I am a convert as of Easter 2000. My wife (married 23+ years) and kids are cradle Catholics. My parents, brothers, and their families are not Catholic. One of my brothers has a birthday next week on April 11. His wife is planning a birthday party on Good Friday evening. I was very surprised that they picked this day for a party. As I said, they are not Catholic but they are Methodist and attend regularly. I must say I do not feel good about going and my (wonderful) wife says she will not go. We normally attend Thursday, Friday, & Saturday nights of Holy Week. I would like advice from two perspectives. #1 What am I ALLOWED to do on Good Friday and #2 what SHOULD I do in this situation. It is most important to me that I do the right thing, even if I hurt some feelings in the family (hopefully THAT won’t happen).
p.s. i know even IF I were to attend I could not eat meat and I would have to fast all day prior.