My wife and I were formally received into the Church this past December. We were formerly Russian Orthodox. We believe that God led us to the Catholic Church.
I realize some of the things I will mention will seem trivial, but the cumulative effect of them has been rather discouraging.
The day we were received, I registered us with the online parish registry. From that site, we can ask questions and even join groups within the parish.
Almost four months later, and numerous attempts to contact the groups/ministries I am interested in, and no responses. Not one.
I am very interested (or was) in the Knights of Columbus. Again, four months of unreturned emails and phone calls. I had even enlisted the aid of the Knights at the state and even national levels to get my local council to reply. Nothing. No response at all. The state and national Knights have been great–it is my local council that will not respond.
Please understand, this is the best parish in my area. The priest is wonderful, and I really love attending Mass.
Last week my wife received two welcome to the parish letters, asking where she would like to serve and which groups she might be interested in. She also received a personal welcome phone call. Not welcoming us as a couple, but welcoming her only.and I received none. I am the one registered as head of household and nothing.
I want to belong, and I want to serve. I have really put myself out there and have been completely shut out.
Can anyone give me any advice as to how I should take this? Is God telling me something? I have spent so many hours in prayer, many hours in discussion with my wife and we just can’t figure it out.
Thank you in advance for any advice/suggestions.