I am part of Familia (www.familiausa.net) a lay apostolate of Regnum Christi - which is under the Legionnaires of Christ - I am from a Polish family and such convoluted relations are normal for me
Any way, as a team leader for a Familia team, I got an email from our regional coordinator to pass along some invitations for fall gatherings under the email title of “Catholic Connections”.
I checked to see what I was sending along for my own benefit, when I realized that one of the documents a banquet and fund raiser for an RC/LC school. While I wish no harm on them - most of the Familia members don’t send their kids to that school.
Furthermore, it doesn’t seem that all of us could ask for our particular schools’ fund raisers to be broadcast across the city and into another state. Who could or would want to handle that much extra email to ignore.
Truth is that we are sacrificing for our kids and their schools as it is - I am just feeling less than charitable about this mailing.
I guess it is because I struggle in my relationship with regional coordinator - she treats me like a five year old on good days.
other days, she treats me like I am ineducable. As a result, if I go to her with my concern, I am pretty certain that she will tell me that I am seeing entirely from the wrong the perspective - yes, she has been a parent at that school, but her kids are in college now.
I don’t wish to leave Familia, I love the materials and my team of moms. We carve out this time to really learn about our faith and the theology of the body. It is just too good to leave.
I contacted my trainer - I love that term - and told her of my angst. I asked her to enlighten me. She is well aware of the problem with our regional coordinator and goes to bat for me all the time. So she will understand why I didnt go directly to the person what sent the email.
Comments - suggestions - therapy?