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

Upcoming Events

Ecumenical BBQ

Steven and Jim invite you to their annual Ecumenical BBQ. This year it will be held on Saturday, August 13th in Huntington Beach. Bring your favorite dish to share and come join the fun. There will be great food, games and fellowship. Last years game of Card Against Humanity was a Hugh hit!!! With recent rises in COVID, our host require all guests to be fully vaccinated and boosted or so proof of a negative test within 2 days. To RSVP send an email to or text Steven at 714-536-5172.

Health Alert - Monkey Pox

Monkeypox virus has been in the news as the number in LA County and across the country is on the rise. Most cases so far, including the 22 in LA County, have primarily between men who have sex with men. Though this virus is not sexually transmitted, the highest risk of transmission is by very close shin to skin contact. Symptoms are flu-like: and include fever, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes and blisters. Public health officials encourage anyone at risk to be vaccinated. Consult your primary care provider or a local health department for more information.

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.

Mark your Calendar

  • September 9, 2022 - 101 Anniversary of St. Matthew's Church at Acapulco Restaurant in Long Beach
  • October 22 - Divine Mercy Retreat to be held at Daughters of Mary and Joseph Retreat Center, Rancho Palos Verdes. More information to follow

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