“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. [...]
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
MLGC Day of Retreat
Archdiocese Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics (MLGC)
Saturday, February 5th
10:00 am â€“ 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 existâ€”ALL ARE WELCOME!!
In the Churchâ€™s Scriptures for February 5th, Jesus tells us to â€œCome away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile.â€ Â Far be it from us to disobey the words of Jesus! Â So come to St. Camillus where you will find a place for prayer and community. Â 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 Christâ€™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 emailÂ firstname.lastname@example.org
** The MLGC Anniversary Mass and Reception have been rescheduled to accommodate Cardinal Mahonyâ€™s schedule. Â More information will be coming shortly. Thank you for your understanding.
SOMEONEâ€™S KNOCKING AT THE DOOR.Â HOW DO WE ANSWER?
RESPONDING TO THE NEEDS OFÂ LESBIAN & GAY CATHOLICS FORÂ CATECHISTS AND PARENTS.
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 beÂ for your students.
Join us for this informational series presented by theÂ Archdiocese of Los Angeles â€“ Office of Religious Education andÂ Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics.
Location: Â St. Jerome Church,Â 5550 Thornburn St.,Â Los Angeles, CA 90045
Room: Parish Hall
Tues., Nov. 09 Â 7:00 pmâ€”9:00 pm Â LGBTQA – Vocabulary
Tues., Nov. 16 Â 7:00 pmâ€”9:00 pm LGBTQA – Lesson Plans
Tues., Nov. 30 Â 7:00 pmâ€”9:00 pm LGBTQA – Church Documents
Download this Registration Flyer:
The LA Archdiocese Ministry with LesbianÂ 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: Whoâ€™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?