Lesbian and Gay Ministry at St. Matthew’s Church, Long Beach, CA
Our June Meeting: Pride Mass
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 3:00 p.m., St. Matthew Catholic Church, 672 Temple Ave., Long Beach
This is our time, our season. Gay and Lesbian Pride Festival are being held throughout the country. Our Long Beach Pride was held on May 18 and May 19. It is not time to be silent. It is a time to speak, to speak up for what you believe and hold sacred.
Comunidad would like to add one more event to your Pride calendar. On Sunday, June 23 at St. Matthew's Church Parish Church at 3:00 pm, Comunidad will celebrate Pride Mass. It is a time not to be silent about our Catholicism. We are proud to be LGBTQ+ Catholics. What better way to express you pride than by attending Comunidad's Pride. The Mass will satisfy your Sunday obligation.
Please join us and invite your family and friends to our celebration. Reception to follow.
Sunday, July 21, 2019 No-Host Dinner to honor St. Mary Magdalene.
Jesus appears to St . Mary after the resurrection
Love ignores personal safety and comfort. It always finds a way to increase the welfare of the beloved. Love seeks the beloved day and night. Love always seeks a way to reach the beloved, and if we seek to love, we will find a way.
This is the way Mary Magdalene loved Jesus. “The love of Christ” impelled her to seek out Jesus. She had to be with Him, whether He was dying the gruesome death of an accused criminal or risen in glorious splendor. This is the way Jesus loves us. We may be spiritually dead, but Jesus loves us so much that He never stops seeking us (from Presentation Ministries)
Monday July 22 is the feast day of St. Mary Magdalene. Pray to St. Mary that you may be imbued with the love of Christ and the ability to show that love to all those who touch your life.
On Sunday July 21 to celebrate the feast of St. Mary we will meet a local restaurant. Time and location to be determined. Please call Marilyn Pires (562.434.9873) or Steven Nadolny (714.536.5172) for further details.
Our 17th Annual Ecumenical BBQ
Saturday, August 17th, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. in Huntington Beach
As happens every summer, members of Comunidad and members of lesbian and gay ministries of other faith traditions gather in Huntington Beach for an “ecumenical” barbeque. A relaxing and fun time is had by all. Please join us! Our hosts provide hamburgers, hot dogs, and margaritas—feel free to bring something other than an entrée to share. Spouses, significant others and children are welcome. Please text Steven at 714.536.5172 to RSVP and get directions.
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