What we are about
Dignity Detroit is a faith community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Catholics, their families and friends who unite to celebrate God’s love for all persons.
We are a community rich in diversity, that worships in an affirming and supportive setting. Ours is a ministry that speaks to us by offering an expression of faith and fellowship not experienced in other church situations. In this way, Dignity has helped many who have lost touch with the church to reaffirm and establish a relationship with God.
Dignity envisions and works for unity, equality, and an end to all forms of hatred. Most importantly, we are devoted to nurturing faith and love through Christ, the Sacraments, and one another.
Our history since 1974
Dignity Detroit was founded in 1974 and met at Most Holy Trinity Church for 23 years before moving to Marygrove College in 1997. We are part of a network of Dignity chapters throughout the nation, all affiliated with DignityUSA, headquartered in Massachusetts.
What we do
In addition to our Liturgy on the first (1) and third (3) Sundays of every month, (we have a lay led Scripture/Communion Service on the fifth (5) Sunday), our activities include volunteering at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen (when needed) and supporting other charitable organizations, including those which directly impact the gay and lesbian community. There is an after-Service social, an Annual Dinner Dance, and when the opportunity affords itself, we have a party.
The Dignity Detroit Team
Ministers — Lectors, Eucharistic ministers, acolytes, greeters, gift bearers and choir members are all drawn from the congregation.
Dignity Detroit Council — Dignity Detroit’s Constitution provides for a democratic governing council elected from the membership, by the membership.