Hello. I’m sorry if i posted this in the wrong section but i’m trying to find a good Catholic church. I know most of you are thinking that i can just go to any Catholic Church near by… however I’m not just looking for a specific place to worship but a church that has a good young adult community.
I’ve just moved from the Philippines to Queens New York (since Aug of this year), just to start a new life and gain success in my future and I am alone. All my friends and family are in the Philippines. I want a Church that a great community in where i can meet and build relationships with good people my age (Young adult) and every catholic church i’ve went to so far just doesn’t have any active groups. It’s all “go in - worship - go out”, i’ve not been able to meet some friends.
Now, one my students recommended me to go to his church which is a Protestant Church. In the Protestant Church i was actually able to meet new friends very easily… they were very inviting, holding lots of activities and faith building. It was just very relationship strong and not only was the social atmosphere strong but they were very much in love with god and his word. The Protestant service was just very enjoyable for me… great message/service, great songs being sung, and allot of great people i met, allot of people from my country… etc.
Infact, regardless of me attending the Protestant church, i still go to Mass every Saturday… pray the rosary, watch various videos of Fr Barron and other intelligent Catholic men.
However, due to the fact that making friends is so important to me (friends who I know i can also see as brethern through Christ)… and due to the fact that it has only been the protestant church that has been very social and warm then i’m in thoughts that maybe God has placed me in this church for a reason. I’ve been praying to meet some new people, a christian community, to maybe find love and companionship… and this is the church that has shown to me to have it.
However if i can find a catholic church with this, i’ve visted several websites of the catholic churches i’ve heard about in my area, i’ve seen they have young adult groups but none are active. The only social groups that are active are the ones meant for older people. I’ve asked in those churches and no body knows anything, i’ve taken email addresses and i get no response. Anybody know a catholic church with a great young adult community?