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. We are currently meeting via Zoom.

All are welcome to our meetings and activities.  To receive the Zoom link or for more information please email

Upcoming Events:

All meeting information can be found in our 2020-2021 Open Hearts LGBT Ministry Flyer.

Please contact the office at 860-756-4034 or email with Open Hearts Ministry in the subject line, if you would like to be added to our email list.