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


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

Sister Act

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.

Thank you Jim and Steven

A BIG thanks a bunch to Steven and Jim for hosting our end of summer BBQ in Huntington Beach. They have been hosting this yearly (minus COVID) ecumenical gathering for more than 18 years and it did not disappoint; what a success!!! There was a great turn out, wonderful food, delightful fellowship and high-spirited games of “Cards Against Humanity”. Thanks to all who attended to make this such a wonderful get-together and again to our most gracious hosts for allowing many of us to “overstay” our welcome once again.

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

We’ve got other upcoming events, too!