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Fourth Annual Progressive Dinner & Fundraiser

Fourth Annual Progressive Dinner & Fundraiser Sponsored by Dignity Columbus Proceeds to benefit DignityUSA

Saturday Evening, June 5, 2010 A delicious, four-course dinner hosted and prepared by members of Dignity Columbus, and served in members' homes.

First Seating at 6:00 pm / Second Seating at 7:00 pm

$50.00 per person suggested minimum offering.  Additional contributions are greatly appreciated for this our major fundraiser.

To make your reservation, send email to dinner2010@dignitycolumbus.org.  Please specify number of persons in your party, your preferred seating, and any special dietary requirements.

DignityUSA Mission Statement : Revised October 2009

"DignityUSA works for respect and justice for people of all sexual orientations, genders and gender identities especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy and support. DignityUSA is the Voice for the intersection of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience where it intersects with Catholic spirituality." [October 2009] 

Travelling Dinner 2008

Dignity Columbus will hold its third annual traveling dinner fundraiser for Dignity USA on Saturday, November 8. Five chapter households will host a segment of the dinner with two seatings of 10 people each. The event's goal is to raise $1000 for the work of DignityUSA. The evening has become a fun social tradition as well, and has attracted several new members to the chapter. If you would like to attend the dinner, please email dinner2008@dignitycolumbus.org.

TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY IS FOCUS OF EVENTS

NOV. 14-16 AT NORTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

Area churches and GLBT-focused organizations are planning a weekend of events in mid-November centered on the transgender community. "Called to Be: An Affirming Dialogue with the Transgender Community" will be held Nov. 14-16 at North Congregational United Church of Christ, 2040 West Henderson Rd., Columbus.

Dignity Retreat

The Dignity retreat is Saturday, Oct. 4 at Shepherd's Corner. It ouwld start at 10am. Mass will be at 4pm. We would like everyone to bring a bible, if possible. Anyone who is at the Dignity liturgy this coming Sunday, Sept. 28, can RSVP verbally to Mike and me.

Papal Visit Provokes Array of Protests

By David Crary

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI may not see them or hear them, but aggrieved Roman Catholic activists hope his U.S. visit this week will help them draw attention to issues ranging from the ordination of women and gay rights to sex abuse by priests and the Vatican ban on contraception.

No Mass on October 14th

Due to the retreat on October 13th, we will not be having a mass on Sunday, October 14th. You are invited to join us at 5pm for the mass that follows the retreat.

Gay Catholics gather in Austin

Group says homosexuality not at odds with Catholicism.
By Huong Le
AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Saturday, July 07, 2007

Lesbian activist Honour Maddock said the Roman Catholic Church's stance on homosexuality no longer bothers her.

"I find it frustrating, but I've been ignoring them for a while now," she said of church leaders who object to her homosexual relationship.

But she does want to ensure that other openly gay Catholics feel welcome in parish life.