My situation is like this: I’m one of those people who got baptized as a baby and then put through First Communion. Nobody in my family had ever gone to church (outside of other people’s weddings and funerals) or anything. I don’t remember anything from that First Communion, other than I went through it.
It hadn’t mattered to me for a long long time. But now in my thirties I’m finding myself being pulled towards the Church.
Thing is, I’m confused and… well, kinda scared! I don’t know how to go about going back to Church. I tried going to Mass once (not on a Sunday) and I felt lost and incredibly self-conscious through most of it. I thought I might try talking to people there afterwards, but as soon as Mass was over, I chickened out and just… went home. I have trouble talking to strangers in general, so that might have been it. (I am a very shy man.)
I’d appreciate any advice on what type of person to try to approach about my situation. I also have less trouble communicating in text form, so if anyone would be willing to talk to me online and answer questions or share experiences, that’d be pretty amazing too.