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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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.

Alabama

Decatur: Annunciation of the Lord

Montgomery: St. Bede

California

Anaheim: Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church

Baldwin Park:  St. John the Baptist

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. 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

       Manhattan Beach: American Martyrs

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, 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

Delaware

North Wilmington: Holy Child

Wilmington: St. Joseph, Sacred Heart Oratory

District of Columbia

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

Florida

Cocoa Beach: Our Savior

Daytona Beach: Our Lady of Lourdes

Flagler Beach: Santa Maria del Mar

Fort Lauderdale: Blessed SacramentSt. Anthony; St. Maurice

Pensacola: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

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

Tampa: Sacred Heart

Iowa

Coralville: St. Thomas More

        Des Moines:  Holy Trinity

Louisiana

New Orleans: St. Augustine

Maryland

Baltimore: Corpus Christi; St. Francis of Assisi; St. Ignatius; St. Matthew; St. Vincent de Paul Most Precious Blood, Blessed                            Sacrament, St. Anthony, St. Dominic, St. Athanasius

Columbia: St. John the Evangelist

Gaithersburg: St. Rose of Lima

Hagerstown: St. Ann

Severn: St. Bernadette

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

       Cambridge: St. Peter

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

, Holy Cross

Westford: Blessed Trinity Parish

Whitinsville: St. Patrick

Michigan

Ann Arbor: St. Mary’s Student Parish

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

        Livonia:  St. Edith

St. Ignace: St. Ignatius Loyola

Westland: Ss. Simon and Jude

Minnesota

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

        St. Paul:  St. Thomas More, St. Stanislaus

Montana

Billings: Holy Rosary; St. Pius X

New Hampshire

Merrimack: St. John Neumann

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

South Plainfield: Sacred Heart

        Turnersville: Sts. Peter and Paul,

Upper Saddle River:  Church of the Presentation

New Mexico

Albuquerque: Holy Family, San Felipe de Neri

Espanola: Sacred Heart of Jesus

North Carolina

Charlotte: St. Peter

Durham: Immaculate Conception

Fayetteville: St. Patrick

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

Ohio

Akron: St. Bernard

        Centerville:  St. Leonard Faith Community

Cincinnati:  St. Robert Bellarmine; St. Francis de Sales

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

Columbus: St. Francis of Assisi;  St. Thomas More Newman Center, Holy Name/Parroquia Santa Cruz

Fairlawn: St. Hilary

Mentor: St. John Vianney

University Heights: Church of the Gesu

Westlake: St. Ladislas

Willoughby Hills: St. Noel

Pennsylvania

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

Texas

Colleyville: Good Shepherd

Dallas: Holy Trinity

El Paso: All Saints

Houston: St. Anne; St. Teresa

Odessa: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

        Plano: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

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

Bridgeport: All Saints

Canada

Montreal: Holy Cross

Montreal: L’Église Saint-Pierre-Apôtre

Ottawa: St. Joseph

Toronto: Our Lady of Lourdes

England

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

South Africa

Johannesburg: Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Balleyfermot, Dublin:  Our Lady of the Assumption

Arizona

Scottsdale: Franciscan Renewal Center

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

Communitas

Michigan

Grand Rapids: Marywood

Kalamazoo: Lambda Catholics

Virginia

Arlington: NOVA Catholic Community

McLean: PAX Community

Ireland

Dublin:  Orlagh in the City

Korea

Seoul: Alpha Omega