Contact Information:

SFX & SJB share a parish office located at:

 

1708 E. 10th Street

Merrill, WI 54452

 

Telephone:  (715) 536-2803

Email:  kleggett@stfrancismerrill.org

Fax:  (715) 536-7536

Office Hours:

Monday:  12:30PM - 4:00PM

Tuesday - Thursday:  8:00AM - 4:00PM

Friday:  8:00AM - 3:00PM

Same Sex Attraction

THE CHURCH IS HERE TO HELP ALL OF US LIVE IN THE LIGHT OF TRUTH!!!

 

What does the Catholic Church teach about same sex attraction and gay marriage? Are homosexuals welcome in the Catholic Church? 

Some men and women who experience same-sex desires wonder if there’s any hope for them to be welcomed in or back to the Church. The answer to that question is an unambiguous “yes.”

Courage is an international apostolate of the Catholic Church, which ministers to persons with same-sex attractions.

5 Goals of Courage

    1.  Chastity

    2. Prayer and Dedication 
    3. Fellowship

    4. Support

    5. Good Example/Role Model

EnCourage is a ministry within Courage dedicated to the spiritual needs of parents, siblings, children, and other relatives and friends of persons who have same-sex attractions. Standing by the true teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, EnCourage members support one another and their loved ones through discussion, prayer and fellowship.
 
Eden Invitation celebrates ordered integration for young Catholics culturally defined as LGBT+. We invite people to encounter an authentically Catholic anthropology and equip disciples for resurrected life in Christ.

Move beyond the confines of the homosexual label to a more complete identity in Christ