I am new to this forum and I hope that I have chosen the right sub-forum for this topic. For a long time I have been thinking about searching for advice on here and finally decided to do so. The title I chose is probably too generic - I was not sure which one to pick.
For reasons of health, I am not able to go wherever I want - most of the time, I have to manage daily life within the village I live in (it is a rather small village but at least we’ve got supermarkets, doctors etc.). For this reason, I also cannot attend mass because the catholic church is too far away. However, I am trying to do my very best by praying regularly - here, the Youcat prayers book is very helpful - by watching mass on TV on Sundays, by praying the rosary on Fridays, and by reading as much as I can about catholicism (and other confessions).
Nevertheless, especially on Sundays, it is making me sad not to be able to attend Mass, to be separated. I desire to go to church regularly but - at the moment - it is simply not possible.
This leads over to my questions which I hope to find answers to. In my village, there is a Protestant church - I am not agreeing with everything they teach but I was thinking about going there on Sundays, at least until I am able to go to the Catholic church in the next city. I do know that I cannot fulfill my Sunday obligation this way, but I think it would give me at least the chance to listen to the Gospels and to be less separated from the “life of faith”. I still have doubts, though, because I do not want to do anything that is “against” the RCC - however, in times of ecumenism, it should be possible to go there without having a guilty conscience?!
Another question is: Do you have any ideas how I could foster my faith without being able to attend mass (in addition to what I am already doing)?
Thank you for reading my thoughts! I am very much looking forward to reading your contributions. By the way, English is not my native language, so please be indulgent to my mistakes