Sunday obligation. I am an usher at my church.
I went to Mass with an open mind and heart and liked it and felt God’s presence there. I may go back some day but I also like my church and feel God’s presence there, too, and see God touching and working in the lives of many people at my local church.
While there are many nice, respectful and decent Catholics on this site, I also run into my share of those who think that it’s only Protestants who should do the bending and go to Catholic worship services but Catholics shouldn’t ever attend a Protestant church unless it is for the sake of a protestant family member or spouse.
Otherwise, they contend, (even on this thread) if you go you should wear your “filters” or wear a proverbial closepin on your nose because there’s going to be a lot of “errors” to sift through. I find very that very disrespectful.
While some protestants have misconceptions of Catholicism and are prejudiced against it, it is obvious to me that some Catholics are prejudiced about protestant beliefs and churches and paint all of them with the same brush. Regardless of whether it is Catholics or Protestants doing the talking, it is wrong to lump every member of a group or a faith tradition together.
Personally, I don’t like it when protestants do that to Catholics and I don’t like it the other way around, either.
There is nothing wrong with what you describe and it’s very good. The only issue is that it takes a very special person to do that on a weekly basis. Doing this for time to time with a friend is very good for the reasons you mention.
But for a Catholic to do this every week, he/she must be strong in their Faith, be very patient, and able to evangelize without upsetting other members of the Protestant church.
Unfortunately, a lot of Catholics are not strong enough to (1) defend their Faith or (2) not get lead away; or if they are strong enough, may not have the patience.
But for the people who can do this, it’s a very good way to teach about the Faith.
Another good way is to exchange books.