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. Please bring an appetizer, dessert or beverage to share with the group.  

Movie nights:  We meet on the 4th Friday of each month in the Franciscan Center to enjoy a variety of films. More info coming soon.

Upcoming Gatherings:

  • Year-end Picnic: Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm. Join us for our year-end picnic in the Friary Meeting Room/patio area of the Franciscan Center. We will enjoy one another's fellowship, reflect on current year's programming and look forward to next September. RSVP by June 6, 2016 if you plan to attend. All are welcome.June 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm.
  • Families & Friends of the Gay & Lesbian Community:  Next Meeting: May 31, 2016, 6:30 pm.
All are welcome to our meetings and activities.  For more information please email