Servire et Aedificere
The Advocates of Saint Sebastian is a religious society, of apostolic life, in the independent Catholic tradition committed to the formation of competent ministers for service in progressive Catholic communities, the provision of professional spiritual care, and in contextually relational pastoral-service to the LGBTQIA+ and minority communities.
We are committed to an on-going formation process that begins with a solid theological foundation built on liberation and queer theologies designed as an umbrella term for transgressive action which erases boundaries.
Our approach to spiritual care is centered on people and their families (constructed or otherwise) delivered by ministers trained in clinical pastoral education through professional de-centered holistic means.
Communities [parishes] are religious and spiritual homes where we grow, are nurtured, sustained and encouraged our their faith journey. As Catholic-Christians we gather for the celebration of the Eucharist weekly as the source and summit of our faith.