LGBT Ministry

Our Mission
We are 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 at wdougnath@gmail.com.
 
Upcoming Event
World AIDS Day Service, in conjunction with Immaculate Heart of Mary (Kensington), at St. Augustine on Tuesday, December 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm.   Please join us. 
 
During the weeks leading up to December 1, a row of red ribbons are affixed to our Church fence to serve as a hopeful reminder of the continuing need for leadership in the fight against AIDS.
      
 
Get Involved
To take part in our LGBT ministry, please contact:
 
Kevin Cooper
917-921-8153
 
Lara Dicus
917-754-8065
 
 
Brooklyn Gay Pride Festival, June 9, 2018
Sr. Mary Ann, Kevin Cooper, Darlene and Dan Zin    
Scott Kohanowski, Rosemary Palms, and Sr. Mary Ann