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

Upcoming Events

Our December Meeting - Annual Christmas Party

Tuesday, January 8, 7:00 p.m., Fr. Gerald Meisel Hall, St. Matthew Catholic Church, 672 Temple Ave., Long Beach

On December 4, Comunidad will gather together to celebrate Christmas in style and good cheer. As is our tradition, Comunidad will be hosting a holiday party with lots of goodies and some classic Christmas tunes. So, keep the date free on your calendar. Comunidad will be supplying the main course and drinks. If you’re able, please bring a side dish or dessert to share with fellow partygoers. Members are encouraged to bring unwanted Christmas ornaments to help decorate. There will also be a White Elephant exchange (the gifts will be provided).

Our January Meeting: Pope Francis - A Man of His Word

Tuesday, January 8, 7:00 p.m., Fr. Gerald Meisel Hall, St. Matthew Catholic Church, 672 Temple Ave., Long Beach

Note the date change: Since the first Tuesday falls on New Years Day. our meeting has been moved to Tuesday January 8.

On January 8 Comunidad is proud to screen the documentary, Pope Francis – a Man of His Word
German director, Wim Wenders, was granted unprecedented access to interview Pope Francis. The result was the documentary, Pope Francis – A Man for His Word." Justin Chang, film critic for the Los Angeles Times writes: Wenders “films the pope in close-up, allowing the viewer to bask at length in the beatific warmth of his smile and his infectious, magnetic way with language. As the director notes in his own recurring voice-over, ‘Pope Francis has no weapons other than words.’ But what words! His rhetoric can be compassionate and humorous, fiery and bracingly down–to–earth. He extols the dignity of work, denounces a culture obsessed with material wealth and calls the global hunger epidemic ‘a scandal.’ When a young girl asks when he knew he wanted to be pope, the sharp honesty of his reply (‘Someone who has the desire to become pope doesn't really like himself’) feels like a reinforcement of his authenticity, as well as his improbable rightness for a job he never envisioned for himself.” Read Justin Chang's complete review.

Light refreshments will be served. Please joins us to view this inspiring documentary. All are welcome.

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