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We Believe That …

  • We are all made in God’s image and that God rejoices in our diversity: man or woman, straight or gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning.
  • Same-gender relationships, including marriage, are a gift from God, and not something to be suppressed or be kept in the closet
  • People of all genders, gender identities, and sexual orientations are called to serve and to lead in the Church
  • That we are Catholics by Baptism and by God’s will, and no one can deny our place as God’s children

Mission: Dignity/Chicago is a chapter of Dignity/USA, and shares its mission to work for respect and justice for all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons in the Catholic Church and the world.

Vision: As independent organizations created to support LGBT Catholics and our families and friends, DignityUSA and Dignity/Chicago envision and work for a time when Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Catholics are affirmed and experience dignity through the integration of their spirituality with their sexuality, and, as beloved persons of God, participate fully in all aspects of life within the Church and Society. We minister through education, advocacy and worship and believe that same-sex relationships are loving, life-giving and life-affirming. We open our doors to all and welcome you to join us.


Sunday, March 22, Fourth Sunday of Lent

No Dignity/Chicago Liturgy as we "shelter in place", but virtual liturgies are available to join.

As the Chicago community works to minimize the spread of the Covid-19 virus, Dignity/Chicago will suspend weekly Sunday Mass through Palm Sunday and, likely beyond.

However, Dignity/New York and Dignity/Washington, D.C. are both hosting virtual Sunday liturgies and Dignity/Chicago members are encouraged to participate.

Information on how to join these liturgies can be found in this DignityUSA Dateline article.  Click here to see the DignityNY-Online Worship Aid, March 22, 2020 for this Sunday. It is recommend that you print the liturgy, or open it on a second device.   

Dignity/Chicago is also looking for more opportunities to share liturgy, meditations and commentary with you during this time. If you know of other virtual liturgies that are available for people to join, please send information to: [email protected] 

Please read your weekly Dignity/Chicago E-News for further updates and for opportunities for prayer and reflection during the Lenten Season.  We will continue to follow Joan Chittister's Lent 2020 A Time for Weeping.  You may also want to follow Rev. Barbara Zeman's Lenten reflections at Wisdom and Word Works.  

We have all been impacted by this pandemic, but in your prayers please remember all those who have died, those who are struggling to regain their health, those who care for patients, all those who livelihoods and families are suffering because of this virus.

Be at peace and be well,

Dignity/Chicago Team




Sunday Soup Suppers

Joan Chittister's meditation series, A Time To Weep For Lent, will be our guide for our Sunday Soup Suppers. Each Sunday, immediately following Liturgy, we'll gather for a simple meal of soup and bread and discuss the week's readings and meditations. The mediation books are available at Dignity/Chicago or purchased separately at the link above.

The Sunday's of Lent are: March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.

Easter Sunday, April 12

Please see this page as plans are made for the community to gather on Easter Sunday - perhaps virtually.


Weekly Liturgy

5:00 p.m. each Sunday

Broadway United Methodist Church

3338 N Broadway at Buckingham in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood


  • Limited parking is available in the church lot for early arrivals. ENTER THIS LOT FROM BUCKINGHAM AVE. IT IS WEST OF THE CHURCH.
  • Residential street parking permits available at the welcome table. Permits are needed in order to be on the street after 6:00 p.m.
  • Metered parking is available on Broadway. Several parking garages are in the neighborhood - check your parking ap for best prices.

Last Sunday of every month:  community dinner at a local restaurant after conclusion of Mass at 6:30 pm


For more information about Dignity/USA's mission and purpose, please visit its website here: www.dignityusa.org

DignityUSA is also a founding member of the Equally Blessed Coalition.  The other members and their website addresses are:


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Mailing Address

Dignity/Chicago, Inc.
3023 N Clark St.
Box 237
Chicago, IL 60657-5200