Acceptance Sydney would like to wish all LGBTIQ+ people of faith a very HAPPY and SAFE


Please feel free to join our online Mass Before Mardi Gras on Friday 5 March
(check out our event page for more details) 


Due to the ongoing global Covid-19 Pandemic all face to face Masses on a Friday night at St Joseph's Newtown have been cancelled until further notice however Friday night online spiritual reflections have been organised to continue to support the LBGTIQ+ community.

If you would like to participate in these online reflections please email Acceptance Sydney and request to be added to our participant list. 

We look forward to seeing either online or when face to face Masses are resumed.


Acceptance is a faith community existing for almost four decades, supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) Catholics, their family and friends.

By providing a safe, spiritual and social environment, through Acceptance, many GLBT Catholics have found reconciliation with their faith and sexuality.

The celebration of the Sacraments is central to our lives as Catholics. The Eucharist is a focal point of theAcceptance ministry through active participation in a weekly parish Mass.

In addition to this, Acceptance promotes social justice, fellowship and a Catholic identity for GLBT Catholics their family and friends

In a time when many homosexual and heterosexual Catholics are turning away from the Church, Acceptance's mission is to affirm the authenticity and dignity of GLBT Catholics in our church through liturgy, witness, and fellowship.




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