Courage Ministry


Courage is a group of Catholics who experience same-sex attractions and who are committed to helping one another to live chaste lives marked by prayer, fellowship and mutual support.  Our members are guided by caring priest chaplains who offer reconciliation and spiritual direction.  Together they pursue the Five Goals of Courage, which guide our meetings and become our rule of life. Confidential meetings take place in Tampa twice a month. This support ministry is sponsored by our Diocese. Contact: or call 954-778-2101. For more information about Courage International please visit

2017 Promo Video for  Courage International

EnCourage is a spiritual support group for family members and friends of men and women who experience same-sex attractions. Standing by the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, EnCourage members support one another and their loved ones through discussion, prayer, fellowship, and sacrifice.

Our confidential meeting will gather once a month at Christ the King Parish, 821 South Dale Mabry Highway.  This support ministry is sponsored by our diocese.  To receive more information about attending this meeting email or call 813.570.1163. To learn more about  Encourage International visit