Schedule of LQBTQI-Themed Events

Equally Blessed, a US coalition of 4 Catholic groups working on LGBT issues (New Ways Ministry, DignityUSA, Fortunate Families, and Call To Action) is sponsoring a group of Pilgrims to attend the World Meeting of Families. The pilgrims are families with LGBTQI members. They will be speaking privately and publicly about their faith and their families.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

 

7:00-8:00 p.m.

Dignity/Philadelphia welcomes all to attend their weekly liturgy

Sponsored by Dignity/Philadelphia

St. Luke and the Epiphany, 330 S. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 (between Spruce and Pine)

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

 

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Reception for Catholic partners and friends, “Stations of the Cross: The Struggle for LGBT Equality” (Drinks & Appetizers will be served)

Sponsored by Believe Out Loud

William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

 

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Press conference to introduce pilgrim families to the public

Sponsored by Equally Blessed

Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Hospitality for EB Pilgrims

Hosted by Philadelphia Catholic Parents Network

Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Play: “Full of Grace: Journeys of LGBT Catholics” ($15)

Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Workshop: LGBTQ Spirituality & Catholic Identity: Future Directions and Needs

Hosted by Philadelphia LGBTQ Catholics and Allies

Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

 

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Hospitality for EB Pilgrims

Hosted by Philadelphia Catholic Parents Network

Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Play: “Full of Grace: Journeys of LGBT Catholics” ($15)

Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

7:00-8:30 p.m.

"Listening Sessions" for parents

NOTE: Not open to the media

Sponsored by Fortunate Families

William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

 

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. & 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Hospitality for EB Pilgrims

Hosted by Philadelphia Catholic Parents Network

Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Play: “Full of Grace: Journeys of LGBT Catholics” ($15)

Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

7:00-8:30 p.m.

"Listening Sessions" for parents

NOTE: Not open to the media

Sponsored by Fortunate Families

William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Workshop: LGBTQ Spirituality & Catholic Identity: Future Directions and Needs

Hosted by Philadelphia LGBTQ Catholics and Allies

Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

 

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hospitality for EB Pilgrims

Hosted by Philadelphia Catholic Parents Network

Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Reflection on World Meeting of Families experiences for LGBT Catholic families

NOTE: Not open to the media

Sponsored by DignityUSA

Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Play: “Full of Grace: Journeys of LGBT Catholics” ($15)

Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

7:00-9:00 p.m.

CTA 20/30 “Conversation and Cake”

Sponsored by Call To Action

Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

 

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Workshop: Exploring Gender Identity

Sponsored by New Ways Ministry

Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

3:30-6:30 p.m.

Hospitality & Distribution of prayer cards at Festival of Families

Sponsored by Call To Action

Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

8:00-9:30 p.m.

Musical: “Cabaret Verite  III: Our Family Meeting” ($18 in advance, $25 at the door)

William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

Tickets available at: www.cabaretverite.brownpapertickets.com

 

9:00-11:00 p.m.

Young adults social gathering with music, snacks, and soda

Sponsored by Call To Action

Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

 

7:00-8:00 p.m.

Dignity/Philadelphia welcomes all to attend their weekly liturgy

Sponsored by Dignity/Philadelphia

St. Luke and the Epiphany, 330 S. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 (between Spruce and Pine)