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Gay and Lesbian Ministry

We are the Church of St. Francis of Assisi LGBT Ministry, inspired to action by the charism of St. Francis of Assisi, to welcome, worship, and witness.  By welcoming, celebrating and engaging, we are an example to our Catholic Community in fostering an inclusive environment.  We fulfill our mission by sponsoring spiritual events, educational and social activities and outreach for members of our community and to people in the greater community within the Archdiocese of New York.


Click HERE for information about our Pre-Pride celebration “United in Love” on June 24, 2017


About our ministry and our colors:

Identifying as LGBT and Catholic can sometimes be a challenge, however, we affirm you.

We’re here for you in returning to celebrate life, love, and God. At St. Francis of Assisi our unconditionally loving LGBT Ministry reassures you that we’re not the church that made you leave. Join us in celebrating our shared humanity and love.

As a ministry, together we recognize that all people are truly created in God’s image and VISION a world where all people understand their God-made perfection. Therefore, we’re on a MISSION to design an inclusive environment within our Catholic community by delivering equality, through access to God and opportunity for connection.

When celebrating with us, we have four promises that reflect the environment we’re designing—there’s one promise for every color showcased in our mark.

Green = Safety
We promise you a safe, authentically loving environment.

Yellow = Acceptance
We promise you acceptance with a smile and desire to know more about you.

Blue = Inclusion
We promise you inclusion with open arms and a warm hug.

Pink = Support
We promise you support, as your heart opens up through the good times and those times that are challenging.


Older posts:

Statement on recent attacks against gay people in NewYork, May 21, 2013

Comunicado sobre los recientes ataques en contra de personas gay en Nueva York.

For more information please contact:

Meredith Augustin
Director of LGBT Ministry

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To St. Francis by Subway:

Subway to Herald Square Station

Subway to 7th Ave 34th Street

Subway to 34th Street / Penn Station

To St. Francis of Assisi by train from
New Jersey:

PATH from Hoboken or Journal Square to 33rd Street

NJ Transit to Penn Station

Long Island:

LIRR to Penn Station

St. Francis of Assisi located at
135 W. 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
Between 6th and 7th Avenues