LGBT Catholics, the church is your home. You are baptised. You are a member of the church. At your baptism, Jesus himself called you to be a member of the church. So don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise, or try and take that sacramental grace away from you.

In today’s Second Reading of Paul to the Ephesians 2:4-10, we hear, “For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.”

God loves you. Never stop looking for a welcoming Catholic parish that affirms that God loves you. Never doubt your place in the church even if others can’t see it. You’re baptised. You are important to the church, especially as the church comes to know LGBT people more and more.

This video by Fr James Martin SJ invites you to listen to a few reflections that remind you of God’s love for you.

St Canice’s is a Jesuit parish in Elizabeth Bay, welcoming and inclusive.

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