Hi I’m just gonna ramble here and hope for some reassurance at the end !
So I have been attending mass for ages now and plan to do RCIA in the fall but I some times go to my baptist chuch aswell dice I havnt formally left yet . at my old church it’s smaller congregation , more activities to help out with, at least one young person about my age, im 16 nearly 17 and great young ish Sunday school teacher who helped my loads to kick start my faith and they more young people from toddlers to 13-15 year olds and the old bids but everyone is really nice and helpful with my faith.
so I went through dry patches at the church becuase I stayed in the sermon but he was waffling on for 40 mins and still does so I don’t get anythig from the sermon the only but I got was the children’s talk lol but hes great as a person but then I went out with another young person and Sunday school teacher for teens and I really enjoy it , it’s only basic stuff about Jesus love etc so it wasn’t about doctrine or anything , anyway so then I began to enjoy it again and stayed but then I got into Catholicism ( won’t go into the whole story it’s long )
now here I am but the thing is I miss them so much becuase I get everything spiritually from the catholic church and not the baptist but the social side in the baptist church and kind of spiritually if you count Sunday school but I don’t remember much but at the catholic church becuase its so big there are only a few regulars after mass coffee and there nice but it’s not the same and father doesn’t stay to chat like at my old Church and there’s no young people there , I know in another doicese it’s better they have a smaller church and the diosece has youth mass and your events and more young people but I can’t get there on a Sunday I will have to wait a few years untill I can drive , go to uni or move house ( might be moving in a few years ) so I guess I’m feeling a bit lonely at my catholic parish and there are no others thst i can go to and fell bad for the baptist church and miss it in some respects so yeah that’s how I’m feeling right now ! Anyway sorry for ranting and if anyone reads this thanks for taking the time - chuck