Home         About Us         Contact Us         FAQs         SP&P         Sexualty         Resources        
    This Month        Next Month        News        Map        Support         Members Only

News
Flashes

Sunday Liturgy
   Our Mass is each Sunday at 5 pm, St Paul in the Desert Church; click for a map.

PS Gay Pride Free:
  Nov. 7-9 weekend

   Kickoff Concert Fri 6-10 pm: at Arenas; Festival Sat & Sun: on upper Palm Cyn; Parade Sun 10 am: on lower Palm Cyn.

Pope As Pastoral
   Pope urges more pastoral Church, in re GLBTs also cit-
ing Pope John XXIII for: "See everything; turn a blind eye to much; correct (just) a little." See quote from Pope Francis in box to the right.

Records for IRS
   Click here to read (pp 18-20) the IRS rules; & here for the summary.

Council Mtgs
  Council meets at 3 pm on 2nd Sundays in odd-numbered months; but check calendar to be sure.

Anointing
   In odd-numbered months, a healing Anointing is held at Mass on 1st Sunday

Announcements
   Click to read the Announcements.

KOA Fund
   Ten percent each Sunday goes to the KOA Fund (former AIDS Fund). It helps members in need, regardless of cause.

Back to Top









   WELCOME TO DIGNITY


     DIGNITY PALM SPRINGS is an independent lay organization that is seeking to reform the Catholic Church, as well as reform society in general.

We seek reforms mainly on issues regarding the sexuality of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) persons. We minister to their spiritual (and other) needs as well.

We are an affiliate of Dignity/USA, a nationwide organization with scores of local chapters and thousands of members. Several chapters are in California, four in southern California. Click for a nationwide chapter map and for a nationwide list, both of which are equipped with links to chapter websites.

Our neighboring chapter (Dignity/LA) has the unique distinction of being the founding chapter of Dignity/USA.  In 1969, a group of Catholics began to meet to discuss GLBTQ issues and to celebrate Mass. We took a statement of the then only recently completed Second Vatican Council (quote is in the box at the right) as our inspiration in the choice of a name for our organization. In only a very few years, the organization had developed into the high-profile nationwide advocate for all GLBTQ persons that Dignity is today.

During most of the pontificate of Pope John Paul II (1978-2005), Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict XVI) was the enforcer of orthodox doctrine. Ironically, however, he had years earlier vigorously defended (see quote in the box to the right) the primacy of conscience, even in the face of the contrary demands of the Pope or any other church authority.

We urge you to get to know Dignity/Palm Springs better. We invite you (and bring a friend, if you can) to attend a regular chapter liturgy any Sunday at 5 pm and the fellowship (i.e. a social) that follows the liturgy. Click on "Map" in the banner at the top of any page of this website for a map to locate the liturgy, which is equipped with a zoom-in/out feature.

In the meantime, please do explore further on this website to learn more About Us. Things that are underlined (in the text of any page of this website or in either of the two rows found just below the banner at the top of each page of this website) links to still more information, on this website (or elsewhere): so just click on the link to go there.

We echo a saintly Philadelphia pastor who posted this welcome on the parish website:

  "Come into this house and bring all you are. No need to check your failures at the door. There are no perfect people here. You are invited, so come. Come in seeking, come in wandering, come in hurting. Come into this house of companionship and compassion. Come in. You are welcome here."



Back to Top