Our mission calls us to be the “Compassionate Presence of God in our world.” During this Gay Pride Month, let us turn our compassion and prayers to the group facing great discrimination and condemnation at this time, the  LGBQT+ community, especially the Catholics among them. Let us pray for these individuals, extending our love as God loves them. We can also pray for their families and friends, who struggle to understand and support them.

Let us ask our loving God for open minds and hearts to encompass all that God has made, recognizing the unique gifts that each person, of whatever sexual orientation, has to bring to building up the People of God.