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On-line morning of reflection

9:00 am Session One — You Are Wonderfully Made. Opening prayer and introductions. Some basic facts, affirmations, scripture reflection. Video (Katie Couric). Discussion, Q&A

10:00 am Session Two — Coming Out and Finding the New Normal. Our family’s story. Navigating family, friends, etc. It Gets Better video, Georgetown. Discussion, Q&A

11:00 am Session Three — Finding Home in the Faith Community. Where the Church is. Owning Our Faith video. Discussion, Q&A, closing prayers.

Facilitated by Deacon Raymond Dever

Deacon Ray Dever is a devout Catholic, a permanent deacon, a husband, and above all, a dad to three daughters. He serves pastorally at St. Paul Parish, Tampa, Florida. In a US Catholic article May 13, 2018, he writes on his experience as both a Catholic deacon and a proud dad to a transgender daughter. Deacon Ray’s participated in the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families. This is a great testimony to all the prayers and work that parents of LGBT people have performed in the Church over decades.