Parishioners hold gay pride service outside church

Days after the Boston archdiocese postponed a Mass in support of Gay Pride Month at St Cecilia’s parish, hundreds of parishioners held a prayer service outside the church to encourage people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to feel welcome.

“We are concerned for those who do not feel welcomed,” said John Kelly, chairman of the church’s Rainbow Ministry, which sponsored the service, the Boston Herald reports. “To you we say, come join us, this loving community, where all are welcome!”

The postponed Mass is now scheduled for 11 a.m. on July 10.


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St Cecilia’s Parish, Boston