Fr. Anthony Lipari, pastor of Good Shepherd ANCC in Toms River, NJ, accompanied several of his parishioners to the Jersey Pride Festival held June 3 in Ashbury Park, NJ. The annual festival, now in its 25th year, celebrates the value of community for LGBTQ persons.
At the festival, Good Shepherd members handed out bottles of water and greetings. “Literally hundreds of people came to our booth as we shared faith journeys, hope, and most of all, love for our Good Shepherd American National Catholic Church,” said Fr. Lipari.