Gay and Straight in Christ (GASIC)

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free person,
there is not male nor female, for you a
re all one in Christ Jesus. 
-Galatians 3:28 

Our Mission

Gay and Straight in Christ welcomes, supports and affirms LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) persons, their families and friends, and those who wish to stand in solidarity with them in Christ. This ministry works to help the LGBT community find comfort in taking its rightful place within the Catholic community. This support group is committed to maintaining confidentiality. Every individual attending any meeting is assured that their stories and/or faith sharing will be kept in confidence by all other attendees.

What We Do

We offer the message that our faith community is open to all persons as a welcoming and affirming Catholic Christian community. We affirm the love of Christ for everyone and offer a place of worship for any who may have felt disenfranchised or unwelcome in the Catholic faith.

We offer outreach to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) communities and to those who stand with them— family members and friends. Our discussion and support group meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. We offer support for those coming out and/or those struggling with someone else's coming out. We provide guidance and assistance with a modern Christian perspective.

We work to help the LGBT community find comfort in being an integral part of the Catholic community and to communicate the power of God’s unconditional love. 

Our Prayer

"Give us the courage to stand with our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters, their families and those who minister to them. Give us the grace to confront their rejection, to ease their loneliness, to calm their fears and to belie their sense of abandonment."
From A Prayer in Honor of Those Whom Jesus Loved by Sr. Joan Chittester, OSB.




Contact Us

Deacon Bill Goulding 
Parish Deacon