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What will you find here?…
This webpage was created during the Year of Mercy [2015-2016] with two main purposes in mind. The first purpose is to gather in one place multiple resources for LGBT Catholics and for Parents of LGBT Catholics who want to start a ministry. The second purpose is to build bridges with Catholics of good will because there is a great need for resources that can help us understand how we can minister to and with LGBT Catholics. Our hope is that the resources you find here may help you understand how YOU (as a youth minister, Eucharistic minister, choir director, prayer group leader, parent, priest, nun, or LGBT Catholic) can engage in respectful dialogue with others; understand how we can all respond to Pope Francis’ call for pastoral care for LGBT Catholics and their families; and how we can engage with the LGBT Catholics that are already sitting in the pews every Sunday and who are already serving in our ministries, those we minister to and those that minister to us.
The efforts to offer resources for ministry have culminated with the publication of “LGBTQ Catholics: A Guide to Inclusive Ministry”, published by Paulist Press in April, 2022. This groundbreaking book can be purchased on PaulistPress.com and Amazon.
LET US PRAY…
Dear God, help us put all our thoughts and doubts, biases and viewpoints, into your hands, so that we may be able to take whatever we learn today and put it into our heart. Please help us discern the best way we can do ministry with LGBT Catholics.