Courage & EnCourage

Courage and EnCourage in Kansas City and St. Joseph

The international Courage and EnCourage Apostolates assist the faithful who experience same-sex attraction to live the Gospel in their daily lives.  The priests, deacons, and laity who serve in this work welcome all people of goodwill to participate in this community of fellowship, even if they are not Catholic. 

Courage helpline 816-714-2371


Courage Kansas City is the local chapter of the Courage Apostolate.  We offer spiritual support to Christian men and women with same-sex attractions who desire to live chaste lives in accordance with the teachings of Scripture and Catholic moral teaching. Courage Kansas City is a collaborative effort of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. We have groups that meet on both sides of the state line in the KC Metro area and in St. Joseph, Missouri on a regular basis.

EnCourage: support for families of those with same-sex attraction

EnCourage KC is a spiritual support group for family members and friends of loved ones with same-sex attraction. Monthly meetings are held at a location convenient for those throughout the KC metro area. Please call the Helpline number if you are interested in this support group. The Courage Apostolate has some great resources on their EnCourage site.

What is Courage and EnCourage?

Courage International (2017 Promo)

A Catholic resource for anyone seeking the tools to accompany our brothers and sisters who experience same-sex attraction.

Courage Helpline

How can I learn more?

If you are interested in joining a group the first step is to call the helpline.  Because we take great care to protect the confidentiality of our members, meetings are not open to walk-ins. If you are interested in learning more or talking to someone about your situation, call us.  You may be asked to leave a message if that person is not able to answer your call immediately.

Confidential helpline