What we're about

AIM is a Catholic community that invites everyone in the diversity of their sexual and gender orientation to full participation in the life, worship, and mission of the Church. Our Lady of Lourdes Parish holds a Mass every fourth Saturday of each month for AIM, where everyone is free to worship in a supportive environment. After each Mass, AIM hosts a gathering where participants have an opportunity to share their stories and connect with others. Other programming that AIM provides includes accessible and inclusive opportunities for community life, outreach, education, and spiritual growth (e.g., an annual Christmas gathering, social events, lectures, film screenings, workshops, and spiritual activities). AIM encourages participation in other Parish ministries.

Learn more here:

AIM Website (http://www.allinclusiveministries.org/)

Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/allinclusiveministries.org)

Contact us here:

Address:
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
41 Earl Street
Toronto ON M4Y 1M4

Phone: (416) 924-6257

Email: contact@allinclusiveministries.org

Upcoming events (5)

AIM All-Inclusive Online Mass

Online event

Gay, lesbian, bi, or trans? Join us for our AIM All-Inclusive Online Mass, offered while safety measures are still in place (https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-stop-spread). Fr. Philip Shano, SJ (www.ignation.ca/author/philshano/), is going to be the presider, and the Mass bulletin (coming soon!) will help you follow along. This online Mass is being held via Zoom. (Basic help with joining a Zoom meeting is available through Zoom – https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting .) If you’re attending, and you’ve already RSVPed via Google Forms (https://forms.gle/2w2eUBvkXksBPiN19) to any past online event, you won’t have to register: we’ll send you an invitation. If you’ve never RSVPed, please do so by Saturday, October 24 at noon ET. Keep your eyes open for an invitation that’ll be emailed shortly after that time. All are welcome, so please join us as we celebrate together! (Our Lady of Lourdes Toronto is celebrating in-person Masses. To attend any of them, visit Lourdes | Reservations – https://lourdes.to/reserve/ .)

AIM All-Inclusive Online Gospel Reflection

Online event

Gay, lesbian, bi, or trans? Join us for our spirit- and community-sustaining All-Inclusive Online Gospel Reflection, offered during our ever-evolving health situation (https://covid-19.ontario.ca). For the event, we’re looking at and discussing one or more of the upcoming Sunday readings in a relaxed and supportive environment. If you can, please download and look at the Participant Sheet (to be posted soon) before the event begins. You should also be able to video conference using Zoom. (General help with joining a Zoom meeting is available via Zoom – https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting .) If you’ve already RSVPed to any past online event, we’ll send you an invitation. If you've never RSVPed, please do so (https://forms.gle/ouxbJ7TD2Kx85J997) by Wednesday, November 11 at 6:00 a.m. ET. Keep your eyes open for an invitation that’ll be emailed during the day All are welcome, so join us as we reflect on God’s Word! (Our Lady of Lourdes Toronto is celebrating in-person Masses. To attend any of them, visit Lourdes | Reservations – https://lourdes.to/reserve/ .)

AIM All-Inclusive Book Club Online | Pope Francis' Encyclical, Fratelli Tutti

Gay, lesbian, bi, or trans? Join us for the next meeting of the AIM All-Inclusive Book Club Online, offered while we continue dealing with COVID-19 (https://covid-19.ontario.ca). This month, we’re discussing Pope Francis’ encyclical, Fratelli Tutti (http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20201003_enciclica-fratelli-tutti.html). Dr. Michael W. Higgins (https://bccatholic.ca/voices/b-c-catholic-staff/become-an-artisan-of-peace-vancouver-catholics-react-to-pope-s-encyclical-fratelli-tutti) calls the encyclical “a cri de cœur, a cry of the heart that is prophetic […],” and The Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/pope-franciss-new-encyclical-is-a-papal-warning-about-a-world-going-backward/2020/10/04/c3f89b24-026c-11eb-b92e-029676f9ebec_story.html) writes that in a “world going backward […], Francis makes an uncynical case […] against tribalism, xenophobia, and the dangers of the social media age.” (If you can, you should have the letter read for the club meeting.) The event is being held via Zoom; basic help with joining a Zoom meeting is available through Zoom – https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting . If you’re attending, and you've already RSVPed via Google Forms to any past online event, you won’t have to register: we’ll send you an invitation. If you've never RSVPed, please do so (https://forms.gle/9EE3X8pQ8zcDbEKb9) by Friday, November 20 at 6:00 a.m. ET. Keep your eyes open for an invitation that’ll be emailed later that day. All are welcome, so please join us! (Our Lady of Lourdes Toronto is celebrating in-person Masses. To attend any of them, visit Lourdes | Reservations – https://lourdes.to/reserve/.)

AIM All-Inclusive Online Mass

Online event

Gay, lesbian, bi, or trans? Join us for our AIM All-Inclusive Online Mass, offered while safety measures are still in place (https://covid-19.ontario.ca/). Fr. Philip Shano, SJ (www.ignation.ca/author/philshano/), is going to be the presider, and the Mass bulletin (coming soon) will help you follow along. This online Mass is being held via Zoom. (Basic help with joining a Zoom meeting is available through Zoom – https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting .) If you’re attending, and you’ve already RSVPed via Google Forms (https://forms.gle/2w2eUBvkXksBPiN19) to any past online event, you won’t have to register: we’ll send you an invitation. If you’ve never RSVPed, please do so by Saturday, November 28 at noon ET. Keep your eyes open for an invitation that’ll be emailed shortly after that time. All are welcome, so please join us as we celebrate together! (Our Lady of Lourdes Toronto is celebrating in-person Masses. To attend any of them, visit Lourdes | Reservations – https://lourdes.to/reserve/ .)

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