When Your Child Comes Out: A Panel Discussion About Parental and Pastoral Support
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In line with Pope Francis’ emphasis on the family and how to provide pastoral support to families in all situations, St. Ignatius Church – Baltimore extends the following invitation for an event on Sunday, October 11th between 1PM and 3PM. To any parent who would like help in adjusting to having a LGBT son or daughter – to any child who would like help in telling his/her parent that he/she is a LGBT person – please attend the panel discussion sponsored by our Embracing God’s Gifts ministry. The panel will have as participants gay persons, parents of gay sons/daughters, Deacon Paul Weber and a Professor from Loyola College’s Department of Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care. There will be an opportunity for audience participation and a question and answer session. National Coming Out Day is October 11th and continues to promote a safe world for LGBT individuals to live truthfully and openly. Our panel is an effort to support this endeavor and to empower Catholic families to respond to the Gospel call of love with courage and peace. This event will take place at St. Ignatius Church, 740 N. Calvert Street in Baltimore in the Chapel of Grace on the lower level of the Church. There is no charge for this event.