GLBT Ministry

Mission statement

In accordance with our parish mission statement, we reach out to provide spiritual nourishment for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their families and friends. We seek to affirm the intrinsic value and self-worth of all people and to welcome them into full participation in the faith community. All GLBT people are welcome. We also welcome friends and family of GLBT people and anyone who might be questioning what it means to be a supportive Catholic for GLBT parishioners. Whatever your religious tradition, please know you are welcome to pray and worship with us. You can obtain our full list of events and programs from our calendar of events.

Always Our Children

The Always Our Children (AOC) program, named after the U.S. Bishops’ 1998 pastoral letter of the same name, provides a confidential setting for persons who identify as GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender), their family, and their friends, in which we share our experiences and concerns.

We invite you to join our group meeting at 3:15 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month (except for holiday weekends) in Room 403 of Anthony Hall at St. Francis of Assisi, 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC. For more information, visit our ministry website, call Kathryn Cox – 919-618-2178.

Please join us to share your experience and support others in their journey.

The following resources are available in our Ministry Resource Center:

• Homosexuality: Catholic Teaching and Pastoral Practice by Gerald Coleman.
• With Listening Hearts: Understanding the Voices of Lesbian and Gay Catholics by Peter Liuzzi.
• Spiritual Direction and the Gay Person by James Empereur.
• Seeds of Hope: Compassionate Ministry with Gay and Lesbian Catholics and their Families, A Practical Resource Manual.

For more information about this ministry, call Chuck Small at (919) 859-4889.


St. Francis of Assisi GLBT Ministry Fall Retreat
“An Invitation to Wholeness and Holiness”
 November 4-6, 2016

St. Francis of Assisi GLBT Ministry Retreat: A weekend of prayer and sharing on Emerald Isle, NC. Our retreat will be led by Steve Kluge, OFM, associate pastor at the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh. Using the Psalms and Scripture, Steve will invite us to unwrap the gift of God’s love in our life as beloved children of God.


When:                   November 4-6, 2016, 7 pm Friday – noon Sunday, ending with Mass

Where:                  Trinity Center, Pine Knoll Shores, NC

Cost:                    $190-double, $230-single – $50 reservation fee (refundable until Oct. 1)

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