Comunidad 

Lesbian and Gay Ministry at St. Matthew’s Church, Long Beach, CA

Our February Meeting - St. Matthew, A Historical Look


Tuesday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m., Fr. Gerald Meisel Hall, St. Matthew Catholic Church, 672 Temple Ave., Long Beach

Comunidad would like to invite you to their February 4 meeting as we take a historical look at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church; Comunidad’s ministry; and the Catholic Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Persons (CMLGP). The meeting will be held in the Fr. Gerald Meisel Hall at 7:00 P.M. Comunidad is the Los Angeles Diocese’s Catholic Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Persons (CMLGP). Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Religious Ed Congress


The theme of this year’s Anaheim Regional Congress Adult Days is Live Mercy – Be Holy. Sister Rosalia Meza, Director of the Office of Religious Education, explains: “The mercy of God is expressed through our acts of love, and when these acts are born out of compassion, we embody the call to be holy. When we respond to this invitation to be holy and merciful, we are blessed with the power to reignite the hope our world is aching for!”

The following workshops discuss LGBT issues:

Workshop Date/Time Presenter(s)
Learning from Generations of LGBTQ Catholics Friday, February 21 3:00 - 4:30 pm Fr. Chris Ponnet
Arthur Fitzmaurice, PhD
Yunuen Trujillo
What Can Stigma Teach Us About Mercy and Holiness? Saturday, February 22 - 10:00 - 11:30 am Arthur Fitzmaurice, PhD
What Next for LGBTQ Catholics? Saturday, February 22 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm Fr. James Martin
Herramientas para construir puentes con los Católicos LGBTQ Saturday, February 22 - 1:00 - 2:30 pm Fr. Michael Gutierrez
Yunuen Trujillo
Siendo Iglesia de encuentro con católicos LGBTQ: Los 5 pasos del modelo de encuentro de Jesús Sunday, February 23 - 10:00 - 11:30 pm Fr. Michael Gutierrez
Yunuen Trujillo

We’ve got other upcoming events, too!