Catholic LGBTQ Ministry

  • Mission

    Catholic LGBTQ Ministry affirms that all the baptized, in the diversity of our sexual orientation and gender identities, are called to full participation in the life, worship, and mission of the church. The ministry fosters inclusivity, mutual understanding, and appreciation of all persons by promoting hospitality, education, and support to our LGBTQ+ members and their family, friends, and allies.

    We share this statement crafted by our friends
    at St. Patrick's, Memphis.

  • Cardinal Wilton Gregory

    "You belong to the heart of this Church. And there is nothing that you may do, may say, that will ever rip you from the heart of this Church. There is a lot that has been said to you, about you, behind your back, that is painful and sinful. We have to find a way to talk to one another. I think that's the way Jesus ministered. He engaged people, he took them where they were at, and he invited them to go deeper, closer to God."    Theology on Tap, August 2019

  • “To be sure that we do not leave anyone behind, to be sure that all are welcome in their own home, and to be sure that we promote genuine gratitude and reverence for the gift that each one of us is to the Church."   Bishop Terry Steib, SVD

  • Contacts

    Vicki Sheridan,
    Catholic LGBTQ Ministry Coordinator


    Tom Burke, Pastor
  • pope Francis at Angelus: Christian communion built by welcoming, not dividing

    “The Holy Spirit does not want closedness,” said the Pope. “He wants openness, and welcoming communities where there is a place for everyone.”

    September 26, 2021 Article

  • God Loves Your Children as They Are

    Pope Francis told a group of parents of L.G.B.T. children yesterday that “God loves your children as they are” and “the church loves your children as they are because they are children of God.” He did so in a brief encounter with some 40 Italian parents (both mothers and fathers) of L.G.B.T. children after the public audience in the Renaissance courtyard of San Damaso in the Vatican.

    September 17, 2020 Article