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LGBT Ministry

St. Augustine - St. Francis Xavier Parish
116 6th Ave., St. Augustine
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Our Mission

The LGBT ministry at St. Augustine is made up of a diverse group of Christians, both gay and straight. We welcome all people to our church family. We reach out with support, community, prayer, solidarity, acceptance and love to our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender brothers and sisters and their families and friends. “Love is the beauty of the soul,” wrote St. Augustine. 

What We Do

Our ministry hosts dinners and other events, an annual World AIDS Day Mass, meets with other LGBT ministries to discuss issues in the LGBT Catholic community and is available to offer support to all those that need it. 

The H.O.P.E. (Healing Ourselves and People Everywhere) Dinners

Since 1993, St. Augustine’s Church has hosted monthly dinners for people with HIV/AIDS. The dinners are open to people of all faiths and provide a home-cooked meal with fellowship and spiritual nourishment through prayer, music and reflection. 

The dinners serve approximately 65-75 guests each month.

Volunteers are needed to help set-up or make a dish to share. Financial donations are always welcome, especially for the well-attended holiday meals.  For more information, please contact Wendy Douglas-Nathai.