My mother and I sing together in the choir of a small rural Anglican church (I go to Catholic mass on Saturday evenings and sing with her on Sunday morning) whose organist just decided to resign after a nasty conflict with the minister. The parish has been through 2 years of plummeting attendance after the previous beloved young and inspiring Anglo-Catholic priest (whose influence helped give me the courage to convert to the Mother Church) was reassigned to a different parish and they were repeatedly neglected by the bishop. They’ve been dealing with retired interim ministers for two years now with no sign that they will get a new priest at all. My mom is really saddened by it because she loved singing with me in the choir, and the organist was an integral part of the parish. The interim minister has no understanding of the needs and opinions of the traditional community, and seems to be trying to cement her position by moving into the rectory. I don’t really know what I’m supposed to do to console my mother because she feels that the church will probably end up shutting down if the multiple crises keep driving people away.
Can I, as a Catholic, help try to save this Protestant parish, or should I just pray for the spiritual well-being of those involved and move on?