LGBTQ-Friendly Parishes & Faith Communities

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

Know a parish or faith community that should be on this listing?

If you know a parish or faith community that should be added to this list (or a place that has become unwelcoming for LGBTQ people, as communities change over time), please let us know by clicking here or by calling (301) 277-5674.

Interested in developing LGBTQ ministry for your parish or faith community?

Our “Next Steps” program, intended for both new and existing ministries, helps individuals and communities discern what next steps are possible for them to create more welcoming pastoral environments. More information is available here.

Our “Parish Life” page has a number of resources for LGBTQ ministry. You can find it here.


Decatur: Annunciation of the Lord

Montgomery: St. Bede


Anaheim: Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church

Berkeley: Holy Spirit Parish; St. Mary Magdalen

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. Anthony Claret

Fullerton: St. Philip Benizi

Fresno: St. Anthony Claret

Goleta: St. Mark University Parish

Hawthorne: St. Joseph (Spanish)

Hayward: All Saints

La Cañada Flintridge: St. Bede the Venerable

La Puente:  St. Louis of France

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, St. Dominic (Eagle Rock)

        Manhattan Beach: American Martyrs

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

Oakland: Our Lady of LourdesSt. Columba

Oceanside: St. Thomas More

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, St. Ignatius

San Carlos: St. Charles

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

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, San Roque

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

        Vista: St. Francis of Assisi

Walnut Creek: St. John Vianney

West Hollywod: St. Ambrose; St. Victor

Whittier: St. Mary of the Assumption

        Woodland Hills:  St. Mel


Guilford: St. George’s

Hartford: Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center; St. Patrick-St. Anthony

        Middlebury and Southbury:  MiddSouthCatholic

New Haven:  St. Thomas More Chapel & Center


North Wilmington: Holy Child

        Rehoboth Beach: St. Edmond

Wilmington: St. Joseph, Sacred Heart Oratory

District of Columbia

Washington: Holy Trinity; St. Matthew Cathedral, St. Patrick


Cocoa Beach: Our Savior

Daytona Beach: Our Lady of Lourdes

Flagler Beach: Santa Maria del Mar

Fort Lauderdale: Blessed SacramentSt. Anthony; St. Maurice

Fort Myers: St. John XXIII

Jupiter: St. Peter

Pensacola: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

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

Tampa: Sacred Heart


Atlanta: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

       Decatur: St. Thomas More


Coralville: St. Thomas More

        Des Moines:  Holy Trinity


New Orleans: St. Augustine


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

       Cambridge: St. Peter

East Longmeadow: St. Michael  

Lexington: Sacred Heart Saint Brigid

Medford: Catholic Community at Tufts University

Monson:  St. Patrick

Newton: St. Ignatius

Provincetown: St. Peter

Sharon: Our Lady of Sorrows

Springfield: Sacred Heart, Holy Cross

       Wayland:  Good Shepherd

Westford: Blessed Trinity Parish

Whitinsville: St. Patrick


Ann Arbor: St. Mary’s Student Parish

Detroit: Christ the KingGesu Parish; St. Leo; Ss. Peter and Paul

        Livonia:  St. Edith

Rochester Hills:  St. Irenaeus

St. Ignace: St. Ignatius Loyola

Westland: Ss. Simon and Jude

Jackson:  Christ the King


Billings: Holy Rosary; St. Pius X

New Hampshire

Pelham: St. Patrick

New Jersey

Berkeley Heights:  Little Flower

Cherry Hill:  Christ Our Light

Clifton:  St. Philip, St. Clare

Hoboken:  Our Lady of Grace

Lawrenceville: St. Ann

Long Beach Island: St. Francis of Assisi

Maplewood: St. Joseph

        Marlton:  St. Joan of Arc

Monmouth: Church of the Precious Blood

Pompton Lakes: St. Mary

        River Edge:  St. Peter the Apostle

Sicklerville:  St. Charles Borromeo

South Plainfield: Sacred Heart

       Stirling:  Shrine of St. Joseph

Turnersville: Sts. Peter and Paul,

Upper Saddle River:  Church of the Presentation

Wayside: St. Anselm

North Carolina

Charlotte: St. Peter

Durham: Immaculate Conception

Fayetteville: St. Patrick

Raleigh: St. Francis of Assisi, St. Raphael the Archangel


Akron: St. Bernard

        Centerville:  St. Leonard Faith Community

Cincinnati:  Bellarmine Chapel, Xavier University; St. Francis de Sales; St. Francis Seraph

Cleveland: Blessed Trinity; St. Malachi; St. Martha

Columbus: St. Francis of Assisi

Fairlawn: St. Hilary

Mentor: St. John Vianney

Shaker Heights:  St. Dominic

Solon:  Church of the Resurrection

University Heights: Church of the Gesu

Westlake: St. Ladislas

Willoughby Hills: St. Noel


Bryn Mawr/Villanova:  St. Thomas of Villanova

Danville: St. Joseph

        Latrobe: St. Vincent Basilica

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

        Pittsburgh: St. Joseph the Worker

Wallingford:  St. John Chrysostom

Wilkinsburg: St. Mary Magdalene

Rhode Island

Providence: St. Raymond

       Warwick: Sts. Rose & Clement

Wickford: St. Bernard


Memphis: St. Patrick,  Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

        Nashville: Christ the King


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

Bridgeport: All Saints

Shepherdstown:  St. Agnes

Cheyenne:  Holy Trinity

Waverley, New South Wales:  St. Charles Borromeo


Montreal: Holy Cross

Montreal: L’Église Saint-Pierre-Apôtre

Ottawa: St. Joseph

Toronto: Our Lady of Lourdes


Bristol: St. Nicholas of Tolentino

       Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Immingham: Most Holy and Undivided Trinity

London: Church of the Immaculate Conception

York: Bar Convent (Middlesborough Diocese LGBT+ Ministry)

Northern Ireland

Belfast: Clonard Monastery Parish

Balleyfermot, Dublin:  Our Lady of the Assumption

South Africa

Johannesburg: Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Vatican City:  St. Peter’s Basilica


Scottsdale: Franciscan Renewal Center


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



Grand Rapids: Marywood

Kalamazoo: Lambda Catholics


Arlington: NOVA Catholic Community

McLean: PAX Community


Dublin:  Orlagh in the City


Seoul: Alpha Omega