I was raised a Catholic: went to a Catholic school and got baptised, confirmed, and all the other relevant sacraments. The problem is when I was ~17-18 I just stopped believing in God. Over the last few years I’ve gradually drifted back in the general direction of faith through changes in my aesthetic tastes, politics, views on family, etc… and even made a couple of attempts to go to Mass, but never really “got it” and always gave up after a week or two.
About four months ago my girlfriend broke up with me, which left me completely heartbroken for a while, so I started going to Mass, found a parish that I enjoy. and it just felt right. I’m fairly but not absolutely confident that I believe in God now. How can I know for certain that I truly believe, and what should I do to rejoin the Catholic community?
The reason that I’m asking this here instead of talking to my priest is that I’m an Australian expatriate living in France so my priest and me, while both being somewhat bilingual, don’t share a fluency in the same language so I can’t ask him difficult questions like these.