:shrug:A little history: I have not received all the sacraments yet. Im baptized catholic & married in the catholic church, but need to attend RCIA to continue my journey… My children are both baptized catholic. We have not been to church as a family ever - with the exeption of my childrens baptisms! The #1 reason is that my husband & I work every single weekend 12 hour shifts.
About a month ago my daughter said “Mommy we cant go to to church because you work on Sundays” I had been wanting to take them to church for a long time, but Im stuck with my weekend work commitments ~ I was just waiting for a better job opportunity to present itself. Its been 3 years of working weekends & Im growing weary, Im still looking for other jobs! My daughter is reaching out to me to grow in her faith & I cant even take her to church - Im feeling so guilty! I want her faith to grown & blossom at her tender young age. There are other mass times at our local parish, but those masses are during her school hours. Im so torn & am trying to find a job with different hours.
Im feeling so guilty about not being able to attend mass with my kids so I began looking at protestant churches in the area (mainly because they have weeknight activities for youth & offer a lot of ministries for kids & myself.) I havent attended any other churches at this point, just looking. Im feeling guilty no matter what I do!
Im in agreement with the Catholic teachings, so the thought of leaving the church is painful for me! I honestly feel stuck & am looking for options!
Even though I havent been to RCIA, I have been studying the catholic faith for some time! Ive learned a lot, but still need to grow in my prayer life & faith! Can someone post some prayers so I can ask God to help me with this.