Outreach

We offer three types of outreach resources for the Los Angeles Archdiocese: a list of especially welcoming parishes, some of which host active lesbian and gay ministries; parent support groups; and spiritual advisors, who may be contacted for one-on-one counseling and advisement.

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Welcoming Parishes

The following parish communities extend an especially welcoming and affirming attitude toward their gay and lesbian members.

Baldwin Park

St. John the Baptist [ACTIVE MINISTRY]
stjohnsbp.org
3883 Baldwin Park Blvd, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(626) 960-2795

Encino

Our Lady of Grace [ACTIVE MINISTRY]
ourladyofgrace.org
5001 White Oak Ave, Encino, CA 91316
(818) 342-4686

Hawthorne

St. Joseph
stjoseph-haw.org
11901 W 119th St, Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 679-1139

La Cañada-Flintridge

St. Bede the Venerable
bede.org
215 Foothill Blvd, LaCañada-Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 949-4300

La Puente-Valinda

St. Martha
stmarthaval.org
444 N Azusa Ave, Valinda, CA 91744
(626) 964-4313

Long Beach

St. Matthew [ACTIVE MINISTRY]
comunidadlb.org + stmatthewlb.org
672 Temple Ave, Long Beach, CA 90814
(562) 439-0931

Since 1986 St. Matthew’s Parish has been blessed with a vibrant and welcoming outreach to lesbian and gay Catholics, which is called Comunidad. Our all-volunteer steering committee, whose members serve a one-year term, plans, with help from our general membership, interesting topical meetings and coordinates Comunidad’s other activities, which include food and monetary donations to those in need at Christmastime, support of the Long Beach AIDS walk, representaion at the Long Beach Pride festival, and an annual spiritual retreat that takes place in the fall. We also maintain regular contact and coordinate activities with similar ministries at other Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese, with other nearby churches of other faiths, and with regional and national coordinating organizations such as CMLGP and CALGM, Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministry. Comunidad meets the first Tuesday of January and February, April and May, September, and November and December in the Fr. Gerald Meisel Parish Hall on the grounds of St. Matthew’s Church at 7:00 p.m. During other months of the year one or more events are often held, but they are not always on the first Tuesday of the month or held at the parish. The date, time, and location of all events, are always posted in advance on the Comunidad web site or in Comunidad’s monthly eNewsletter.

Los Angeles

Blessed Sacrament [Hollywood]
blessedsacramenthollywood.org
6657 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 462-63

Christ the King [Mid-Wishire/Hancock Park]
ctkla.org
624 N Rossmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 465-7605

Our Mother of Good Counsel [Los Feliz]
omogc.org
2060 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 664-2111

St. Agatha [West Adams]
stagathas.org
2646 S Mansfield Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 935-8127

St. Camillus [Lincoln Heights]
stcamilluscenter.org
1911 Zonal Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 225-4461

St. Paul the Apostle [Westwood]
sp-apostle.org
1536 Selby Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 474-1588

Manhattan Beach

American Martyrs [ACTIVE MINISTRY]
americanmartyrs.org
624 15th St, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-5651

North Hollywood

St. Jane Frances de Chantal
stjfdchantalparish.org
12930 Hamlin St, North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 985-8600

St. Patrick
stpatrickcatholicchurch.net
6153 Cahuenga Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606
(818) 752-3240

Pasadena-SouthPasadena

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
abvmpasadena.org
2640 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 792-1343

Holy Family
holyfamily.org
1527 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 799-8908

Redondo Beach

St. Lawrence Martyr [ACTIVE MINISTRY]
stlm.org
1940 S Prospect Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 540-0329

San Dimas

Holy Name of Mary [ACTIVE MINISTRY]
hnmparish.org
724 E Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773
(909) 599-3114

Our parish ministry, which goes by the name No Barriers to Christ, meets the third Tuesday of each month on the parish grounds. It’s a group for everyone: LGBTQ persons, family, friends, and all others. Contact Jenny Naughton, (909) 896-8362, for more information.

San Fernando

St. Rose of Lima
santarosacatholicchurch.org
668 S Workman St, San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 361-4617

Santa Barbara

Our Lady of Guadalupe
227 N Nopal St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 965-4060

Santa Monica

St. Monica [ACTIVE MINISTRY]
stmonica.net
725 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 566-1500

We are a fellowship where gay and lesbian people of faith are welcomed to explore their spirituality and share their experience, strength, and hope with one another. We attempt to fulfill our mission by providing a safe place for spiritual events such as evensong and retreats; educational activities such as speaker nights and open forums; social activities such as after-Mass meet & greets and bowling nights; and outreach to the larger parish and Archdiocesan communities. We meet on each second Sunday (except in July and August) following the 5:30 p.m. Mass and hos Evening Prayer with a potluck the third Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

West Hollywood

St. Ambrose
st-ambrose.com
1281 N Fairfax Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 656-4433

St. Victor
saintvictor.org
8634 Holloway Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 652-6477

Whittier

St. Mary of the Assumption
st-maryschurch.org
7215 Newlin Ave, Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 698-0107

Parent Support Groups

La Cañada-Flintridge

Lynda and Dave Hennon (818) 399-6125 or (818) 790-9838

Long Beach + South Bay

Carolyn and Robert Aldapa (310) 835-1481

Pasadena + South Pasadena

Mary or Caroline (626) 792-1343

San Dimas

Jenny Naughton (909) 896-8362

We are support group for parents and loved ones of Lesbian and Gay people, based on the Always Our Children document written by The Bishop’s Committee on Marriage and Family. We come together in a safe and confidential environment in which to share our experiences as parents and friends of lesbian and gay children in a Catholic context on the last Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

Santa Barbara

Joe and Kathie Schneider (805) 687-4338

We are a support group for Catholic parents of gay & lesbian children. We talk about our hopes and fears and how to best support our children.

Spiritual Advisors

Beverly Hills

Fr. Tom Welbers (310) 285-5425

Glendale + Vernon (Deaf/Hearing Impaired)

Fr. Tom Schweitzer (323) 587-0397 [TDD]

Los Angeles

Fr. Jim Clarke Office of New Evangelization (213) 637-7474

Sr. Pat Krommer, CSJ (323) 732-2092

Fr. Chris Ponnet (323) 225-4461 x 221

Chaplain Manuel Torres (Spanish/English) (323) 225-4461 x 124

Santa Clarita + Valencia

Fr. Mike Grieco (661) 296-3180 x 7921

South Pasadena

Sr. Susan Slater (626) 792-1343

Cambria Tortorelli (626) 403-6110

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