Schedule of LQBTQI-Themed Events

Equally Blessed, a US coalition of 4 Catholic groups working on LGBT issues (New Ways Ministry, DignityUSA, Fortunate Families, and Call To Action) is sponsoring a group of Pilgrims to attend the World Meeting of Families. The pilgrims are families with LGBTQI members. They will be speaking privately and publicly about their faith and their families.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

7:00-8:00 p.m.

Dignity/Philadelphia welcomes all to attend their weekly liturgy
Sponsored by Dignity/Philadelphia
St. Luke and the Epiphany, 330 S. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 (between Spruce and Pine)

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Reception for Catholic partners and friends, “Stations of the Cross: The Struggle for LGBT Equality” (Drinks & Appetizers will be served)
Sponsored by Believe Out Loud
William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Press conference to introduce pilgrim families to the public
Sponsored by Equally Blessed
Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Hospitality for EB Pilgrims
Hosted by Philadelphia Catholic Parents Network
Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Play: “Full of Grace: Journeys of LGBT Catholics” ($15)
Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Workshop: LGBTQ Spirituality & Catholic Identity: Future Directions and Needs
Hosted by Philadelphia LGBTQ Catholics and Allies
Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Hospitality for EB Pilgrims
Hosted by Philadelphia Catholic Parents Network
Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Play: “Full of Grace: Journeys of LGBT Catholics” ($15)
Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

7:00-8:30 p.m.

“Listening Sessions” for parents
NOTE: Not open to the media
Sponsored by Fortunate Families
William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Hospitality for EB Pilgrims
Hosted by Philadelphia Catholic Parents Network
Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Play: “Full of Grace: Journeys of LGBT Catholics” ($15)
Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

7:00-8:30 p.m.

“Listening Sessions” for parents
NOTE: Not open to the media
Sponsored by Fortunate Families
William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Workshop: LGBTQ Spirituality & Catholic Identity: Future Directions and Needs
Hosted by Philadelphia LGBTQ Catholics and Allies
Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Hospitality for EB Pilgrims
Hosted by Philadelphia Catholic Parents Network
Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Reflection on World Meeting of Families experiences for LGBT Catholic families
NOTE: Not open to the media
Sponsored by DignityUSA
Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Play: “Full of Grace: Journeys of LGBT Catholics” ($15)
Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

7:00-9:00 p.m.

CTA 20/30 “Conversation and Cake”
Sponsored by Call To Action
Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Workshop: Exploring Gender Identity
Sponsored by New Ways Ministry
Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

3:30-6:30 p.m.

Hospitality & Distribution of prayer cards at Festival of Families
Sponsored by Call To Action
Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

8:00-9:30 p.m.

Musical: “Cabaret Verite  III: Our Family Meeting” ($18 in advance, $25 at the door)
William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tickets available at: www.cabaretverite.brownpapertickets.com

9:00-11:00 p.m.

Young adults social gathering with music, snacks, and soda
Sponsored by Call To Action
Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

7:00-8:00 p.m.

Dignity/Philadelphia welcomes all to attend their weekly liturgy
Sponsored by Dignity/Philadelphia
St. Luke and the Epiphany, 330 S. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 (between Spruce and Pine)

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