Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
The LGBTQIS Pride Activities, and Social Events Center of Elmira NY
The only Church in Central New York founded and fostered by the GLBTQIS community for 38 years. October 31, 2021 - 38th Anniversary now in our 39th year in Ministry.
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Contact the Pastor: Rev. Br. Shawn F. Benedict, O.S.B. mobile phone: 607-280-0374
Email the Pastor: rayofhopechurch@aol.com
Mailing address: Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
                                380 W. 1st St.
                                Elmira, NY 14901

For easy instructions on how to use Skype to participate in our activities click here.
You are invited to come in person to our chapel at 380 W. 1st St. Elmira, NY 14901. The chapel, is now ACCESSIBLE to the "differently abled" with a commercial grade elevator in front of the building.

This is our current schedule:  Sunday worship begins at 10:30 AM and usually ends at 12:30 PM. Tuesday Bible Enrichment begins at 6:30 PM and ends at 8:00 PM.  The chapel is open for prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament seven days a week from 7:00 AM to 11:59PM.  Closed Midnight to 6:59 AM.  

"You are as welcome here as Christ Jesus Himself" (Fr. Bartholomew J. O'Brien, see Romans 15:7).
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"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:13)
For easy instructions on how to use Skype to participate in our activities click here.
Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.  The only name associated with this ministry is the "Name above all names."  (see Philippians 2:9-11)
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Photo taken on 11-15-19 showing our new front doors.
page updated
3/17/20
10:30 a.m.
(This page was updated March 17, 2020.)  As of December 6, 2016, we were finally able to edit our web site again after many years of not having access due to an out of date web page building program.  The entire site is continually being reviewed and put into a more useable format.  The original task for this project was headed by Logan Wenzel, who is a Computer Science Engineer.  Take a moment to read about Logan's excellent work on this project, just simply click here.