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Year of Mercy Mass for LGBT Catholics – Nottingham

We have written before of Quest’s new emphasis on engagement and advocacy work with British bishops. One of the visible fruits of this is a forthcoming Mass for LGBT Catholics, to be held in St Barnabas’ Cathedral, Nottingham.

nottingham-lgbt-massEarlier this year, Ruby Almeida as Quest chair, accompanied by Claire Jenkins of the East Midlands regional group, met with Bishop McKinney. Later, Claire and other members of East Midlands had further meetings with the bishops, culminating in agreement on the forthcoming Mass, as described in the poster pictured above.  We hope that Quest members, their family and friends from East Midlands and other regions, wlll support this notable Mass.

In Nottingham diocese, we hope furthermore that this initiative will lead to further engagement with the diocese, and additional pastoral outreach to LGBT Catholics in the years ahead. Beyond Nottingham, engagement and advocacy with Catholic bishops and other groups will continue.


London Cathedral Hosts LGBT Mass of Welcome

On Sunday evening 13th March, Brentwood Cathedral (one of three serving greater London), hosted a Mass featuring a particular welcome to members of the LGBT community and their families. This is a copy of the Mass card for the occasion ( note the use of the term “LGBT” in the closing sentence!)

Brentwood Mass Card

Predictably enough, this has drawn squawks of anger from the usual suspects, including pitifully ignorant commentary from a blog called “Faith in Our Families”, who asks about this Mass, “The Gay Mass – Inclusive, or Liturgical Apartheid?” Continue reading London Cathedral Hosts LGBT Mass of Welcome