You are welcome here
In 1976, the Episcopal Church passed a resolution affirming that gay people are 'children of God who have a full and equal claim with all other persons upon the love, acceptance, and pastoral concern and care of the Church.' The Episcopal Church has since embraced marriage equality, and it ordains priests and bishops irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity.
St. Mary's is an open and welcoming congregation. There is a significant LGBTQ population at St. Mary’s. A group of us get together regularly for fun events like brunch and movie night. Please know that you and your family will be warmly welcomed and respected here. Marriage is open to all people.
Please send a message with your email address below if you are interested in learning more about LGBTQ outreach, social events, or weddings at St. Mary's.
The Diocese of Arizona welcomes its parishes to participate in the annual Pride Parade and also the counter-protest affirming the love of God at the gates to the current year's venue. St. Mary's has gladly participated as one of the parish contingents every year.
Please check back for more details.
Rainbows Festival 2022
October or November TBA
Heritage Square Plaza, Phoenix AZ
Rainbows Festival is an LGBTQ cultural fair at Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix. St. Mary's hosts a booth every year to connect with our community, share the love of God, and support our neighbors.
Sundays after Mass
After church and coffee hour on Sundays, a group of us often like to get together for brunch at a local restaurant. This will be announced at coffee hour, so stick around and join us!
Board Game Night
Hosted by Young Adult Group
Saturday in February TBA
The LGBTQ group at St. Mary's teams up with the young adults group to host board game nights.