are capable of living a full Catholic life in union with all the members of the Church. MLGC takes its inspiration from the Gospel; is shaped by Church teachings and pastoral practice; borrows appropriately from the insights of the social and biological sciences; and listens, ponders, and prays over the lived experience of those to whom it ministers.

21 February 2012 0 Comments

MLGC @ Religious Ed Congress 2012

Our annual guide for LGBT Catholics and their families at this year’s Los Angeles Religious Education Congress 2012.

To download the PDF, click here.








4 January 2012 2 Comments


“Above all, trust in the slow work of God.”

Merry Christmas from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics (MLGC)!

As we experience the emotions of the Christmas season, and as we reflect on the year past and prepare for the year to come, these words (see below) of Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ can bring us hope and joy in how God is working in each of us and in our Church and our world. [...]

28 September 2011 0 Comments


click here Download our latest newsletter, just in time for the Autumn 2011 season!

28 September 2011 2 Comments

25th Anniversary Mass announced

MLGC 25th Anniversary Logo


Saturday, Oct 22 -6PM

Mass & Reception [...]

14 February 2011 0 Comments

MLGC @ Religious Ed Congress 2011

Guide for LGBT Catholics and their families at this year’s Los Angeles Religious Education Congress:

To download the PDF, click here: mlgc-recongress guide2011

19 January 2011 0 Comments

Day of Retreat – Feb 5, 2011

MLGC Day of Retreat
Archdiocese Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics (MLGC)

Saturday, February 5th
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Hosted by St. Camillus Center for Pastoral Care
1911 Zonal Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033

YOU ARE INVITED to join other lesbian and gay Catholics, parents, and supporters for a spiritual day of retreat.
Whether you are a member of one of the ministries to lesbian and gay Catholics throughout the archdiocese, or you were not aware that these ministries exist—ALL ARE WELCOME!!

In the Church’s Scriptures for February 5th, Jesus tells us to “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile.”  Far be it from us to disobey the words of Jesus!  So come to St. Camillus where you will find a place for prayer and community.  We will close the day with an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation with a priest who will listen with compassion, and a celebration of Mass.

And bring a friend who needs renewal and this face of the Catholic Church which we hope witnesses to Christ’s love for all of us.

We ask you to bring a dish or drink to share if possible.

For more information, or to offer your service as an additional priest for Reconciliation, please email mlgc.losangeles@gmail.com

** The MLGC Anniversary Mass and Reception have been rescheduled to accommodate Cardinal Mahony’s schedule.  More information will be coming shortly. Thank you for your understanding.

13 October 2010 0 Comments

November series offered at St. Jerome



As a Catholic Educator:

Where are you today with these issues?

Where do you want to be with these issues?

The following sessions are intended to help you to get to where you need to be for your students.

Join us for this informational series presented by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles – Office of Religious Education and Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics.

Location:  St. Jerome Church, 5550 Thornburn St., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Room: Parish Hall

Tues., Nov. 09  7:00 pm—9:00 pm  LGBTQA – Vocabulary

Tues., Nov. 16  7:00 pm—9:00 pm LGBTQA – Lesson Plans

Tues., Nov. 30  7:00 pm—9:00 pm LGBTQA – Church Documents

Download this Registration Flyer:

LGBT QA for Catechists – ENGLISH (OLA Region)

LGBT QA for Catechists – SPANISH (OLA Region)

13 October 2010 0 Comments

MLGC at Regional Congress 2010

The LA Archdiocese Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics is scheduled to give presentations at the following Regional Congresses this October:

October 9: Santa Barbara (English only)

October 16: San Gabriel (English and Spanish)

October 23: Our Lady of the Angels (English and Spanish)

Session Title: Who’s that Knocking?

Description: Stories about Lesbians and Gays, their families and friends, who come to the Church (us) to seek guidance and help. How do we answer when they knock?