Bernard Lynch Film


Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 2:30pm




AIDS: A Priest’s Testament, a moving documentary film about the first spiritual ministry to people with AIDS in New York City in the early days of the epidemic.  Followed by light refreshments and Q&A with the main figure in the film, Fr. Bernárd Lynch, and David Pais of GMHC.


The LGBT Center, 208 West 13 Street, Manhattan

Free and open to all, with a Q&A and light refreshments to follow  

RSVP Appreciated



AIDS: A Priest’s Testament


This compelling 1988 documentary film made by Britain’s Channel 4 tells the story of Fr. Bernárd Lynch and the founding of Dignity/New York’s AIDS ministry, the first such pastoral outreach to people with AIDS in New York City.  Fr. Lynch was subsequently drafted onto the Mayor of New York’s Task Force on AIDS.  The Irish-born priest and psychotherapist was closely involved with the LGBT community and an outspoken activist on behalf of LGBT civil rights.  His ministry and his activism led him into conflict with Catholic Church authorities as he struggled to give spiritual comfort to people facing a terrible disease that at the time had no effective treatments.  The film movingly profiles the man, his ministry, and a time of unprecedented crisis for the LGBT community, which responded courageously to an epidemic that, though changed, is far from over.

Dignity/New York Liturgy and Social


Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 6:30pm

St. John's Episcopal Church

218 W 11th Street (and Waverly Place)
New York, NY 10014

Join us this Sunday for our Lenten Liturgy.


“One does not live on bread alone”  Jesus  (Mathew 4:4)

"Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul" St. Teresa

Φιλαυτια / Philautia - Greek for self-love, self-respect, and self-esteem.

This idea of self-respect doesn’t cross the line over into self-centeredness and selfishness.

All are invited to our social celebrating St. Valentine Day

immediately following the liturgy.

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