Community Life

Open Hearts GLBT Ministry


The Open Hearts GLBT Ministry provides educational opportunities to build and develop greater visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) experiences within our church community and develop faith-building outreach programming to the diverse spectrum of the GLBT community.

As a Catholic parish committed to justice, Open Hearts Ministry of the Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry will actively provide and promote faith opportunities that build community for those who may have experienced spiritual disconnection.


Fellowship Gatherings, every second Sunday of the month, September-June, immediately following the 5:00 PM Mass at 6:00 PM.

Upcoming Gatherings:

  • BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: This is a monthly series that continues to meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6 pm in the Franciscan Center to discuss John J. McNeill’s book, Taking a Chance on GodLiberating Theology for Gays, Lesbians and Their Lovers, Families, and Friends.
All are welcome to our meetings and activities.  For more information please email