Encourage is a support ministry that is dedicated to the spiritual needs of parents, siblings, children and other relatives and friends of persons who have same-sex attraction.
Many of us either know someone or are close to someone with a homosexual or same sex attraction. Encourage is a support ministry within the Catholic Church, which assists people who are not same sex attracted themselves however either have children, friends or family members who have identified themselves as struggling with this issue.
Encourage offers faithful witness to Catholic teaching on sexual morality while meeting the needs of its members with charity and compassion and cultivating a supportive accepting environment in which the more immediate goals of fostering personal chastity and sexual abstinence can be valued.
"You are always my child;
nothing can ever change that,
you are also a child of God, gifted and
called for a purpose in God's design."
- "Always our Children" USCCB