On Saturday, June 1st, DW will be having their “Moon Over Washington” Potluck dinner party, again graciously hosted by Jim Bedore, on the top of his building high up on that hill at 1901 Wyoming Avenue, NW.
On Sunday, June 9th, Dignity/Washington will have a very special guest homilist for Sunday Mass at 6:00 PM at St. Margaret’s – Maryland State Delegate Heather Mizeur. Delegate Mizeur, who is Catholic and one of Maryland’s eight openly gay legislators, represents Takoma Park and Silver Spring in the Maryland General Assembly; and, she has been a visible leader in efforts to secure marriage equality and other protections for LGBT families, culminating in 2012’s successful campaign to have marriage equality legislation passed and signed into law in Maryland.
The 2013 “Capital Pride” festivities take place on the weekend of June 8th and 9th , and Dignity/Washington is again a “Community Partner” in sponsoring the event.
June 25th, is the date for this year’s “Night OUT with The Nats” baseball game, and Dignity/Washington is one of the biggest groups participating in this always-fun GLBT gathering at Nationals Park. Tickets are $20 each.
The 2013 National Convention of DignityUSA takes place July 4-7, in Minneapolis, MN; and, registration is now open. Join several of your friends from D/NoVA and DW who are signed up to attend. The theme of the convention is “Let Justice Roll Like a River;” and, attendees will spend the weekend exploring how we are that river’s current, carrying justice by nurturing right relationships within Dignity, the wider church, and all our communities. Go to www.conv2013.dignityusa.
While at that site, sign up to become a member of DUSA even if you can't attend the convention. D/NoVA has donated $250 towards the scholarship fund to help folks attend the convention. Your support of and membership in DUSA is very important.
PURPOSE: Dignity/NoVA's primary purpose is to sponsor a weekly mass in the Roman Catholic tradition for the local Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community of Northern Virginia. In addition to establishing a nurturing community for worship, spiritual development, fellowship and education, we seek to provide a healing outreach to GLBT Catholics by affirming that all people are children of God; and we seek to be a prophetic witness of Jesus' teachings and message to the Church, to the GLBT community, and to society through the spiritually unique and individual experiences of GLBT persons.
We are honored that you are visiting our web site. Being a religious organization, we are always striving to find new ways to get our message out to current and prospective members. This web site allows us to reach people we may never have been able to contact before.
Please use this site to access the information you need about the church and as a resource for broadening your faith. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you might have. .
PASTORAL CARE: If you need confidential assistance, call the Dignity Center number (202) 546-2235 and select Box #2. You will be put in touch with the appropriate person. All calls are kept confidential. If you have need for pastoral counseling, contact any of our priests.
DIGNITY WASHINGTON: www.DignityWashington.org
Dignity Washington sponsors a mass for the GLBT community each Sunday night at 6:00 pm at St. Margaret's Church, 1830 Connecticut Ave., NW (Dupont Circle Metro). Additional information about DW activities can be found by using the link above to their web site or by calling the DW Information Line at 202-546-2235.