ALIVE Affirming the LGBTQ+ community in an Inclusive, Valuing Environment
Meetings: ALIVE meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Contact Sue (email address above) if you are new and would like to attend a meeting. 
Background: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church has a long history of being a welcoming parish. The ALIVE Ministry was established to continue this tradition with focus on the affirmation of the LGBTQ+ Community, their families and friends.

Confidentiality Statement
We provide a safe space for all to freely share their stories. We expect that what is shared here be held in confidence. We respect the anonymity of all participants at this meeting, unless stated otherwise by the individual. With respect, we listen and learn so that we can bear witness to the dignity of all God’s people.

Vision Statement
We are a welcoming place of acceptance, affirmation, and love.  ALIVE aspires for St. Vincent de Paul Church to be recognized as an integral part of a network of faith communities who have created welcoming places of acceptance, affirmation, respect and love for all members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies.

Mission Statement
The Mission of our ALIVE Ministry is one of mutuality. We, members of the LGBTQ+ community and fellow parishioners, attentively listen to one another and are inspired and guided by the Gospel of Jesus.

In alignment with Catholic Social Teaching, we recognize that every person is worthy of respect. It is because we are human, created in the image of God, that we all have equal dignity.

We acknowledge that damage has been done to the LGBTQ+ community by some of the teachings of our Catholic Church. Therefore, the ALIVE ministry affirms everyone’s intrinsic value and encourages full participation in our community of St. Vincent’s.

We are a welcoming community that commits to learn and grow in our knowledge and our ministries. We seek to do this in ways that foster holiness and wholeness with the Catholic LGBTQ+ community and allies. We are working to accomplish this through spiritual programs, resources, and networking with LGBTQ+ communities.

ALIVE @ St. V’s: PRIDE 2022