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Dignity Detroit celebrates 38th anniversary

By |2018-01-16T03:08:40-05:00April 26th, 2012|News|

Dignity Detroit celebrates 38 years of ministry to the LGBTQ community of the metropolitan Detroit area with an evening of dining and dance as well as special liturgy on the weekend of May 19.
Dignity Detroit is a faith community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied Catholics rich with diversity that worships in an affirming and supportive setting.
Dignity’s festivities begin May 19 with a dinner and dance at Park Place Banquet Hall in Dearborn. Along with cocktails, food, dancing and a silent auction, guest Dr. John Corvino, a noted author, national speaker, Wayne State philosophy professor and regular Between The Lines contributor, will attend the celebration to speak. Dr. Corvino has educated and entertained professional organizations, government contractors, churches, and hundreds of college and university audiences.
On May 20, Dignity’s celebration continues with a 38th Anniversary Liturgy at the usual 6 P.M. service at the Sacred Heart Chapel of Marygrove College.
This year’s theme for the celebration is, “Changing Lives Together,” as Dignity just does that every year through ministry and outreach programs. During its 38 years, Dignity Detroit has held canned food, clothing and personal hygiene kit drives, organized a Christmas Giving tree program to benefit families in the parishes of presiders, participated in the Breast Cancer Race for the Cure, AIDS Walk Detroit fundraiser, and the IHM South African AIDS Ministry Outreach Program.
“This is an opportunity to celebrate who we are and what we’re all about,” says Dignity Detroit President Frank D’Amore. “When we look at all the things we’ve done in the last 38 years – that’s what it boils down to. Everything that we do as a united community of faith is ‘Changing Lives Together.’ I’m extremely proud to be a part of that.”
The banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. May 19 with dinner served at 7 p.m. No tickets at the door. While the Liturgy is open to anyone interested in attending, tickets are required for the Dinner/Dance. The tickets are $50, are available until May 13 and will not be sold at the door.
Heart Chapel of Marygrove College is located at 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit. Park Place is located at 23400 Park St., Dearborn. For further information, e-mail dignitydetroit74@yahoo.com.

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