Fortunate Families serves as a resource and networking ministry with Catholic parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children.
We promote and facilitate personal, meaningful, and respectful conversation, especially within our parishes and with our pastors and bishops. We stress the significance of our personal stories as a source of grace within our families and as a witness for justice in our civic and faith communities.
We hold fast to the truth that our children are, in the words of the United States bishops, “child[ren] of God, gifted and called for a purpose in God’s design.” (Always our Children 1997-1998)
Parents' Prayer (Our Vision)
Gracious, loving God, we believe all persons
are created in Your image.
We believe all of us belong to Your family.
We are Your kin-dom on earth.
Our hearts are heavy as some people
attempt to exclude from Your family
our daughters and sons who are
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.
We are pained by the brokenness in Your family
Inspired by Your unconditional love for all of us,
we believe our families are Fortunate Families
because all our children are
created in Your image.
Inspire us with Your Spirit
and bless us with energy to be
witnesses of love and compassion,
so justice may flow like a river
throughout our church and world.
We sing out with joy as Your ambassadors
of peace and love now and in the future.