Lesbian and Gay Ministry at St. Matthew’s Church, Long Beach, CA
Our April Meeting is canceled
The coronavirus - take up your cross and follow me
Dear Members of Our Comunidad Family,
The Triduum: from the evening of Holy Thursday and the Last Supper – through Easter Sunday evening after the Apostles are told about Jesus’ appearance on the Road to Emmaus -- represent the most holy days of our Church year. As part of this ultimate sacrifice of laying down His Life, Jesus – [whose Incarnation (i.e. God taking on our human form) was already an enormous sacrifice] -- suffers and dies out of God’s Love for us. His Words from the Cross remind us not only of His Sacrifice, but also of our own lives and spiritual journey.
Because of the Coronavirus pandemic we will not be meeting in person at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Long Beach. But perhaps some of us can be there together in spirit (i.e. doing this together between 7-9PM on 4/7)? Our virtual program for April is an invitation to a deeper friendship with Jesus by reflecting on the Seven Last Word of Jesus as he hung on the cross. We have create Dropbox where you can download April’s meeting outline, spiritual resources, community resources.
Please note that the Comunidad's May meeting will also be cancelled.
Our June Meeting: Our Annual Pride Mass 2020
Sunday, June 7, 3:00 pm St. Matthew Catholic Church, 672 Temple Ave., Long Beach
On Sunday June 7 at 3:00 pm, Comunidad celebrates Gay Pride with a Eucharistic meal. Now more than ever we must heed the words of Jesus: “Do not be afraid. Go on speaking and do not be silenced, for I am with you. (Acts of the Apostles)” Comunidad continues to speak to the LBGT community. Comunidad prays Psalm 23: [The Lord] “guides me in right paths for his name's sake. Even though I walk in a dark valley I fear no evil for you are at my side.”
Since it is impossible to predict the course of the coronavirus, we do not know whether the Mass will be in person or virtual. We will be having a Mass. We will keep you appraised as our plans developed.
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