LGBTQ-Friendly Parishes & Faith Communities

Parishes and faith communities included in this listing have been recommended as places of welcome for LGBTQ people.

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Alabama

Alabama

Decatur: Annunciation of the Lord

Montgomery: St. Bede

California

California

Baldwin Park:  St. John the Baptist

Berkeley: Holy Spirit Parish

Burney: St. Francis of Assisi

Carlesbad: St. Patrick

Camarillo: Padre Serra Parish

Claremont: Our Lady of the Assumption

El Cajon: St. Luke

Encino: Our Lady of Grace

Escondido: St. Timothy

Fremont: St. Joseph-Mission San Jose

Fresno: St. Paul Newman Center,  St. Anthony Claret

Goleta: St. Mark University Parish

Hawthorne: St. Joseph (Spanish)

Hayward: All Saints

        Huntington Beach:  Saints Simon and Jude

LaPuente: St. Martha

Lemon Grove: St. John of the Cross

Long Beach: Our Lady of RefugeSt. Matthew

Los Angeles: Blessed Sacrament; Christ the King; Mother of Good Counsel; St. Agatha; St. Anselm; St. Camillus Center-LA USC Medical Center (Spanish); St. Paul the Apostle

North Hollywood: St. Jane Frances de Chantal; St. Patrick

Oakland: Our Lady of LourdesSt. Columba; St. Jarlath

Oceanside: St. Thomas More

Orange: Holy Family Cathedral

Orangevale:  Divine Savior

Palm Springs:  St. Theresa; Our Lady of Guadalupe; Our Lady of Solitude

Pasadena: Assumption of the B.V.M.

Redondo Beach: St. Lawrence Martyr

Redwood City: St. Matthias

Ross: St. Anselm

Sacramento: St. Francis of Assisi

San Carlos: St. Charles

San Diego: Ascension; St. John the Evangelist; St. Jude Shrine; Catholic Community of UC, San Diego

San Dimas: Holy Name of Mary

San Francisco: Most Holy Redeemer; Old St. Mary’s Cathedral; St. Agnes; St. DominicSt. Ignatius; St. Teresa of Avila

San Jose: St. Julie Billiart

San Luis Obispo: Old Mission of San Luis Obispo

San Ramon: St. Joan of Arc

San Raphael: Church of San Raphael & Mission San Rafael Archangel

Santa Barbara: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Santa Clare: GALA

Santa Cruz: Holy Cross

Santa Monica: St. Monica

Spring Valley: Santa Sophia

South Pasadena: Holy Family

Stanford: Catholic Community of Stanford University

Valinda: St. Martha

Vernon: Holy Angels Church of the Deaf

Walnut Creek: St. John Vianney

West Hollywod: St. Ambrose; St. Victor

Whittier: St. Mary of the Assumption

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Delaware

North Wilmington: Holy Child

Wilmington: St. Joseph, Sacred Heart Oratory

District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington: Holy Trinity; St. Matthew Cathedral

Florida

Florida

Cocoa Beach: Our Savior

Daytona Beach: Our Lady of Lourdes

Flagler Beach: Santa Maria del Mar

Fort Lauderdale: Blessed SacramentSt. Anthony; St. Maurice

Key West:  Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea

Tampa: Sacred Heart

Georgia

Idaho

Indiana

Indiana

Dyer: St. Maria Goretti

Evansville: St. Mary

Indianapolis: St. Thomas Aquinas

Iowa

Iowa

Coralville: St. Thomas More

        Des Moines:  Holy Trinity

Louisiana

Louisiana

New Orleans: St. Augustine

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Amherst: Newman Catholic Center

Boston: St. JosephPaulist Center; St. Anthony Shrine; St. Cecilia

Brimfield: St. Christopher

Buzzard’s Bay: St. Margaret’s and St. Mary’s

East Longmeadow: St. Michael

        Medford: Catholic Community at Tufts University

Monson:  St. Patrick

Newton: St. Ignatius

Provincetown: St. Peter

Sharon: Our Lady of Sorrows

Springfield: Sacred Heart

        Whitinsville: St. Patrick

Michigan

Michigan

Ann Arbor: St. Mary’s Student Parish

Detroit: Christ the KingGesu Parish; St. Leo

        Livonia:  St. Edith

St. Ignace: St. Ignatius Loyola

Westland: Ss. Simon and Jude

Minnesota

Minnesota

Minneapolis: St. Francis Cabrini; St. Joan of Arc 

        St. Paul:  St. Thomas More

Montana

Montana

Billings: Holy Rosary; St. Pius X

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

Merrimack: St. John Neumann

Pelham: St. Patrick

New Jersey

New Jersey

 Clifton:  St. Philip

Hoboken:  Our Lady of Grace

Keyport: St. Joseph

Lawrenceville: St. Ann

Long Beach Island: St. Francis of Assisi

Maplewood: St. Joseph

Monmouth: Church of the Precious Blood

Pompton Lakes: St. Mary

       River Edge:  St. Peter the Apostle

South Plainfield: Sacred Heart

Tinton Falls: St. Anselm

        Turnersville: Sts. Peter and Paul

New Mexico

New Mexico

Albuquerque: Holy Family

Espanola: Sacred Heart of Jesus

North Carolina

North Carolina

Charlotte: St. Peter

Durham: Immaculate Conception

Fayetteville: St. Patrick

Raleigh: St. Francis of Assisi

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Tulsa: St. Jerome

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Danville: St. Joseph

        Latrobe: St. Vincent Basilica

Philadelphia: Old St. Joseph; Old St. Mary; St. John the Evangelist; St. Vincent de Paul

Wallingford:  St. John Chrysostom

Wilkinsburg: St. James

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Providence: St. Raymond

       Warwick: Sts. Rose & Clement

Wickford: St. Bernard

Tennessee

Texas

Virginia

Virginia

Arlington: Our Lady Queen of Peace

Glen Allen: St. Michael the Archangel

Mechanicsville: Church of the Redeemer

Richmond: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart; Sacred Heart Parish

Roanoke: St. Gerard

Triangle: St. Francis

Virginia Beach: St. Nicholas

Washington

Wisconsin

Canada

Canada

Montreal: Holy Cross

Montreal: L’Église Saint-Pierre-Apôtre

Ottawa: St. Joseph

Toronto: Our Lady of Lourdes

England

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

Belfast: Clonard Monastery Parish

Arizona

Arizona

Scottsdale: Franciscan Renewal Center

California

California

Bermuda Dunes:  St. Clare of Assisi

Pleasanton: Catholic Community of Pleasanton

San Diego: Mary Magdalene Catholic Community

San Francisco:  Dignity/San Francisco

District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Communitas

Florida

Florida

Tampa: Franciscan Center

Iowa

Maryland

Michigan

Michigan

Grand Rapids: Marywood

Kalamazoo: Lambda Catholics

Minnesota

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Drexel Hill: St. Mary Magdalene Community

Pittsburgh: Dignity/Pittsburgh

Virginia

Virginia

Arlington: NOVA Catholic Community

McLean: PAX Community

Washington

Wisconsin

Ireland

Ireland

Dublin:  Orlagh in the City

Korea

Korea

Seoul: Alpha Omega