CALGM Conferences

CALGM Conferences

2013 National Conference:
New Orleans, Louisiana


CALGM announces our 2013 conference in New Orleans, LA September 12-15, 2013.  National headlines have demonstrated the need for outreach to our youth, the church of the future.  We have already been hard at work preparing for the conference, and we look forward to announcing keynote speakers in the near future.

The 2013 conference will be held at the Hotel Monteleone, located at 214 Royal St in the French Quarter.  We have negotiated a great reduced rate of $119/night.

Email to register.  A formal registration brochure will be posted later this year.  We welcome your suggestions for workshop presenters and topics, and we look forward to being with you in New Orleans next year!


2011 National Conference: Albany, New York


Join CALGM in Albany, NY September 22nd to 25th.  We're excited about the unfolding plans--both for speakers and for our prayer together and our interactions and experience of community.  The Best Western Albany Airport will be the conference site--reasonably priced rooms, great location, free shuttle service, wonderfully friendly staff.  Food for body, mind, heart, and spirit!  We hope to see you there! 

The conference brochure has been mailed to CALGM members, and it is available at the bottom of this page as a pdf. Check it out to see the wonderful speakers and sessions being offered. conference brochure.pdf

Registration is not available on-line, but you can open the registration form pdf, print it, and mail it in.  We look forward to seeing you in  Albany! Registration Form_1.pdf



Santa Barbara, CA:  September 18, 2010

The Sexual Person--Gay and Lesbian Sexuality in a Heterosexual Culture

Santa Barbara hosted a CALGM Regional Gathering featuring presenters Todd Salzman and Michael Lawler.  These authors  presented information from their book and lead participants in discussion.  For details, click on the link:

Collegeville, MN:  October 15th-17th, 2010

Setting the Table--Sharing Stories of Our Gay Catholic Experience

St. John's Abbey Guest House was the site of a Midwest Regional CALGM Gathering.  Those who wished a longer experience gathered on Friday evening and concluded Sunday noon after liturgy and lunch.  But the schedule was such that participants could choose to join us just for Saturday and still have an enriching experience.  For more information, click on the following link:


2009  Las Vegas--Life In the Desert: Thirsting for the Oasis

 Cosponsored by CALGM and Imago Dei, the Gay/Lesbian Catholic Ministries of Southern Nevada, this conference provided life-giving waters and refreshment for our spirits.  General Session speakers were Anne Bryan Smollin, CSJ, Ph.D., Dr. James Alison, Todd Salzman, Ph.D., and Michael Lawler, Ph.D., and Harry Knox of the HRC Religion and Faith Program.


2008  Long Beach, CA--I Am Who I Am By the Grace of God

The Los Angeles Archdiocesan Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics co-sponsored the 15th Anniversary NACDLGM Conference (the National Association of Catholic Diocesan Lesbian and Gay Ministries).  We gathered on-board the Queen Mary for a journey toward wholeness.  Plenary speakers were Bishop Jaime Soto, Terry DeCrescenzo, MSW, LCSW, Sister Fran Ferder, FSPA, Ph.D., and Bishop Raul Vera Lopez, OP.  It was at this conference that the membership officially approved our change of name to the Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministry.