Latest Threads
newest posts



Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > Liturgy and Sacraments
 

Welcome to Catholic Answers Forums, the largest Catholic Community on the Web.

Here you can join over 400,000 members from around the world discussing all things Catholic. Membership is open to all, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, who seek the Truth with Charity.

To gain full access, you must register for a FREE account. Registered members are able to:
  • Submit questions about the faith to experts from Catholic Answers
  • Participate in all forum discussions
  • Communicate privately with Catholics from around the world
  • Plus join a prayer group, read with the Book Club, and much more.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. So join our community today!

Have a question about registration or your account log-in? Just contact our Support Hotline.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search Thread Display
  #1  
Old Oct 6, '09, 8:58 am
Templum Templum is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: May 24, 2009
Posts: 46
Religion: Catholic
Default I need your sound advice

Hi,

I have been working in a church on a part-time basis. I work for a living, but sometimes I do things for the parish. I try to work hand-in-hand with my parish priest because I feel that he has the last word for things. Now, I have been organizing things mainly lunches for my Mass. I have gotten compliments for the most part. I have been able to achieve a high enrolment in some of these lunches. In general, it works very well. I have done this for a few years now and I'm good at it. I also read for the Mass. Now, some of the volunteers at Mass are culturally different than I and that doesn't bother me. I believe that we are God's kids and we are the same for that reason. However, there are misinterpretations due to cultural differences on how we say things etc. When there are misinterpretations of some kind, what is the church rule about it? I try to come to a common ground with people and if they don't do their share, I have to deal with the problem another way. What does the bible say about conflict? Do you know this off hand? What if people don't cooperate and don't try to find a common ground? Why do they hold grudges and sulk if they're volunteering for a Mass? Why aren't they stronger in their beliefs than those sitting on benches? Are they supposed to be stronger? Now, I have had to deal with different customs and relationships with these people are so difficult because of the cultural differences? How can a parish member deal with difficult people within the church system? What is the church rule on it? Can I deal with the priest about it? How should we behave in a church?



Thanks,
Templum
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old Oct 6, '09, 12:22 pm
Cluny Cluny is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: December 14, 2008
Posts: 2,365
Religion: Other
Default Re: I need your sound advice

<< However, there are misinterpretations due to cultural differences on how we say things etc. >>

What "cultural misinterpretations" are you talking about?

You also need to get over your notion that is it somehow "your Mass." Wrong. It's the CHURCH'S Mass.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old Oct 6, '09, 12:57 pm
Chatter163's Avatar
Chatter163 Chatter163 is online now
Regular Member
 
Join Date: April 24, 2005
Posts: 3,843
Religion: Roman Catholic
Question Re: I need your sound advice

I have no idea what is being asked.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old Oct 6, '09, 4:24 pm
Templum Templum is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: May 24, 2009
Posts: 46
Religion: Catholic
Default Thanks!

Hi,

Thanks for your replies.
Templum
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old Oct 6, '09, 4:48 pm
kage_ar kage_ar is offline
Veteran Member
Book Club Member
 
Join Date: August 2, 2004
Posts: 12,863
Religion: Catholic - Convert RCIA class of 1998
Default Re: I need your sound advice

What is a lunch for a Mass?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old Oct 6, '09, 4:53 pm
estesbob estesbob is offline
Prayer Warrior
Forum Supporter
 
Join Date: May 8, 2005
Posts: 48,606
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: I need your sound advice

Quote:
Originally Posted by Templum View Post
Hi,

I have been working in a church on a part-time basis. I work for a living, but sometimes I do things for the parish. I try to work hand-in-hand with my parish priest because I feel that he has the last word for things. Now, I have been organizing things mainly lunches for my Mass. I have gotten compliments for the most part. I have been able to achieve a high enrolment in some of these lunches. In general, it works very well. I have done this for a few years now and I'm good at it. I also read for the Mass. Now, some of the volunteers at Mass are culturally different than I and that doesn't bother me. I believe that we are God's kids and we are the same for that reason. However, there are misinterpretations due to cultural differences on how we say things etc. When there are misinterpretations of some kind, what is the church rule about it? I try to come to a common ground with people and if they don't do their share, I have to deal with the problem another way. What does the bible say about conflict? Do you know this off hand? What if people don't cooperate and don't try to find a common ground? Why do they hold grudges and sulk if they're volunteering for a Mass? Why aren't they stronger in their beliefs than those sitting on benches? Are they supposed to be stronger? Now, I have had to deal with different customs and relationships with these people are so difficult because of the cultural differences? How can a parish member deal with difficult people within the church system? What is the church rule on it? Can I deal with the priest about it? How should we behave in a church?



Thanks,
Templum

Could you give us an example of a misinterpretation due to cultural differences. Sounbds like you got your feelings hurt-Ive been there myself but a specific example would help.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old Oct 9, '09, 4:30 pm
Jason_1977's Avatar
Jason_1977 Jason_1977 is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: September 19, 2009
Posts: 543
Religion: Catholic- but my spiritual glass is getting tougher to fill.
Default Re: I need your sound advice

Quote:
Originally Posted by Templum View Post
Hi,

I have been working in a church on a part-time basis. I work for a living, but sometimes I do things for the parish. I try to work hand-in-hand with my parish priest because I feel that he has the last word for things. Now, I have been organizing things mainly lunches for my Mass. I have gotten compliments for the most part. I have been able to achieve a high enrolment in some of these lunches. In general, it works very well. I have done this for a few years now and I'm good at it. I also read for the Mass. Now, some of the volunteers at Mass are culturally different than I and that doesn't bother me. I believe that we are God's kids and we are the same for that reason. However, there are misinterpretations due to cultural differences on how we say things etc. When there are misinterpretations of some kind, what is the church rule about it? I try to come to a common ground with people and if they don't do their share, I have to deal with the problem another way. What does the bible say about conflict? Do you know this off hand? What if people don't cooperate and don't try to find a common ground? Why do they hold grudges and sulk if they're volunteering for a Mass? Why aren't they stronger in their beliefs than those sitting on benches? Are they supposed to be stronger? Now, I have had to deal with different customs and relationships with these people are so difficult because of the cultural differences? How can a parish member deal with difficult people within the church system? What is the church rule on it? Can I deal with the priest about it? How should we behave in a church?



Thanks,
Templum


I'm not sure we sprechen zie the same lingity..........what are you going on about?
__________________
Regards,

~Jason




Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old Oct 10, '09, 3:27 am
Templum Templum is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: May 24, 2009
Posts: 46
Religion: Catholic
Default Thanks

HI,

I want to thank you for your replies. I found a way out. I talked with the priest of the parish and all is well now. Thanks for responding anyhow.

Templum
Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > Liturgy and Sacraments

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search Thread
Search Thread:

Advanced Search
Display

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump




Prayer Intentions

Most Active Groups
6648CAF Prayer Warriors Support Group
Last by: njlisa
6273Let's empty Purgatory
Last by: hazcompat
5216Petitions Before the Blessed Sacrament
Last by: grateful_child
4631Devotion to the Sorrowful Mother
Last by: DesertSister62
4330Poems and Reflections
Last by: PathWalker
4055OCD/Scrupulosity Group
Last by: Fischli
3295For seniors and shut- ins
Last by: GLam8833
3261Catholic Vegetarians & Vegans
Last by: Herculees
2829Let's Empty Purgatory 2
Last by: Tis Bearself
2449SOLITUDE
Last by: tuscany



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 2:38 pm.

Home RSS Feeds - Home - Archive - Top

Copyright © 2004-2014, Catholic Answers.