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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


Liturgy Update:  November 15 Mass Canceled.
Join Us November 22 for a virtual Liturgy!

With the rapidly rising Covid-19 infection rates, as well as the strong recommend from the City to stay at home, we've decided to cancel our in-person liturgy on Sunday, November 15.  Please join us on November 22 for our first Zoom Mass. All the details will be here and in next week's Torch. Even if you don't have access to the internet, Zoom will let you call in from your phone.

In the meantime, be safe and well. Wash your hands and wear your mask!

RSVP to [email protected] to receive the Zoom to the Liturgy.  

We hope to see you on Sunday, November 22 at 5:00 p.m. on Zoom. 

The Dignity/Chicago Team


Plan to Attend DignityUSA’s Annual Meeting

DignityUSA will hold its annual membership meeting on Saturday, November 14, 2-4pm Central. The two-hour window gives participants time to join prior to the actual start of the meeting, as well as allows for extra time for Q & A, with the option of participants remaining on the meeting after its conclusion for additional conversation. We are targeting a 90 minute time frame for the actual meeting.

This will be a Zoom virtual meeting, accessible via video and phone. Details on agenda and how to submit questions or comments in advance will be forthcoming. Please REGISTER for the meeting to be sent information on the meeting.

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The chapter remains on track to start programming changes effective Oct 1.  If you need more info, please contact us D[email protected]

During this challenging time, if you are able, please consider making a contribution – perhaps what you would have placed in the collection basket this month or maybe something additional if you are a monthly donor. Contributions can be made through DignityUSA.org -- and designated to support the Chicago Chapter. The members of our community thank you for your generosity.

Also, please consider keeping your membership current. Manage this easily through DignityUSA's website and make sure you select Chicago as your chapter affiliation. Join - renew

In a Time of Turmoil

Many in our communities are grieving and enraged by the killing of George Floyd at the hand of a police officer. This has caused fear and suffering for many, peaceful as well as violent protests. Let us all open our hearts and minds to hear the cries of all who suffer the injuries of racism and let us pray for healing and love across our nation and world. We offer this prayer for racial healing from Catholic Charities:

God of justice, In your wisdom you create all people in your image, without exception. Through your goodness, open our eyes to see the dignity, beauty, and worth of every human being. Open our minds to understand that all your children are brothers and sisters in the same human family. Open our hearts to repent of racist attitudes, behaviors, and speech which demean others. Open our ears to hear the cries of those wounded by racial discrimination, and their passionate appeals for change. Strengthen our resolve to make amends for past injustices and to right the wrongs of history. And fill us with courage that we might seek to heal wounds, build bridges, forgive and be forgiven, and establish peace and equality for all in our communities. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.


DignityUSA statement condemning systemic racism.


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.

Supporting Dignity/Chicago
During this challenging time, as we hold each other in our prayers and care for those around us, let us remember to support our faith community. Our mission continues as a resource for those in need of reconciliation, but our financial obligations continue as well.
If you are able to do so, please consider making a contribution – perhaps what you would have placed in the collection basket this month or maybe something additional if you are a monthly donor. Contributions can be made through the DignityUSA website – and designated to support the Chicago Chapter. The members of our community thank you for your generosity.

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


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Mailing Address

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