Comunidad 

Lesbian and Gay Ministry at St. Matthew’s Church, Long Beach, CA

Upcoming Events


Our September Meeting - Sacramentals of the Catholic Church


Tuesday, September 6 in Fr. Meisel Hall at 7:00 pm, St. Mattew's Church 672 Temple Ave, Long Beach

Dear Friends,

Were you handed a scapular at Comunidad’s Evangelization Booth at Long Beach Pride, however wondered what it means? Do you know why Catholics use statues and images in our devotions? Maybe you still question what is the Rosary and why we pray it? Each of these are what the church calls sacramentals. These symbols help us come closer to Christ. The Scapular and the Rosary are considered Marian devotions.

If you would like to know more on these commonly used and frequently kept at home sacramentals and the promise of the Virgin Mary, join Comunidad for our September 6th meeting to learn more about these devotions and what they mean to us, and how they help us live and enlighten our Faith. We will meet in the Fr. Miesel Hall at 7:00PM. Hope you can join us for this stimulating and informative discussion.


Gala for St. Matthew's 101 Years


Did someone say GALA?? Come join Comunidad at celebration gala for St. Matthew’s 101st anniversary. The event will be held at Acapulco’s Mexican on PCH in Long Beach’s Marina Pacifica. Contact the Parish office, 562-439-093, to obtain your tickets.


Comunidad Annual Retreat


Divine Love and Mercy – don’t we all need that? Many may try to deny it to LGBTQIA+ Catholics. But we, too, are Children of God – a God who loves us and who is willing to share Divine Mercy with all God’s Children.

Now that the years of pandemic have become manageable, Comunidad is excited to again offer a fall retreat experience! You’re invited to: “DIVINE LOVE AND MERCY”: a Divine Mercy Retreat for LGBTQIA+ Catholics and Supporters”

Read Flyer for more details and registration form.


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