We are Catholic parents, grandparents, aunts & uncles, and siblings of LGBTQ people
We are Catholic LGBTQ persons learning to integrate our identity and faith
We are priests, deacons, church staff, and educators
We are a family of unique, diverse hearts who are sharing this journey of love and faith
Fortunate and Faithful Families was founded in 2013 to serve Catholic families in the metro Atlanta area and beyond. We are an archdiocesan-approved ministry to families with LGBTQ children and/or other family members. We offer support and education to persons who, like us, are seeking ways to love and honor both their children and their Catholic faith.
Our ministry includes small group sharing, one-on-one listening support, prayer services, Mass, coffee and conversation, potluck dinners, volunteer days, education and advocacy, loving support for LGBTQ teenagers, and an annual retreat held at the Chancery of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
If you are reading this, we know you are probably seeking support because your child has come out, you yourself have come out, or you want to better support LGBTQ people in your parish. We are here to be your soft place to land. We hope you’ll reach out to connect with one of our Listening Parents. We would love to welcome you to our family.