So I’m a single 20-something Catholic women and feel no place in the Church. Well, not in my diocese anyway. (I’m not in America BTW)
My Parish is pretty small, mostly seniors and a few families, the only young ones only make an appearance when it’s time to baptize their baby.
There’s no opportunity to help out at my Parish - the jobs are few and are taken. I can’t volunteer with the Charity run by my church because I was told I was too young and won’t fit in with the over 70’s. They actually told me this.
The SAME people every single week do the readings, hand out communion and the few other Parish jobs.
There’s never an opportunity to do anything unless you have a child you can put in Faith Formation or the occasional ‘theology of the body’ classes they run for couples.
The dioceses offers nothing for singles. They are putting on a special mass soon celebrating all the married people and religious. Singles not invited.
What can I do? How can I help but feel unloved?
Why can’t we be more friendly to singles?
I feel like I can’t participate in my Parish and it’s lonely.