Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry: Outreach Opportunities

Open Hearts GLBT Support


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Community Life: Open Hearts GLBT Ministry

2012 - 2013 Programs.  Please click here for more information on our programs.

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:

  • Holy Family GLBT-theme overnight retreat: "Our Place at the Table" Friday, November 30th-Saturday, December 1, 2012 , Holy Family Monastery/retreat Center, West Hartford, CT. 
  • Involvement in Northeast Regional Interparish GLBT collaborative. 
  • Various meetings, initiatives to be announced.
  • Other programs may be added throughout the year.

Our ministry has recently networked and formed in collaboration with a regional inter-parish GLBT collaborative group, that meets in the NYC area.  We are excited about this new opportunity to meet others working in leadership with active GLBT ministries in their Catholic parishes in the Northeast region of the U.S.  We plan to hold future events in collaboration with this group and those involved in its work.

All are welcome to our meetings and activities.  For more information, email