LGBT Family Ministry

Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

Akron Pride Festival

August 25, 2018, 12-6 PM
Hardesty Park
1615 W Market St, Akron, OH 44313

The LGBT Family Ministry will have an informational table at the 2018 Akron Pride Festival. Please stop by and visit us to learn more about the ministry and get involved in being a welcoming presence for LGBT people their parents and families within the Catholic Church.

Emmaus: A Retreat for LGBTQ Christians,
their Parents, Family, and Friends

November 2-3, 2018
Jesuit Retreat House
5629 State Rd. Parma 44134-2292
JRH Website | Retreat Brochure

Emmaus 2018 will be the 19th annual retreat for gay and lesbian Catholics and their families at Jesuit Retreat House. LUKE 24:13-35 tells us that two of Jesus' disciples met Him on the road to the village of Emmaus. The encounter renewed their hopes and sense of mission. Gay and lesbian Catholics and their families continue to meet Jesus as they journey to the Kingdom. The Emmaus retreat is a time to encounter Christ and to share the journey together.

This year's retreat theme is "Why Be Faithful? Finding and Keeping Your Spiritual Home." Our keynote presenter will be Fr. Neil Walters, in residence at St. Malachi Parish, Cleveland. Our closing mass celebrant will be Fr. Doug Koesel, Pastor of Blessed Trinity Parish.

The Emmaus Retreat runs on a short schedule from Friday night to Saturday night to make it easier for those with busy schedules to attend. The cost is only $95. Limited scholarships are available.