My brother has invited my family several times to attend his nonCatholic church on a Sunday. A part of me knows he’s just happy and would like to share that, but he has let me know that he’s planning to get my DH up to say the ‘sinners prayer’. :rolleyes:
My brother and I were baptised Catholic as infants, but that’s as much as our parents did. (Our mom is Catholic - Dad ??)
So, he felt the tug and started attending a church that apparently preaches against the Catholic church. (Not sure about that, but he has mentioned to me there’s no Biblical basis for confession (I know that’s not true) and spoken negatively about Mary.
He’s never studied Catholicism from a Catholic source…so I know where he’s coming from.
I’m on a different path, currently attending RCIA to be in full communion with the RCC.
Well, I decided it might be nice to attend his church. I didn’t want to give an ‘us vs them’ attitude. HOWEVER, I was thinking that I should invite him to attend Mass. Now, he’d NEVER come to Mass on Sunday because he wouldn’t miss his church service.
So, I’d be the one that needed to make accomodations by either attending Saturday evening mass the weekend I’d go to his church OR attend his service, then find a Mass at another church in the afternoon or evening on Sunday…because our church doesn’t have one.
Finally, to my question :o would it be very rude to say something to the effect of, “I’ll attend your church if you’ll attend mine.” ? What if he won’t attend Mass with us? It feels rude to say since you won’t come to Mass w/ us, then I’m not going with you.
(which I KNOW he would NOT miss his Sunday church service so we’d all have to go Saturday night)
Thanks for reading all that. If all that made sense to you I’d appreciate your thoughts.