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

Upcoming Events


Tuesday, October 5, 7:00 pm in Fr. Gerald Meisel Hall, St. Matthew Catholic Church, 672 Temple Ave., Long Beach

On Tuesday, October 5th at 7:00 P.M. we will meet in the parish hall for our October meeting. The theme “Remembering” will include reading poems from Leslea Newman’s published October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard. Newman uses poetry to tell the story of the beating death of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old homosexual college student at the University of Wyoming in October of 1998. She describes how Shepard was lured into a truck by his murders and how those men left him to die. There will be a discussion after reading each poem.

At our November meeting we will be holding Steering Committee Member elections for the 2022 year. I encourage you to consider sharing your talents in YOUR ministry by volunteering for this opportunity. The committee meets once a month, typically the 3rd Tuesday, from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. We discuss the upcoming monthly activities our ministry will participate in. Please feel free to contact me, 562-427-4558, for more information and/or add your name to the hat. God Bless, Mark

October 23rd, at 8:00 PM, at the Long Beach Playhouose

Join us on October 23rd, at 8:00 PM, at the Long Beach Playhouse for the opening night of SISTER ACT. Tickets are $27.00, which includes a Champagne Gala and can be purchased on their website (act fast before they sell out). Comunidad Board Members will be wearing a white and pink shirt with the Comunidad logo: come say hello and/or join us for drinks afterwards. Give Mark Davis a call at 562-427-4558 if you are interested in gathering before the show for a meal.

Mark your Calendar

As we look forward to the remainder of our year, here are a few things we have planned:

  • November 2- All Souls/All Saints themed event
  • December 4th at 8:00PM at the Long Beach Playhouse Opening Night of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
    See above on how to purchase tickets
  • December 7- Celebrating Christmas
  • January 4 - Theme to be determined

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