Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
The Church in Central New York founded and consistently fostered by the GLBTQIS community. October 31, 2017 was the 34th Anniversary in our 35th year in Ministry.
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(This page was updated January 2, 2018.)  As of December 6, 2016, we were finally able to edit our web site again after many years of not having access due to an out of date web page building program.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 studying Computer Science in college.  Take a moment to read about Logan's excellent work on this project, just simply click here.

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)