Family and Respect Life Contact:
Colleen Gerke x 2624
Ministry for Persons with a Homosexual Inclination
Courage is an international apostolate of the Catholic Church, which has been ministering to persons with same-sex attractions since 1980. Small group meetings are ministered by a priest using the 12 step approach to healing. Courage allows the person to experience chaste fraternity, accountability from group members who understand their struggle and the healing sacrament of Reconciliation. Keeping in mind that true charity and love cannot be shown outside of the fullness of truth, Courage calls the person experiencing same sex attractions to strive for the following:
For local information email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voice mail at 513.488.1291
For information on the international apostolate go to http://couragerc.org/
Catholic Ministry WITH Gays & Lesbians :
Catholic Ministry WITH Gays & Lesbians strives to embrace each of God’s people, build bridges of understanding and heal shattered relationships with families and friends by providing:
“Though at times you may feel discouraged, hurt, or angry, do not walk away from your families, from the Christian community, from all those who love you. In you God’s love is revealed. You are always our children.”
Documents and Resources:
Always Our Children A Pastoral Message to Parents of Homosexual Children
Ministry for Persons with a Homosexual Inclination Guidelines for Pastoral Care (November 14, 2006 – USCCB Publication No. 5-788)
Support Group for Friends & Family of Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgendered:
Support Group for PARENTS of GLBT: Good Shepherd Parish, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45249 513.489.8815, x 709 Jack Peltz email@example.com Meet every 4th Monday at 7:00 p.m. unless holiday No reservations required, free and all are welcome!
Our Lady of Visitation – Support Group for Parents, Relatives and Friends of LGBT People: contact Bill Tonnis at 347-2218 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Keilholz at 941-8676 or email@example.com.