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    Oct
    27
    Fri
    2017
    All Are Welcome: The Way You Are
    Oct 27 – Oct 29 all-day

    “A retreat for LGBT persons and their allies”

    The Marian Social Justice Collaborative LGBT Initiative Team has been working hard to coordinate with our presenters to provide a quality, faith-filled and affirming retreat weekend. Presenters will speak on topics such as finding your true self, creating welcoming spaces and recognizing your call. All are welcome on this weekend, LGBT persons, allies, friends, family members and those who minister with the LGBT Catholic community.

    Oct
    31
    Tue
    2017
    Rolling the Stone Away: Generations of Love and Justice
    Oct 31 – Nov 2 all-day

    Rolling the Stone Away logo

    “A conference for LGBTQIA saints and prophets—generations past and present—to honor our history and empower our future.”

    Join founders, movers, and shakers in the LGBTQ+ Christian world to tell stories and explore our future. Notable Catholics voices will include Marianne Duddy-Burke, Sr. Jeannine Gramick, Jamie Manson, and Mary Hunt, among others.

    Nov
    11
    Sat
    2017
    Trans-forming Love
    Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

    A program of education, dialogue, and prayer about welcoming transgender people.

    The goal of this program is to reflect on how we as Catholics can respond pastorally to transgender people. The program includes information on gender identity and development, pastoral outreach, and spiritual dimensions. No prior knowledge is needed. There will be Q&A sessions, small group discussions, and informational handouts.

    Nov
    12
    Sun
    2017
    Trans-forming Love
    Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    A program of education, dialogue, and prayer about welcoming transgender people.

    The goal of this program is to reflect on how we as Catholics can respond pastorally to transgender people. The program includes information on gender identity and development, pastoral outreach, and spiritual dimensions. No prior knowledge is needed. There will be Q&A sessions, small group discussions, and informational handouts.

    Nov
    13
    Mon
    2017
    Following Jesus in Holy Honesty
    Nov 13 – Nov 15 all-day

    New Ways Ministry is sponsoring a retreat for gay priests, brothers, deacons, and all diocesan clergy personnel, congregational leadership, and formation personnel. The title of the program is “Following Jesus in Holy Honesty.” The retreat facilitator is Fr. Steve Wolf, pastor of Immaculate Conception parish, Nashville, Tennessee.

    Fr. Wolf describes the program:

    “For gay priests, brothers and deacons, the retreat is designed to develop better self-understanding, spirituality, friendships, and relationship with the institutional Church.

    “For diocesan clergy personnel, congregational leaders and formation ministers, the retreat will develop better understandings of the personal and spiritual journeys of gay men in clerical and religious life.

    “Retreatants will explore ways gay clergy and religious answer the call to beloved celibacy, keeps searching for God in good will, ministers to anger, resentment, and fear as did Jesus, and accepts the grace of a kind of symbiosis of the incarnation and resurrection as an apostle in the world.”

    Steve will draw from the pastoral message of Pope Francis and reflect on some writings of Thomas Merton, James Alison, and others. He will also share some of his experience from participation in PFLAG and his parish group of parents and LGBT Catholics.