For some reason I just can’t get comfortable at my parish :(. I come on to CAF and read all the controversy on proper mass attire, holding hands during the Our Father, clapping during mass, having guitars at mass, etc. The list, as you all most likely know, goes on and on and on.
My other concern has to do with my parish priest. Very kind man but at one point he gave me advice on a personal matter that was HIGHLY contradictory to Catholic teaching. I’ve been a little wary of him ever since.
On a lighter note however, this priest is a major “upgrade” from the last one.
I am a convert so I really have noo idea what is really appropriate during mass and what isn’t. I am also a very scrupulous person so this is really hard on me. My mind is literally all over the place.
I actually visited another parish in the area because I have been so desperate to not get distracted at mass and unfortunately the conditions were even worse.
Has anyone experienced the same or similar struggle? Can anyone offer some wisdom on the matter? I’m so confused. :o