Catholic Ministry with Lesbian & Gay Persons

"And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."
- Micah 6:8

The Catholic Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Persons, formerly called the Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics, was called into existence during a sermon given in February, 1986 by Archbishop Roger Mahony, then in office only a few months, who called for lesbians and gays to join together, supporting each other on their faith journey.

Our mission:

Believing that baptism empowers all persons to live a full, Catholic life in union with all members of the Church, the Catholic Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Persons provides a safe and welcoming environment for lesbian and gay persons, their friends and family, through liturgy, outreach, education, and fellowship.

Our ministry takes its inspiration from the Gospel; it’s shaped by Church teachings and pastoral practice; it 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. We’re actively supported throughout the Archdiocese at the parish level as an outreach ministry with gay and lesbian Catholics, their parents, families, friends, and fellow parishoners.

Saint Camillus Center hosts and supports the Catholic Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Persons.