Community Life

Open Hearts LGBT Ministry


The Open Hearts LGBT Ministry provides educational opportunities to build and develop greater visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) experiences within our church community and develop faith-building outreach programming to the diverse spectrum of the LGBT 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.  2016-2017 dates:  4/9, 5/14 and 6/11(year end picnic). 


Upcoming Gatherings:

  • Fellowship Gathering: Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm.
  • Families & Friends of the LGBT Community:  Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm.
  • LGBT Book Group: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Discussion of Chapter 5. Book: "From Sin to Amazing Grace: Discovering the Queer Christ", by Patrick Cheng.
All are welcome to our meetings and activities.  For more information please email