Hi there, I’m just writing to see if anyone has had similar experiences with the Catholic Church and how they have dealt with it.
I am 29 and have been a practising Catholic all my life, for the first part of my life it was because my mum forced me to go but as I grew older the decision to follow the faith was my own.
I think the Catholic church is beautiful and love the tradition but increasingly I struggle with my parish. I have been going there for 4 years and in that time only one person has bothered to speak to me. I try to chat to people but I confess I am extremely shy.
I have been to other Christian churches in the area to support my friends in their faith and have noticed how passionate the people are and how inviting the fellow parishers are and there are so many young people. At my church there are no young people, we have very slow and morose sounding organ music and the church doesn’t appear to do anything to support the local community.
I feel drawn to non-Catholic churches because I want to feel that passion and to feel welcomed and involved. The churches I went to when I was younger were the same.
I’m just wondering if anyone else has felt the same in there church and if they’ve ever started any intiatives within their church to help people feel more involved?